Community Health Database

In 1983, PHMC recognized that local, population-based data were generally unavailable for health planning, policy and program development, and that this missing information greatly reduced the capacity of local health and social service organizations to plan and design health programs to address the needs of local residents and communities. To fill this gap, PHMC obtained support to create the Community Health Data Base (CHDB).

A central component of the CHDB is the Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Health Survey, one of the longest running regional Household Health Survey in the country, administered every two years in over 10,000 households. The CHDB also maintains and disseminates U.S. Census and Pennsylvania vital statistics data.

Learn more about the Community Health Database.