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New Hampshire Health Workforce Data Collection

Organization name: NH Rural Health and Primary Care
Organization website: www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/bchs/rhpc/index.htm
Organization description:

Rural Health and Primary Care (RHPC) aims to meet the following priorities and goals: Access – To increase access to quality health care services for rural and underserved populations; Quality – To improve the quality of care provided at Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics; Sustainability – To improve financial and operational outcomes of Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics; and Workforce – To increase the number of health care providers serving rural and underserved populations. RHPC houses the State Office of Rural Health (SORH), the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex), the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP), the State Loan Repayment Program, and the J-1 Visa Waiver (Conrad 30) program. The Health Professions Data Center was developed to collect supply and capacity data from healthcare professionals in primary care related fields. Workforce survey implementation during the license renewal cycle with the health professions licensing boards began with physicians in 2015 and expanded to include APRNs, mental health practitioners, and PAs by 2018. Survey implementation for psychologists and alcohol and drug counselors begins in 2019.

Contact name: Danielle Weiss
Contact email: Danielle.Weiss@dhhs.nh.gov
Contact phone: (603) 271-4547
Reports posted to website: Yes
Health Workforce Surveys:

Workforce Supply Surveys

Workforce Supply Data

Data collected for:These professions       
Data collected through:Survey that is not part of the licensing process              
Survey that is part of the licensing process       
Telephone interview              
In-person interview              
The survey is:Mandatory       
Not Mandatory              
Data collected on:Every Individual       
Sample of Individuals              
Types of information collected:Demographic characteristics       
Educational background       
Practice characteristics       
Data collected at:One time only              
Regular intervals