About this Resource:
Region IV is the largest HHS region, comprised of eight states and 26% of the U.S. population. These states have large rural populations, high poverty rates, and face racial and cultural disparities in care. In addition the Southeast states have considerable clinical, geographic, workforce, and health system differences and often score below the median on state rankings for mental health outcomes. While these factors are important considerations when planning mental health care and support services, understanding these influences separately can be challenging. Similarly, determining the location of additional resources and the possibility of building or expanding upon mental health - public health partnerships may also be an important consideration.
The Southeast MHTTC Data Visualization Project provides information on Region IV priorities in an easy to understand graphical format. Click on the "View Resource" button above to access this map and learn more about the availability of public sector healthcare resources.
Public Sector Healthcare Resources
Relevant Factors: Locations of public sector healthcare resources, including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Mental Health facilities; provider shortage areas; and rural versus urban communities.
Helpful Tips: To view each map in this visualization series, scroll using the gray scroller bar or gray arrows below. You may also click on each of the gray boxes (or tabs).
Map 1 shows the location of FQHCs in Mental Health Provider Shortage Areas.
Map 2 shows the location of FQHCs in rural versus urban areas.
Map 3 shows the presence of healthcare facilities within each county.
Map 4 shows the distance between FQHCs and Mental Health facilities within counties.
References for Data Sources:
- Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Data Warehouse
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Behavioral Health Treatment Locator.
- 2023 County Health Rankings National Data Rankings data & documentation | County Health Rankings & Roadmaps