The information included in this dataset is for the Governor’s Executive Budget and provides key Program Measures by Agency or Office.
The mission of the Department of Health is to promote healthy behaviors,
prevent injury and disease, and to assure the safe delivery of quality health
care for all people in Pennsylvania.
To accomplish this mission, the department works collaboratively with
public and private community partners to facilitate the development of an
effective public health system. The department licenses and regulates a
variety of health facilities, and provides outreach, education, prevention and
treatment services. Community-based groups receive grants to provide
essential services to the commonwealth’s citizens including programs for
women and children, nutrition, immunization, diagnosis and treatment of
certain blood and communicable diseases, cancer control and prevention.