Who is Being Assessed or Evaluated?:
Self-report (e.g., survey, questionnaire, self-rating)
Recording template (e.g., chart audit)
Notes for Type:
UDS data are collected by Health Center staff from Center records and submitted via HRSA's Electronic Handbook (EHB), which is a set of data tables with standardized definitions and instructions.
Source of Data:
Health care providers, staff
Notes for Data Sources:
The following federally subsidized health centers are required to provide data on an annual basis:
- Community Health Center, Section 330 (e)
- Migrant Health Center, Section 330 (g)
- Health Care for the Homeless, Section 330 (h)
- Public Housing Primary Care, Section 330 (i)
- Other grantees under Section 330
Patient / client health status
Health care costs
Notes for Content:
The UDS includes:
- The number and socio-demographic characteristics of people served.
- Types and quantities of services provided.
- Counts of staff who provide these services.
- Information about the quality of care provided to patients.
- Health outcomes by race and ethnicity
- Cost and efficiency data relative to the delivery of services.
- Sources and amounts of health center income.
A set of 12 data tables are required in the "Universal "Report." Data are collected over time; completion time for accessing and reformulating the information is lengthy. Sample chart audits are necessary for certain measures.
Table cells into which Center staff enter specific counts and other data.
UDS data are submitted through the HRSA “Electronic Handbook”. The EHB allows multiple users to work on a single UDS report in a collaborative manner. It also lets users complete tables as they are able, allowing them to be
saved intermittently before completion. The EHB provides users with a summary of which tables to submit. Additional guidance is available through the EHB website and other training resources.
Open access (available on this website)
Notes on Access:
See the HRSA website for information,