Chester County is one of the wealthiest counties in the country and yet:
- Approximately 8,299 residents in the Coatesville Area School District are uninsured, including over 1,000 children.
- Black women in Chester County are 2 times as likely as white women across the U.S. to experience infant mortality.
- 11.1% of babies born to women in the city of Coatesville were low birth weight compared to 6.7% of all Chester County babies. (2012-2014)
We do not shy away from confronting the fact that we serve some of the poorest municipalities in Pennsylvania in one of the wealthiest counties in the U.S. That inequity leads to health issues and disparities that the Brandywine Health Foundation is best positioned to address with grant funding, but also with expertise, vision, and bringing the right people together to find local solutions to national problems.
Our Priority – Health Equity
The Brandywine Health Foundation is working hard to ensure that every resident of the Greater Coatesville community has the opportunity to make choices that will allow them to live a long and healthy life, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, disability, income or background.
- Advance equitable access to affordable, quality and innovative primary, oral, behavioral and reproductive health services.
- Reduce avoidable, unfair or unjust disparities in health outcomes.
How do we accomplish these goals?
By providing grants, and through education, advocacy, and encouraging community engagement. Our numerous grantees – past, present and future – are providing quality healthcare and improving access to that care. They are educating, advocating for, and engaging our residents in programs that will allow them to live a long and healthy life. Click here to see a complete listing of all our grantees.
Click here to find details surrounding our Health Equity strategic goals including measurable outcomes, performance indicators, and community data.
We have made great progress and so much more can be accomplished with your help. Donate Today!