Aug 09, 2016
Demographic and Workforce Facts
To improve population health, well-being, and equity within a community, it is important to know the population you are serving. These one-page fact sheets provide state-level data on four key demographic and workforce indicators:
- Distribution of population by race/ethnicity
- Percentage of population living in rural versus urban areas
- Distribution of population by federal poverty level
- Areas in which there is a shortage of primary health professionals
These statistics can guide your Action Coalition’s work in shaping a nursing workforce to better meet local needs and overcoming health disparities in your state. As you integrate other Culture of Health aspects into your work, consider how demographics play a role in health equity and fostering cross-sector collaboration.