Area Health Resources File

Alternate Titles(s): AHRF, Area Resource File, ARF
UID: 10001

The Area Health Resources Files (AHRF) provides current as well as historic data for more than 6,000 variables for each of the nation's counties, as well as state and national data. It contains information on health facilities, health professions, measures of resource scarcity, health status, economic activity, health training programs, and socioeconomic and environmental characteristics. In addition, the basic file contains geographic codes and descriptors which enable it to be linked to many other files and to aggregate counties into various geographic groupings.
2000 - Present
Geographic Coverage
United States
Subject Domain


Free to All
Data is available at the county level as well as the state and national level. Data is available in ASCII and SAS, and detailed technical documentation and data dictionaries are available for download in Word and Excel.
Data Type
Dataset Format(s)
ASCII, Microsoft Access
Dataset Size
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