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Delaware Valley Healthcare Council of HAP advocates for southeast Pennsylvania hospital and health care-related organizations including more than 50 acute and specialty care hospitals and health systems, 30 facilities providing inpatient behavioral health services and 20 facilities providing rehabilitation.
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More People Have Health Insurance, But Cost Is Still a Barrier to CareJune 12, 2015
Southeastern Pennsylvania Hospitals Contribute More Than $2.5 Billion in Community BenefitMay 27, 2015
Overcoming Socioeconomic Disparities: What Health Care Can Learn from EducationJuly 22, 2015
Jobs That Pay Off in More Ways Than OneMay 14, 2015
2015 DVHC Annual Meeting
November 6, 2015
Greater Philadelphia is home to nearly one-third of Pennsylvania residents and an economy based on strong higher education and medical sectors. In alignment with HAP’s advocacy agenda, DVHC communicates the region’s health care concerns and needs to elected officials and other policymakers in Philadelphia, suburban county governments, Harrisburg, and Washington, D.C. Learn more
Located in a high-profile, major metropolitan area, Greater Philadelphia hospitals and health care facilities must be prepared for a wide range of disasters. The health care community works with public health, emergency management, and other government partners to plan, train, and exercise for weather events, public health emergencies, and acts of terrorism. Learn more
DVHC collects and analyzes data to help health care leaders, policymakers, and other stakeholders understand and address important trends in Greater Philadelphia’s changing health care environment. DVHC conducts: original surveys to assess emerging trends; regional analysis of publically available data; and analysis of utilization trends. Learn more
Health insurance plays a big role in consumers’ ability to attain the best possible health and obtain the right health care, in the right setting, at the right time. DVHC works with the region’s health insurers to improve access to high-quality, cost-efficient health care in Greater Philadelphia. Learn more
Delaware Valley Healthcare Council (DVHC) of The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) is a leading advocate for better health and health care in the five-county region of southeastern Pennsylvania. DVHC’s members include hospitals, health systems, and other health care providers. DVHC has strong relationships with regional government officials, state and federal lawmakers representing the five-county region, and the many regional and Philadelphia-based advocates and stakeholders working to improve health and health care. Learn more