Greater Phoenixville Area Community Health Assessment Executive Summary

Filed in news by on September 19, 2017

This assessment was commissioned to spark conversations and assist with the development of strategies to address health issues and create more opportunities for people to improve their health.

We are pleased to report that, overall, the health of the people in our community is generally very good, and most people have access to the resources, services, and support they need to live healthy lifestyles and to address health issues as they arise. At the same time, disparities in health status and access persist, and they typically reflect disparities in socioeconomic status and occur along ethnic and racial lines.

Phoenixville continues to undergo significant change, as reflected in the recent and continuing economic revitalization. While this trend offers significant opportunities for many, it also places strain on individuals and households already struggling to pay for housing. It is no surprise that housing affordability emerged as a significant issue that directly influences health.

Our community, like so many across the country, is confronting challenges related to mental health and wellness, addiction, and maximizing the potential to prevent health issues. These three areas offer for the Greater Phoenixville area to continually improve the health of our community members, and point to strategies and efforts for service providers and community institutions.

Louis J. Beccaria, Ph.D, President/CEO
Phoenixville Community Health Foundation

Read the executive summary (8 pages) of the assessment commissioned by PCHF to better understand the health of our community and to inform our efforts to continually improve people’s health and wellness.