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Health Center Data

Uniform Data System reports, manuals, reporting changes, and training materials are housed under Health Center Data.

What is the UDS?
What Data Are Collected?
Who Reports UDS Data?
When Are Data Reported?
How Are Data Used?
How Can I Get Help Submitting our Health Center UDS Data?





93% Below 200% poverty

72% Below 100% poverty

35% Uninsured

1,131,414 homeless individuals

861,120 agricultural workers

227,665 residents of public housing

PROVIDED 86 MILLION PATIENTS VISITS in 1,202 organizations across more than 9,208 service sites

EMPLOYED MORE THAN 156 THOUSAND STAFF including 10,733 physicians, 8,156 nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, and certified nurse midwives



93% Below 200% poverty

74% Below 100% poverty

32% Uninsured


20,011 homeless individuals

10,681 agricultural workers

PROVIDED  4 MILLION PATIENTS VISITS in 100 organizations across more than 310 service sites

EMPLOYED MORE THAN  6 THOUSAND STAFF including 588 physicians, 325 nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, and certified nurse midwives

What is the UDS?

The Uniform Data System (UDS) is a core set of information appropriate for reviewing the operation and performance of health centers

What Data Are Collected?
The UDS tracks a variety of information, including patient demographics, services provided, staffing, clinical indicators, utilization rates, costs, and revenues.

Who Reports UDS Data?
UDS data are collected from health center programs which include Program Grantees and Look-Alikes as defined in Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act: The UDS is a reporting requirement for grantees of the following HRSA primary care programs, as defined in the Public Health Service Act:

  • Community Health Center, Section 330 (e)
  • Migrant Health Center, Section 330 (g)
  • Health Care for the Homeless, Section 330 (h)
  • Public Housing Primary Care, Section 330 (i)
  • Other grantees under Section 330

All new health centers that receive Health Center grant awards before October 1 of the reporting year are required to submit UDS reports.

When Are Data Reported?
Data are reported annually in the first quarter of the year. The UDS submission deadline is February 15 every year.

How Are Data Used?
The data are reviewed to ensure compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements, improve health center performance and operations, and report overall program accomplishments. The data help to identify trends over time, enabling HRSA to establish or expand targeted programs and identify effective services and interventions to improve the health of underserved communities and vulnerable populations. UDS data are compared with national data to review differences between the U.S. population at large and those individuals and families who rely on the health care safety net for primary care. UDS data also inform Health Center programs, partners, and communities about the patients served by Health Centers.

How Can I Get Help Submitting our Health Center UDS Data?
Available technical assistance resources include national health center program technical assistance calls, regional trainings, online training modules, the UDS manual and help desk responses to questions. Updated resources are posted at

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UDS Help Desk: UDS content questions or 1-866-837-4357 (866-UDS-HELP)
Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays) 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (ET)

BPHC Helpline: UDS electronic reporting questions
Contact us online or via 1-877-974-BPHC (2742)
Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays) 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (ET)

Modular Online UDS Trainings




Health Centers Serve All Ages

2013 Program Grantees

65 & up - 7%, Under 5 -10%, 5 to 12 - 14%, 13 to 17 - 8%, 18 to 24 - 10%, 25 to 64 - 51%


2013 Look-Alikes

65 & up - 7%, Under 5 - 10%, 5 to 12 - 12%, 13 to 17 - 7%, 18 to 24 - 10%, 25 to 64 - 54%

Source: 2013 Uniform Data System

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