Analyzing Data from Nevada, Clark County
In terms of the analysis of primary health care centers, the nationwide funding of Health Center Program is approximately four and a half-billion dollars in 2016. The number of distinct grantees and distinct grants is nearly the same equaling almost 1,500. In HHS region IX, the funding of the Health Center Program is almost $750,000,000, with 225 grantees and the same number of grants. For the state of Nevada, the funding is nearly 20,000,000, with six grantees and grants. For Clark County, the funding is three and a half million dollars (“HRSA Fact Sheets,” 2016). Finally, for Nevada District 01, the funding is nearly two million dollars.
Regarding the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, the total funding is slightly more than two billion dollars, with 540 grantees and 819 grants. In HHS region, this number is $325,000,000, with 76 grantees and 115 grants. In Nevada, the funding for this program is almost $20,000,000, with five grantees and seven grants (“Ryan White,”). In Clark County and also in Nevada District 01, this number is approximately seven million dollars, with three grantees and grants.
As for the health workforce, the nationwide funding National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is approximately $220,000,000, with nearly 5,500 awards. Nurse Corps receives almost $75,000,000, with 1,125 awards. In HHS region IX, NHSC funding is nearly $35,000,000, with 714 awards, while Nurse Corps funding is almost eight million dollars, with 91 awards. In Nevada, NHSC funding is one and a half million dollars, with 27 awards, whereas Nurse Corps funding is approximately $500,000. In Clark County, this number for NHSC is $650,000, and for Nurse Corp, it is $300,000. Finally, for Nevada District 01, the funding for NHSC is $50,000 (“Data by Geography,” 2016).
Overall, the funding of the state of Nevada in terms of healthcare is rather low in comparison to other regions. The reason for this is the low number of people living in this state.
Analyzing Data from Florida, Miami-Dade County
Regarding the HHS region IV, it is more populated than region IX, therefore it receives more funds. Thus, in terms of primary health care centers, the funding of Health Center Program is slightly more than eight billion dollars, with 224 grantees, which is one less than in region IX, and 231 grants. Concerning the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program, the funding is slightly more than $500,000,000, which is almost two times more than in region IX, with 111 grantees and 168 grants. As for the health workforce, NHSC funding is almost $40,000,000, with 847 awards, which is approximately the same as in region IX (“HRSA Fact Sheets,” 2016). Nurse Corps funding in region IV is thirteen million dollars, with 217 awards, which is two times more than in region IX.
Comparing the states of Nevada and Florida, the primary health care centers funding in the latter is almost $220,000,000 with 44 grantees, and 49 grants, which is more than ten times more than in the former. Regarding the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program, the funding in Florida is $200,000,000, with 25 grantees and 41 grants, which is twelve times more than in Nevada (“Ryan White,”). In terms of NHSC and Nurse Corps funding in Florida, they are five times higher than that in Nevada.
Although the population of Clark County in Nevada and Miami-Dade County in Florida are approximately the same, the primary health care funding in Florida is almost twenty times higher than that in Nevada and equals nearly $55,000,000. Regarding Ryan White HIV/AIDS funding in Miami-Dade County, it is five times higher than that in Clark County and equals $32,000,000, with five grantees and eight grants (“Ryan White,”). In Nevada, 17 health centers are funded by HRSA, whereas in Florida, this number is 111.
Data by Geography tool. (2016). Web.
HRSA Fact Sheets. (2016). Web.
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grant. (2016). Web.