Tools & Resources


View projections for the workforce necessary to maintain current primary care utilization rates through 2030.


View curriculum developed to inform trainees at educational health centers of the basic tenets of Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) and provide tools for establishing and managing COPC implementations in communities.


Explore graduate medical education (GME) program outcomes for sponsoring institutions and primary teaching sites.


Explore the distribution of primary care physicians by state, country, or census tracts in metropolitan areas.


View interactive maps that depict the historical relationship between residency programs, community, state, and region.


UDS Mapper

Explore existing Health Center Program service areas, where gaps in the safety net might exist, and which neighborhoods or regions might hold the highest priorities for health center expansion.

Explore our health data, upload your own, make and print customizable maps that tell stories important to health policy and primary care in your area.

UDS Mapper

Visualize, map data, and create reports on the community and national impact of any U.S. medical school.


Discover how much Graduate Medical Education (GME) funding your hospital receives from Medicare for each resident. Compare across years and to other hospitals.



As health reform takes shape with the passage of the Affordable Care Act and there is more attention on the “triple aim” of improving health, care and costs, focus has shifted to the federal investments in the physician workforce. The recently released IOM Report, “Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation’s Health Needs” notes increasing physician specialization without an apparent strategy to develop training capacity to establish a balance of sub-specialties and primary care or accountability for outcomes. Two recent Robert Graham Center reports emphasize GME accountability and the importance of training in choosing to practice in underserved communities.

Primary Care Physician Mapper

Quickly visualize the distribution of primary care physicians across the United States to identify workforce gaps and overlaps. Search by area or specialty, and create custom physician-to-population ratio maps.


UDS Mapper

View an interactive map of existing federally qualified health center service areas. Explore population indicators, the geographic reach of potential new programs, and patient origins. Use the Mapper to distinguish possible areas of both deficiency and overlap, and to identify high-priority areas for health center expansion.



Use the Graham Center’s groundbreaking HealthLandscape interactive web atlas, built to allow health care providers, payers, policy makers, and community planners to combine, analyze, and display health information and inform effective policy.


AHRQ Facts and Stats on Primary Care Workforce

Gain essential insight on the primary care physician workforce and the primary care nurse practitioner and physician assistant workforce with Graham Center analyses created for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).




Residency Footprinting Mapper
Interactive maps depict the historical relationship between residency programs, community, state, and region. Residency programs can use the maps for internal reflection about whether they are fulfilling their missions, and to demonstrate their value to hospital and community leaders. Explore counties that could be considered shortage areas based on the population-to-physician ratios selected and see what would happen if graduates from selected programs were no longer practicing there.


Improve individual and population health by enhancing the delivery of primary care.

The Center aims to achieve this vision through the generation or synthesis of evidence that brings a family medicine and primary care perspective to health policy deliberations from the local to international levels.



Guiding the work of the Robert Graham Center