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News for Immediate Release

October 5, 2023

Harrisburg – PHC4 has released a new County-Level Condition-Specific Report, for calendar year 2022, produced in the pursuit of improving healthcare outcomes and fostering transparency. PHC4 produces a comprehensive set of County-Level Condition-Specific Reports using the most recent available data.

These reports shed light on critical healthcare conditions, offering valuable insights into the state of public health at the county level. The reports delve into eight distinct areas of concern, each with its own unique challenges and implications. When considering the value of these reports, Barry Buckingham, PHC4’s Executive Director, states, “Whether you are a healthcare professional, policymaker, researcher, or concerned citizen, these reports supply the freshest essential data to support evidence-based decision-making and analysis within our healthcare systems.” 

PHC4 invites all stakeholders to review these reports, which are available for free at By providing these results, PHC4 aims to empower communities, healthcare providers, and policymakers with the most up-to-date information they need to make informed decisions and prioritize healthcare resources effectively.

PHC4 is an independent state agency formed under Pennsylvania statute (Act 89 of 1986, as amended by Act 15 of 2020) in order to address rapidly growing health care costs. The Council continues to produce comparative information about the most efficient and effective health care to individual consumers and group purchasers of health services. In addition, PHC4 produces information used to identify opportunities to contain costs and improve the quality of care delivered.

For more information, read the full report here or visit

Media contact:

Heather Nairn

Deputy Executive Director, PHC4

724-747-8250 l [email protected]

225 Market Street, Suite 400
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Phone: (717) 232-6787
Fax: (717) 232-3821