How does Pennsylvania Perform on Health Opportunity and Equity?
This graphic illustrates how Pennsylvania compares to other states across various factors that influence health
Domain score: 53
Social & Economic Factors
Domain score: 36
Community & Safety Factors
Domain score: 35
Domain score: 74
Access to Health Care
Domain score: 70
Key State Highlights
Pennsylvania ranks among the bottom states for health outcomes and socioeconomic and environmental opportunities with Black and Hispanic populations facing the greatest lack of opportunity in these measures.
- Hispanic adults in Pennsylvania face challenges in being able to own a home, earn a livable income, attain post-secondary education, or afford housing, and are among the least likely to have quality housing.
- Black communities in Pennsylvania face substantial environmental barriers to health as they are least likely to live in opportunity-rich areas with low rates of homicide, physical and sexual assault, robbery, and poverty.
- Black babies in Pennsylvania are least likely to survive to their first birthday at a rate twice that of the state average.
- On average, Pennsylvania fares better than most states in the nation for access to health care; however, American Indian/Alaska Native individuals in the state experience substantial challenges in being able to access affordable health care. They are also least likely to have youth in school or working and are among the least likely to have quality housing.
Adult Health Status
of Pennsylvania adults are in very good or excellent health
of Pennsylvania adults with very good or excellent health
Distance to Goal2,128,599
more adults in Pennsylvania would need to be in very good or excellent health to achieve the HOPE Goal
How Does Pennsylvania Compare to Other States?
Distance to Goal
State Distance to Goal
Adult Health Status
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