Population Health

Across Pennsylvania, hospitals and health systems are working to improve the health of their patients, their employees, and the communities they serve.

HAP has created a dashboard and maps as resources to help hospitals and their community partners to better understand the health needs and challenges across Pennsylvania. The metrics included on this dashboard include screening, prevention, chronic, and acute conditions that influence a person’s health and shape the health of our communities.

Many of these resources can be found through the population health dashboard on this page, and more tools are in the works. The detailed county mapping by prevalence shows the challenges on a local level. 


HAP News

February 25, 2020

Rural Hospitals Continue to Close Across the U.S.

Rural hospitals are significant contributors to their communities, but many rural hospitals are operating in the red. Two new reports released this month reveal that more than 450 U.S. hospitals in rural areas are in danger of closing.

February 21, 2020

HAP’s Achievement Awards March 1 Deadline Nearing: Submit Your Project Today

Pennsylvania is home to a diverse community of world-class hospitals and health systems, with leadership and health care teams laser-focused on providing excellent care to their patients. HAP’s Achievement Awards program highlights the innovative projects that these teams undertake to continuously improve upon the quality of the care they deliver, as well as the health of their communities.

February 20, 2020

New Poll Underscores Importance of Health Care in 2020 Elections

As the 2020 primary election season ramps up, so, too, does the discussion about the country’s health care system. Candidates in Pennsylvania and across the United States are discussing everything from sweeping proposals to bring fundamental change to the system to efforts to address more granular issues, such as stemming the cost of health care and protecting patients from surprise balance bills.

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