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Health Professions Data Center
The Rural Health and Primary Care Section (RHPC) has developed the Health Professions Data Center (HPDC) to collect and store key practice and capacity data from all practicing, licensed providers in NH. The Section will use this data to identify and process federal shortage designations: underserved areas, populations, or facilities eligible for many federal and state-level workforce development or grant programs. The data will also be a key resource in statewide healthcare workforce assessment and access planning and will inform and strengthen educational and training programs, emergency preparedness, and recruitment and retention initiatives including the National Health Service Corps and the NH State Loan Repayment Program.

House Bill 1692, Chapter 114:2, authorizes the State Office of Rural Health (SORH) to collect primary care workforce supply and capacity data:

The State Office of Rural Health, Department of Health and Human Services shall collect and organize data regarding the current and anticipated supply of health care professionals who make up the state's primary care workforce and the current and anticipated demand for primary care services in the state in the future and report such data to the commission established in section 1 of this act. The state office of rural health shall also plan and budget for a New Hampshire health professions workforce data center which shall collect such data in the future.

Surveys will be implemented for the following healthcare provider types:

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Behavioral Health Practitioners
  • Substance Use Disorder Specialists

The data collected will be confidential and protected; it will only be used for the aforementioned purposes.

 
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