PolicyMap Newsletter: The Worsening Physician Shortage

Doctors Teaching Soon-To-Be Physician in Hospital

The Worsening Physician Shortage

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted weaknesses in our country’s health care system with a national focus on short-term serious shortages of hospital beds and ventilators. But over the next few years, as we recover from this acute crisis, we will need to address a long-term shortage of physicians. Mapping current shortages in health professionals can signal which communities will need a greater supply of doctors over the coming decades.

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Strategic Planning & Grant Application Resource for Public Libraries

As library leaders seek to understand and meet the changing needs of the populations they serve, PolicyMap data and maps help libraries stay on top of shifting demographics.

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How The Philadelphia Fed is Building a More Inclusive & Equitable Workforce Recovery

According to a Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia brief, approximately 58% of Delaware’s child care supply has been at risk of permanent closure throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Updated Data

New data on Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) to show areas with shortages of Primary Care, Mental Health, and Dental Health professionals. A score showing how severe the shortages are is included. Available to all users.

SNAP Retailers point data has been updated as of September 2021. The dataset shows information about the individual retailer, like address and county. This data is updated on an annual basis and available to all users.

The BLS Local Area Unemployment (LAU) data has been updated as of July 2021. The layer shows the preliminary unemployment/employment rate and number for July 2021 and the finalized June 2021 data. This data is updated monthly and available to all users.

New COVID-19 Case and Death trends are available for all users. Users can now see COVID hotspots based on the 14-day change in cases and deaths, and daily rates based on weekly averages. Dataset updated daily.

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