SHIP 2006 - 2010 The State Health Improvement Plan Three Components of SHIP A health improvement plan that emphasizes improving the health status of populations; A plan that emphasizes engaging local partnerships to coordinate resources and address local health issues
The State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP)
promotes well-being by focusing on
identifying and addressing root causes
of disease and disability with community
Each Category for Health Action has its own chapter
Reference Chapters 8 – 13
“State of State” Chapters
PA Priorities are priorities not captured by HP2010 LHI but are important to improve health in Pennsylvania.
Community Priorities are priorities raised in the planning process by community representatives
Category for Health Action
Leading Health Indicator (LHI)
Additional Pennsylvania Priorities
Additional Community Priorities
Under each of the major headings you will find these subheadings
The information under the subheadings will consist of research findings, national data, Pennsylvania data, and notable disparities.
Pennsylvania Healthy People 2010 Data – Tracking Progress
Resources appear in the last section of each discussion area.
PA public health efforts and other state agency and national resources that address a particular LHI or Priority are listed here.
This document is designed to:
SHIP outlines a process by which DOH
and community partners can work
together to meet the needs of the public.
Partnership is defined as:
Reference: Chapter 5
A Local Health Improvement Partnership
(LHIP) or Community-Based Health
Improvement Partnership is:
A collaboration of public, private, and voluntary organizations and individuals, who serve a defined geographic area, and exists for the purpose of improving the health status of the community.
SHIP defines a community as:
“all persons and organizations within a geographic area in which there is a sense of interdependence, identity, and belonging.”
SHIP 2006-2010 expands the analyses of
health disparities beyond rural and
minority health disparities that were
covered in previous SHIP reports.
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“A disproportionate health burden for a
segment of the population, compared to
the total population or a target
Reference: Chapter 6
Eliminating Health Disparities
Health Disparities are differences in health status, the delivery of health services, and the utilization of health services.
Highlighted in SHIP 2006-2010:
The plan uses several sources to identify health disparities in PA residents:
Race/Ethnicity – The 2003 age-adjusted death rate for HIV/AIDS among black residents was almost 15 times higher than for whites.Examples of Disparities in PA
a high school education have no healthcare coverage compared to 7 percent of those with a college degree.
Geographic Location – Many rural counties had 2000-2002 age-adjusted death rates for heart disease that were much higher than the state rate.Examples of Disparities in PA
together we can do so much."- Helen Keller
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Bureau of Health Planning
Room 1033, Health and Welfare Building
7th & Forster Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17120
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