The ARF is a database containing more than 6,000 variables for each of the nation's counties. ARF contains information on health facilities, health professions, measures of resource scarcity, health status, economic activity, health training programs, and socioeconomic and environmental characteristics. In addition, the basic file contains geographic codes and descriptors which enable it to be linked to many other files and to aggregate counties into various geographic groupings.
The Health Resources County Comparison Tool (HRCCT) is intended to enable local health planners, administrators and researchers to compare health status indicators and available health resources for their county (or county equivalents) to peer counties nationwide. Peer counties are those that are similar in population size, density, age distribution, and poverty.
The Health Workforce Information Center (HWIC) provides free access to the most recent resources on the nation’s health workforce in one easy-to-use online location. Developed under a HRSA cooperative agreement.
The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis (NCHWA) is charged with estimating the supply and demand for health workers in order to inform decision-making around health workforce investments. The NCHWA has several projects underway (at various stages of completion) to produce detailed workforce projections for key health professions, and to produce projections for most health occupations (cross-occupations projections) over the next several years.