Access to Mental Health Providers

This indicator reports the rate of the county population to the number of mental health providers including psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, and counsellors that specialize in mental health care.
Report Area Estimated Population Number of Mental Health Providers Ratio of Mental Health Providers to Population
(1 Provider per x Persons)
Mental Health Care Provider Rate (Per 100,000 Population)
Franklin County, PA 152,884 139 1,158.2 86.3
Pennsylvania 12,782,379 21,927 583 171.5
United States 317,105,555 643,219 493 202.8
Note: This indicator is compared with the state average. Green - Better than state average, Red - Worse than state average.
Data Source: University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, County Health Rankings . 2016 Source geography: County
Website Updated August 2016

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Data Background

The County Health Rankings (CHR) is a data service of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute which measures the health of nearly all counties in the nation and ranks them within states. CHR has been published for the nation's counties annually since 2010, expanding on similar work specific to Wisconsin since 2003. Rankings are compiled using county-level measures from a variety of national and state data sources. These measures are standardized and combined using scientifically-informed weights. County Health Rankings is a free public service, providing their wealth of their rankings and source data to the public for download.


For more information and to explore the original data, please visit the County Health Rankings website.

Methodology

Access to mental health provider data was acquired from the University of Wisconsin’s County Health Rankings (CHR). This measure represents the ratio of the county population to the number of mental health providers including psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, counselors, and advanced practice nurses specializing in mental health care. For more information, please review the County Health Rankings Mental Health Providers indicator information.

Notes

Race and Ethnicity
Statistics by race and ethnicity are not provided for this indicator from the data source. Detailed race/ethnicity data may be available at a broader geographic level, or from a local source.

Courtesy: Community Commons, <www.communitycommons.org>, August 2016