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Social Innovations toward Building a Culture of Health
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When: Thursday, July 6, 2017
9:30 – 12:00 PM
Where: Public Health Management Corporation
1500 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19102
United States

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Social Innovations toward Building a Culture of Health


Please join Social Innovations, Public Health Management and the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium, for the Social Innovations toward Building a Culture of Health on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, to learn about the County Health Rankings and PHMC’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Health Survey AND to CREATE solutions for the region and become part of the growing network of health innovative solution focused leaders. The symposium was developed to raise awareness and serve as a call to action using health data to drive innovation.


“Health and human serving system leaders are discarding the old ways of doing business in favor of new approaches that are innovative, efficient, effective, and responsive to the needs and demands of a dynamic and rapidly changing society. We are shifting from a reactive and crisis-oriented services delivery model to one that focuses “upstream” and better enables all of us to live to our full potential and to more effectively identify and address root causes when we do encounter roadblocks along the way”[1]. Ultimately, regional health and human services agencies, collectively, are shaping a new ecosystem across sectors and systems that will align services, integrate data systems, leverage technologies and create system transformation.

The County Health Rankings (CHR), a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI), compare counties within each state on more than 30 factors that impact health, including such social determinants as education, jobs, housing, exercise, commuting times, and more. The rankings raise awareness about the many factors that influence health and that health varies from place to place.

The CHDB’s Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) Household Health Survey provides timely information on more than 13,000 residents—children and adults—living in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. One of the longest running regional Household Health Survey in the country, the survey was conducted in 1983, 1987, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015 and will be conducted in 2018! The Household Health Survey has expanded beyond the SEPA region to collect information about the health and well-being of adults in Berks, Lancaster and Schuylkill Counties, Center County, Mercer County, NJ, and across the state of Delaware to collect information about the health and well-being of children. The survey targets key information about health status, personal health behaviors and access to and utilization of area health services. These data are available at the regional and county levels, but also at much smaller geographies, including clusters of ZIP codes or clusters of census tracts that represent neighborhoods or service areas.

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