Place and Health

When it comes to health, place matters.

The Population Health Data Initiative (PHDI) is supported by UCSF to increase population health research capacity and data resources by:

  • Geocoding addresses within electronic health records (EHRs) at UCSF Health and San Francisco Health Network
  • Linking these data with neighborhood-level data to allow investigation of how social and environmental factors influence health outcomes

PHDI partners with healthcare systems and departments of public health to align research, quality improvement, and programming using patient and population-level data. More information about how to integrate place and health into your work here: