ADHS will be performing maintenance on the Medical Marijuana systems starting on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10 PM expected to be completed by Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 4 AM. During this time, Medical Marijuana Online Registry Applications will be unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience this maintenance downtime may cause. If the process is completed earlier, the systems will be made available at an earlier time.

Data, Reports & Maps

Need for Assistance Worksheet

The Need for Assistance (NFA) worksheet looks at a specified geographic area and provides a score that is based on specific core barriers to care and other health indicators to prioritize underserved areas in need of more healthcare resources. NFA worksheets are a requirement for new access point applications for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) or FQHC Look-Alikes. The Bureau of Health Systems Development has developed a database to pull together all of the information required in a NFA worksheet and provides this information as a free resource.

The barriers and health indicators covered in the NFA worksheet include:

  • Population to One FTE Primary Care Physician Ratio
  • Percent of Population at or Below 200 Percent of Poverty
  • Percent of Population Uninsured
  • Distance or Travel Time to Nearest Primary Care Provider Accepting New Medicaid and/or Uninsured Patients
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cancer
  • Prenatal and Perinatal Health
  • Child Health

Review the NFA Data Resource Guide for more information on the data included in the NFA.

Sample NFA worksheet

NFA Score Conversion Table

To request a Need for Assistance worksheet, please complete the NFA request form and email it to Cielo Mohapatra.

Helpful Links

Note: Information provided in PDF files, unless otherwise indicated.