Datasets in the UDS Mapper update on different cycles. The schedule below is a rough guideline of when each dataset will be updated. For specific update dates, see the Data Definitions page in the Knowledge Base.

Data From the HRSA Data Warehouse

Current Data Date: November 16, 2020
Update Plan: Twice per month

Includes:
Health Center Administrative Locations
Health Center Service Delivery Sites
Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Facility and Point HPSAs
National Health Service Corps Sites
Veterans Health Administration Facilities
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas
Dental Care Health Professional Shortage Areas
Mental Heath Care Health Professional Shortage Areas

Location data from the u.s. department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Current Data Date: September 2020
Update Plan: Twice per year

HUD Data include public housing locations in the United States and are updated twice per year.


LOCATION DATA FROM THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SAMHSA)

Current Data Date: July 2020
Update Plan: Quarterly

Includes:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Facilities
Opioid Treatment Programs
DATA Waived Providers

Population Data from the American Community Survey

Current Data Date: 2014-2018
Update Plan: Once per year

Population data are used throughout the UDS Mapper and can be seen in the Main Maps, Population Indicators, and Explore Service Area tools. These data are typically released by the U.S. Census Bureau in December so the updated data are added to the UDS Mapper early in the following year.


Patient and Health Center Related Data from the Uniform Data System

Current Data Date: 2019
Update Plan: Once per year

Patient data are used throughout the UDS Mapper and can be seen in the Main Maps and Explore Service Area tools. Health Center Related data can be found in the Information Card Deck in the Explore Service Area tool. These data are collected by HRSA in February for the previous calendar year. They go through a rigorous cleaning and verification process before they are processed for the UDS Mapper. These data are typically available in mid-to late summer and added to the UDS Mapper at that time.


Combined Population and Patient Data

Current Data Date: 2014-2018 and 2019
Update Plan: Twice per year

The Penetration and “Not Served” data in the UDS Mapper combine population and patient data. These data are updated when either part of the calculation is updated. Therefore for part of the year, the UDS Mapper will be comparing patient data to population data that are a year behind. Pending the release of 2019 American Community Survey data, statistics such as Penetration and “Not Served” data fields are comparing 2019 patients to 2018 population data.


Population Indicators

Current Data Date: various- see Data Definitions
Update Plan: Twice per year

The data in the Population Indicators tool come from a variety of sources:

Update 1: The top seven indicators (poverty, low-income, not employed, limited English proficiency, less than high school education, disability and uninsurance) come directly from the American Community Survey at the ZCTA level and are updated with the rest of the population data as reported in this list.

Update 2: The bottom ten indicators (low birth weight rate, age-adjusted mortality rate, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, no dental visit, delayed care, no usual source of care, binge drinking, and smoking) are all imputed to the ZCTA level. Data source information can be found in the Data Definitions. These estimates are generally updated in the UDS Mapper twice per year but this timing is dependent upon being granted access to the required data.


mAp for mat population indicators

Current Data Date: various- see Data Definitions
Update Plan: Once per year

The MAP for MAT population indicators data come from a variety of sources:

Drug poisoning mortality rate and retail opioid dispensing rate are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Part D opioid prescribing rate are from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Number and rate of DATA waived providers are from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

All data come directly from their source at the county level and are updated when they become available.


Area Boundaries and Highways

Current Data Date: various- see Data Definitions
Update Plan: Once per year

Although there may be few, if any, changes on a routine basis to the layers in the UDS Mapper that represent various geographies (states, counties, PUMAs, ZIP Codes, Census Tracts, Census Block Groups, County Subdivisions) and major highways, these data are updated every summer as part of the major UDS Mapper update. The actual shapes of these areas (other than ZIP Codes) will only change after the next decennial U.S. Census.


ZCTAs and Post Office Name

Current Data Date: August 2020
Update Plan: Once per year

Although there may be few, if any, changes on a routine basis to the ZCTAs and their post office names displayed in the UDS Mapper, changes may occur when the population or patient data are updated in the spring and summer.


Congressional District Boundaries

Current Data Date: January 2019
Update Plan: Every other year

Congressional Districts should change only every ten years as a result of the decennial U.S. Census, but because of legal challenges to redistricting they may change in intervening years. These will be updated every two years to reflect the current Congress.


Hospital Referral Regions and Primary Care Service Areas

Update Plan: When available

These areas are created by the Dartmouth Atlas. They do not update on a regular schedule and will be updated in the UDS Mapper as necessary.


Basemaps

Update Plan: Live data feed

These layers are provided to add context to your map. They are provided by the software company that we use to build the UDS Mapper and are updated as necessary by them. They are on a live feed into the UDS Mapper.