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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?
 

2012 HEALTH CENTER IMPACT

 

PROGRAM GRANTEES

SERVED 21.1 MILLION PATIENTS

93% Below 200% poverty

72% Below 100% poverty

36% Uninsured

1,121,037 homeless individuals

903,089 agricultural workers

219,220 residents of public housing


PROVIDED 83.8 MILLION PATIENTS VISITS in 1,198 organizations across more than 8,900 service sites

EMPLOYED MORE THAN 148 THOUSAND STAFF including 10,400 physicians, 7,500 nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, and certified nurse midwives

LOOK-ALIKES

SERVED 951 THOUSAND PATIENTS

91% Below 200% poverty

72% Below 100% poverty

32% Uninsured

 

24,412 homeless individuals

17,946 agricultural workers


PROVIDED  3.4 MILLION PATIENTS VISITS in 93 organizations across more than 270 service sites

EMPLOYED MORE THAN 5.7 THOUSAND STAFF including 566 physicians, 276 nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, and certified nurse midwives

Source: 2012 Uniform Data System (UDS), Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration

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 http://bphc.hrsa.gov/healthcenterdatastatistics/reporting/index.html.

Helpful Links

EHB Resources: EHB accounts and user access questions:
CallCenter@hrsa.gov or 1-877-464-4772
Monday through Friday (except federal holidays) 9 AM to 5:30 PM (ET)

UDS Help Desk: UDS content questions
udshelp330@bphcdata.net or 1-866-837-4357 (866-UDS-HELP)
Monday through Friday (except federal holidays) 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (ET)

BPHC Help Desk: UDS electronic reporting questions
bphchelpline@hrsa.gov or 1-877-974-BPHC
Monday through Friday (except federal holidays) 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (ET)

Modular Online UDS Trainings

 


 



 

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Health Centers Serve All Ages

2012 Program Grantees

2012 Program Grantees -- 65 and up = 6.9%; 25 to 64 = 50.6%; 18 to 24 = 10.5%; 13 to 17 = 7.9%; 5 to 12= 13.2%; Under 5 11.0%

 

2012 Look-Alikes

2012 Look-Alikes -- 65 and up = 6.9%; 25 to 64 = 50.6%; 18 to 24 = 10.5%; 13 to 17 = 7.9%; 5 to 12= 13.2%; Under 5 11.0%

Source: 2012 Uniform Data System

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