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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
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Prenatal and Perinatal Health
- Child Health
Review the NFA Data Resource Guide for more information on the data included in the NFA.
- FFIEC Geocoding System
Enter an address and get census data and geocodes specific to that location
- HealthCare Service Delivery Sites (HRSA)
- UDS Mapper
Note: Information provided in PDF files, unless otherwise indicated.