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Geospatial Data Warehouse

About the Data

Data Sources

The list of data sources is categorized as described below and is a component of the HRSA Geospatial Data Warehouse Data Dictionary. Help for working with the list of data sources is available within the Report Tool help.

Demographic Data

  • U.S. Census 2000 Data
  • Claritas, Inc. population estimates for 2004, calculated using proprietary algorithms and based on data from the 2000 Census
  • National Center for Health Statistics Births and Infant Deaths, including low birth weight rates and infant mortality rates. Aggregated by county and by State, representing five years of data in each aggregation. Refer to the Data Suppression Rules for a complete description.

Spatial Data

  • Congressional Districts identifies the U.S. House and Senate districts and provides information on the representative/Senator.
  • Primary Care Service Areas identifies clusters of people receiving primary care within a ZIP code.
  • HRSA-specific spatial data available within the data warehouse are fully described in the spatial metadata.

Health Systems Information

  • Provider of Service File, Online Survey and Certification Reporting System (OSCAR) database, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Includes provider number, name, address, and characteristics for Medicare- approved hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, and other types of facilities.

HRSA Program Data

  • The HRSA Program data consists of awarded grant data, Medically Underserved Area/Population (MUA/P) data, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) data, National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Providers data, and NHSC Site data. The awarded grant data consists of grants and grantee information obtained from the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB). The MUA/P data includes designations intended to identify areas and population groups with a shortage of primary health care services. The HPSA dataset consists of information on the designations are intended to identify areas that have a shortage of primary health care professionals. The NHSC Providers data consists of information on NHSC Scholars and NHSC Loan Repayment Recipients who are providing service and include primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified nurse-midwives, dentists, dental hygienists, clinical or counseling psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychiatric nurse specialists, and licensed professional counselors. The NHSC Sites data includes information on public organizations, private organizations, and academic institutions in a wide range of settings-at community and migrant health centers, health care for the homeless clinics, and other public and private primary care delivery sites-in inner-city and rural communities nationwide.

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