The Philadelphia Department of Public Health collects, analyzes, and reports on a wide variety of public health data, including data related to births and deaths, HIV, STDs, immunizations, children’s health, smoking, obesity, air quality, and food safety.
These data inform the Department’s programs and policies. In addition, they enable the public and our partners to understand the health challenges faced by Philadelphians.
Archived reports can be found here. The latest reports can be found below.
The Department has developed a Community Health Assessment (CHA) as part of its efforts to achieve public health accreditation by 2015.
A CHA is a systematic assessment of population health that highlights key public health challenges and improvements in the jurisdiction. For Philadelphia, the CHA encompasses 13 public health domains, reflecting local priorities and those identified by Healthy People 2020 and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Rankings.
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The Department products an annual report on births and deaths among Philadelphia residents. NOTE: The Philadelphia Department of Public Health does not issue or maintain birth or death certificates. Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health or call (215) 560-3054.
Philadelphia Maternal Mortality Report, 2010-2012 (2015)
This report focuses on the pregnancy-related deaths in 2010-2012 that were reviewed by the Philadelphia Maternal Mortality Review Team.
Philadelphia Child Death Review Report, 2009-2010 (2013)
This report focuses on the children whose deaths in 2009 and 2010 were reviewed by the Philadelphia Child Death Review Team.
Philadelphia Homeless Death Review Report, 2009-10 (2012)
This report focuses on the homeless people whose deaths in 2009 and 2010 were reviewed by the Philadelphia Homeless Death Review Team.
Fatality Review Program
Maternal, Child & Family Health
HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report (2013)
This report summarizes data on new and pre-existing cases of HIV and AIDS, including the method of transmission. Data are presented by age, gender, race/ethnicity, and geography.
Division of Disease Control Annual Report (2012)
This report summarizes the diseases and conditions that health care providers and laboratories are required to report to PDPH, such as STDs, hepatitis, influenza, and vaccine-preventable conditions.
AIDS Activities Coordinating Office
Get Healthy Philly Annual Report (2013)
This report summarizes the efforts of the Department of Public Health and its partners in promoting healthy eating, active living, and smoke-free individuals and communities.
Smoking, Obesity, and Related Chronic Conditions (2014)
Pages 58-106 of the Community Health Assessment provide the latest data on smoking, obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. They are available for Philadelphia over time, by race-ethnicity, and by neighborhood.
Get Healthy Philly
Philadelphia Air Quality Report (2012)
This report provides an annual summary of air quality in Philadelphia.
To request additional data, please complete all sections of the data request form and email the Director of Policy and Planning. Data can be provided permitting that time and resources are available. Not all requests can be met, including those that require extensive data processing.
Department of Public Health Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The IRB reviews all research proposals involving persons receiving services directly from or funded by/through the Department of Public Health, the Department of Behavioral Health, the Department of Finance, and the Office of Risk Management. The IRB also reviews proposals involving data from the Medical Examiner's Office as well as proposals submitted with a request for review by other City departments.
Health Commissioner’s Office Review Committee
This committee reviews all research proposals to ensure that research involving PDPH data, staff or clients supports the mission of the Department.
Department of Public Health staff regularly publish articles in scientific journals that help advance public health science and practice.
- Community Health Database – Public Health Management Corporation
- Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project – Temple University
- Philadelphia Neighborhood Information Systems – Cartographic Modeling Lab – University of PA
- Bureau of Health Statistics and Research – PA Department of Health
- State Cancer Profiles – National Cancer Institute
- Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System – Centers for Disease Control
- Chronic Disease Indicators – Centers for Disease Control
- Community Health Status Indicators – Department of Health and Human Services
- Healthy People 2010-2020 – Department of Health and Human Services
- KIDS Count Data Center – Annie E. Casey Foundation
- National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey – Centers for Disease Control
- Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project – Harvard School of Public Health
- US Census – Fact Finder
- Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System – Centers for Disease Control