North Carolina Data Collection

North Carolina Health Professions Data System (HPDS), Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy, Sheps Center, UNC-CH

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Julie Spero

(919) 966-9985

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Housed within the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, the North Carolina Health Professions Data System (HPDS) collects and disseminates descriptive data on 19 categories of licensed health professionals in North Carolina. Established in the 1970s, this work is done in cooperation with the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program (AHEC), and the state’s independent health professional licensing boards. Historically published in an annual data book, data are now published annually in a new data visualization tool with downloadable maps and data. The data are used in analyses, presentations and reports, and have been used by stakeholders such as the University of North Carolina General Administration, the NC Community College System and the NC General Assembly. Data are available through a data request process.

Workforce Supply Data

Item Value CRNADENDHLPNMWNPPAPHAPHYPSYPTRNSW
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             
Other             
The survey is:Mandatory  
Not Mandatory             
Data collected on:Every Individual  
Sample of Individuals             
Types of information collected:Demographic characteristics  
Educational background  
Practice characteristics  
Other             
Data collected at:One time only             
Regular intervals  
Other             

Education Pipeline Data

Item Value CRNADENDHLPNMWNPPAPHAPHYPSYPTRNSW
Data collected for:These professions            
Data collected from:Individuals             
Program            
Types of information collected:Graduation rates             
Enrollment rates             
Demographic characteristics of trainees             
Job market experiences of trainees             
Post-graduation plans of trainees             
Other            
Data collected at:One time only             
Regular intervals            
Other