In July, PHMC and Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Foundation announced a new partnership to share information about access to health care services in Philadelphia. By combining data from IBC Foundation related to the 34 private, nonprofit health clinics it funds throughout the region with data from PHMC’s Community Health Data Base (CHDB) Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Health Survey, the organizations will learn more about the populations the clinics serve and the savings the clinics contribute to our region’s health care system. The analysis of this information will help PHMC and IBC Foundation better understand where needs are not adequately met and more effectively target gaps related to caring for clinic patients. For more information and to register to receive a copy of an upcoming brief drawn from the data, please contact Francine Axler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..