Close to Home: The Health of Philadelphia's Neighborhoods

Report by Urban Health Collaborative and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health
August 2019

Urban Health Collaborative   (Philadelphia)

Using census tract-level data from various sources, a team from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and from Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University created comprehensive community health and well-being rankings for neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia, composed of clusters of census tracts. These rankings elucidate which areas of the City are experiencing the poorest outcomes and facilitate targeted public health interventions and planning efforts to reduce health disparities in Philadelphia.