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The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has posted the 2010 State Snapshots.  The Snapshots provide State-specific health care quality information, including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement.

County Health Rankings
This web site provides access to the 50 state reports, ranking each county within the 50 states according to its health outcomes and the multiple health factors that determine a county’s health. Each county receives a summary rank for its health outcomes and health factors and also for the four different types of health factors: health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and the physical environment. Each county can also drill down to see specific county-level data (as well as state benchmarks) for the measures upon which the rankings are based.

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Improvements in health care quality continue to progress at a slow rate – about 2.3 percent a year; however, disparities based on race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status and other factors persist at unacceptably high levels, according to the 2010 National Healthcare Quality Report and National Healthcare Disparities Report issued today by HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  The reports, which are mandated by Congress, show trends by measuring health care quality for the nation using a group of credible core measures. The data are based on more than 200 health care measures categorized in several areas of quality: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, patient-centeredness, care coordination, efficiency, health system infrastructure, and access.

The Commonweatlh Fund State Scorecard on Child Health System Performance examines States’ performance on 20 key indicators of children’s health care access, affordability of care, prevention and treatment, the potential to lead healthy lives, and health system equity.

Medicaid Long-Term Care in New York: Variation by Region and County
United Hospital Fund Medicaid Institute 12/28/2010

The Center for Health Workforce Studies, in collaboration with The Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS), was awarded a multi-year HEAL 9 Local Health Planning grant that supports a comprehensive statewide assessment of primary care provider capacity in New York. The Center plans to develop a framework for a more systematic approach to the designation of primary care shortage areas that will be developed as part of the project.