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Area Health Resources Files

The Area Health Resources Files (AHRF) data are designed to be used by planners, policymakers, researchers, and others interested in the nation’s health care delivery system and factors that may impact health status and health care in the United States. The AHRF data includes county, state, and national-level files in eight broad areas: Health Care Professions, Health Facilities, Population Characteristics, Economics, Health Professions Training, Hospital Utilization, Hospital Expenditures, and Environment. The AHRF data are obtained from more than 50 sources.

The HRSA Data Warehouse (HDW) allows users to interact with data in charts, tables/reports, maps, and tools. Visit the Data Sources page for information about where the AHRF data is available in the HRSA Data Warehouse.


The AHRF has county, state, and national level files from the HRSA Bureau of Health Workforce available for download. See the AHRF Data Download page for complete information about the files.

NOTE: The AHRF in MS Access format includes more comprehensive historical data.