Philly Organizations 


The City of Philadelphia and the Delaware valley region is one of the greatest medical centers in the nation and the world with outstanding institutions committed to providing the best and the very latest that medical science makes possible. The city and surrounding region, home to over 1,500,000 people and center for larger region is home to four competing academic medical centers, numerous community tax exempt Hospitals, Medical Schools, Nursing schools, Pharmacy schools, Pharmaceuticals, Foundations, public policy education. etc.. (% of health care professionals, trained in Philadelphia.. Philadelphians are insured through VA, Medicare, Medicaid, non for profit and for profit insurers.

Philly Open Health increases access to and availability of public health data for Philadelphia and surrounding counties. There is a huge amount of publicly-available population health data available for the greater Philadelphia area, but it isn't technically "open data". While some of the data on Philly Open Health will be open (machine-readable) data, such as population demographics, other data will be sourced from PDFs, siloed databases, and filtered federal data sets. The combination of data sources and types will provide a more comprehensive look at population health in the greater Philly area, even though open data in the public health arena is limited.








HUD:   Promise  






The mission of the Department of Public Health is to protect the health of all Philadelphians and to promote an environment that allows us to lead healthy lives. We provide services, set policies, and enforce laws that support the dignity of every man, woman and child in Philadelphia.


Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity

About our office

Despite spending nearly $700 million annually across multiple departments and public agencies to address the effects of poverty, Philadelphia is in crisis.  Mayor Michael Nutter recognized that the scale of poverty in Philadelphia would require collective action of an equal scale.  The myriad City agencies and nonprofits working in silos have isolated impact on poverty — but truly effective solutions require coordinated, large-scale social change.  That is why, in January 2013, he launched the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity (CEO).

CEO’s mission:

Align the city’s efforts to lift individuals and communities out of poverty and increase opportunities for low income individuals and families.

The causes and effects of complex social problems like poverty are interdependent. They arise from the interactions of human and social factors and government, corporate and social sector organizations. CEO was created to be a catalyst and serve as the supportive infrastructure to the city’s cross-sector efforts to fight poverty.


Community Health Assessment (2013) PDPH has drafted 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.








Department Mission and Core Functions  

The Department's mission is to promote healthy lifestyles, prevent injury and disease, and to assure the safe delivery of quality healthcare for all Commonwealth citizens.




The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) is an independent nonprofit organization that leads healthcare initiatives aimed at improving the safety, outcomes, and care experiences of all patients, residents and consumers across the Delaware Valley.

We are dedicated to the vision that, through an engaged, collaborative community, the region benefits from a high-performing healthcare delivery system demonstrating enhanced measures of safety, quality, and effectiveness. 215-563-2444




Imagine a regional public health institute that serves more than 123,000 clients annually. With more than 250 programs in 70 locations. Combining the mission-driven perspective of a nonprofit with the fiscal control and management capabilities of a rigorous corporate structure. This is Public Health Management Corporation. A leading nonprofit provider of public health resources, PHMC has been helping to build healthy communities in the Delaware Valley for more than thirty-eight years.




Delaware Valley Healthcare Council of HAP advocates for southeast Pennsylvania hospital and health care-related organizations including more than 50 acute and specialty care hospitals and health systems, 30 facilities providing inpatient behavioral health services and 20 facilities providing rehabilitation.




GPBCH is a membership organization open to employers located in, or having a significant employed population in, the Greater Philadelphia region: Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware and Chester Counties in Pennsylvania; Camden, Burlington and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey; and New Castle County in Delaware.  Affiliated memberships are open to all individuals and organizations working with or on behalf of employers in the coalition’s service region.         



Organizing for Single-Payer Health Care in the Philadelphia Region

Health Care for All Philadelphia is a coalition of health professionals and activists dedicated to achieving a publicly financed, single payer health plan that provides one standard of cost-effective, high quality care for all people.



Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc.

Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc. (the "Center") operates healthcare centers located in Philadelphia and Norristown, Pennsylvania. The Center provides a broad range of health services to a largely medically underserved population.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (the "DHHS") provides substantial support to the Center. The Center is obligated under the terms of the DHHS grants to comply with specified conditions and program requirements set forth by the grantor.




Healthy Philadelphia connects all the pieces of the healthcare puzzle and looks at the health of our city in a new way. It’s about making health care work better to create a healthier Philadelphia.

Carol Rogers,  215-568-0399 Ext. 216



Academic centers




CPHI is a university-wide center which was founded in 2007 by the Provost's Office. We promote interdisciplinary research, education and practice in public health.





As part of the launch of, the Inquirer is publishing performance data from 48 hospitals in Southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. The first batch of numbers comes from Medicare’s still-evolving “Hospital Compare” program.

Hospital Guide

Read profiles of some of the outstanding medical centers in Southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware. We'll roll out new profiles each week.



Our searchable database of the region’s best physicians

We’ve made some improvements to help you get the information you need more quickly. To locate doctors who specialize in a particular medical procedure or specific disorder, you can now search the list by keyword. We’ve also added a direct web link to each doctor’s primary affiliated hospital. Our Top Doctors list has always been the gold standard for those seeking the finest medical care in the Philadelphia area. This year, we’ve again teamed up with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. to bring you the local doctors other doctors say they’d choose to tend to their family members. We’ve included a glossary of the American Board of Medical Specialties categories we use and a thorough explanation of just how Castle Connolly compiles its Top Doctors list.


Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia Businesss Journal Editor Craig Ey and members of his reporting staff appear periodically on "NewsWorks Tonight" for interviews providing depth and perspective on business news from the region.


Philadelphia Daily News

NewsWorks collaborates with the city's tabloid newspaper on two projects, the It's Our Money blog on city finances and City Howl. City Howl is a site where residents can report complaints (or more rarely compliments) about city and regional services. The Help Desk selects interesting complaints, and follows up on them with city agencies. The It's Our Money team has recently begun working with WHYY to produce a regular podcast delving into issues of city government and finances.


Philadelphia Neighborhoods/Temple Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab: Philadelphia Neighborhoods is the cornerstone of the Temple University Department of Journalism's mission to better tell stories in the undercovered and underserved neighborhoods of Philadelphia. Each semester, different teams of Temple students concentrate their news coverage on various Philadelphia neighborhoods, telling stories that represent the city's multicultural and multinational voices. NewsWorks is sponsoring teams of Temple student journalists to cover several neighborhoods in Northwest Philadelphia; WHYY journalists are providing advice and training to the students.



Philadelphia Weekly

NewsWorks shares content with Philadelphia Weekly and links to its coverage, particularly its arts and entertainment coverage. Philadelphia Weekly, founded in 1971 and renamed in 1995, is one of the city's chief alternative weeklies.

PlanPhilly is an independent news-gathering entity affiliated with PennPraxis, the clinical arm of the School of Design of the University of Pennsylvania. Former reporters and editors from The Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as citizen journalists, provide daily news coverage of the built and planned environment. NewsWorks has contracted with PlanPhilly to provide regular, in-depth, timely coverage of planning, zoning and development news in Northwest Philadelphia. The two sites also share other regional content related to these topics.



Technically Philly

Technically Philly is a blog that "covers the community of people who use technology in Philadelphia." The news site publishes daily with updates, profiles, reviews and listings. It follows technology-involved government policy, social organizations, venues, venture capital companies, startups, design firms and media in the broad region. NewsWorks and WHYY partner with Technically Philly on events such as Philly Tech Week, a week-long, citywide series of events organized by TP that uses WHYY as its main host site. The two sites share content, and writers from Technically Philly appear periodically on NewsWorks Tonight to give reports on trends in technology in the region.



Commercial web-sites


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