The 2016 New Hampshire Physician Licensure Survey
The Division of Public Health Services is collecting key practice and capacity data from all licensed physicians in the State with the 2016 New Hampshire Physician Survey. The survey is designed to collect general information regarding your current provider status and the locations at which you routinely practice medicine. Only physicians due to renew their New Hampshire medical license in 2016 will have access to the survey.
The data will be a key resource in statewide healthcare workforce assessment, healthcare access planning, informing educational and training programs, emergency preparedness, recruitment and retention initiatives including the National Health Service Corps and the NH State Loan Repayment Program, and other functions requiring accurate statewide data on provider capacity.
The electronic survey will be user-friendly and take anywhere from 3 minutes to 15 minutes to complete.
The data collected will be confidential and protected; it will only be used for the aforementioned purposes.
For any questions or concerns regarding the Physician Survey, please call the Rural Health and Primary Care Office at 603-271-4547, not the Board of Medicine.
Rural Health and Primary Care Section
The Rural Health and Primary Care section includes the Primary Care Office, the State Office of Rural Health, and Workforce Development. The mission and function of the Rural Health and Primary Care section is to support communities and stakeholders that provide innovative and effective access to quality health care services with a focus on the low income, uninsured, and Medicaid populations of New Hampshire.
The Primary Care Office (PCO) works with other NH partners statewide to improve access to quality health care services especially for uninsured residents. The PCO is the location of the NH Health Professions Data Center and is responsible for federal health care shortage designations. The PCO also provides technical assistance for National Health Service Corps sites.
Rural Health Care
The State Office of Rural Health (SORH) offers technical assistance to rural health care providers and organizations and provides healthcare-related information to rural healthcare stakeholders. SORH serves as a liaison between rural healthcare organizations and many DHHS programs. It also includes the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, which supports the Critical Access Hospitals and the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program.
Workforce Development works with each of the above program areas to increase or retain the supply of health professionals serving New Hampshire. There is a particular focus on those professionals whose service will meet the needs of rural and underserved populations. Workforce Development administers New Hampshire's State Loan Repayment Program, the J1 Visa Waiver (Conrad 30) program, and the National Interest Waiver program.