Health Professions Data Center
The Division of Public Health Services developed the Health Professions Data Center (HPDC) to collect and store key practice and capacity data from primary care-associated, licensed health care providers in NH.
The Division of Public Health Services developed the Health Professions Data Center (HPDC) to collect and store key practice and capacity data from primary care-associated, licensed health care providers in NH. Data is used for health care access planning and workforce assessment and informs:
- Federal shortage designations, which brings providers and grant funding to underserved areas of the state;
- Recruitment/Retention initiatives including scholarships, loan repayment, and waiver programs;
- The development and expansion of existing educational programs and employment training programs;
- Emergency preparedness; and
- Health workforce policy.
The health professions survey is a required component of New Hampshire license renewal for participating provider types. Provider data is collected with an electronic survey during license renewal under the respective New Hampshire licensing boards.
Survey implementation began in 2018 for the following healthcare provider types:
- Physician Assistants (PAs)
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs)
- Pastoral Psychotherapists (LPPs)
- Independent Clinical Social Workers (LICSWs)
- Mental Health Counselors (LCMHCs)
- Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs)
Survey implementation began in 2019 for the following provider types:
- Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADCs/MLADCs)
In 2021, survey implementation began for registered dental hygienists (RDHs); and in 2022, survey implementation began for dentists.
The data collected is confidential and protected; it is only be used for the aforementioned purposes.
Pursuant to RSA 126-A:5, XVIII-a, Chapter 254 Laws of 2019, the State Office of Rural Health (SORH) shall receive and collect data from participating licensed health care professionals during the license renewal cycles. The respective licensing boards shall adopt rules, requiring, as part of the license renewal process, completion by licensees of a survey or opt-out form provided by the SORH. The SORH will analyze and release aggregated data results to inform policy regarding the current and future needs of New Hampshire’s primary care workforce.
Chapter He-C 800 Office of Rural Health, Part He-C 801 Health Professions Survey establishes the requirements for health care provider data collection.