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Ensuring that Nevada’s population has proper access to care is a major part of ensuring a healthy and sustainable community. Nevada’s population has increased nearly 14% since 2010, from 2.6 million to roughly 3 million people, with 74% of Nevadans living in Southern Nevada. This magnitude of growth has impacted our healthcare system and created gaps in healthcare access for Nevadans. Healthcare access gaps directly affect health outcomes in Nevada and create disparities within the population. In 2017, Nevada ranked 47th in the United States for the number of physicians who are currently working. For every 100,000 Nevadans, there are 200.1 physicians vs. the national average of 271.6 physicians per 100,000 people. In this report, healthcare access is measured by availability, affordability, physical accessibility, and acceptability of services.

Healthcare Access: Insurance Coverage IndicatorsYearCurrent Valuevs. prior period2020 TargetRankGrade
Healthcare Access: Provider Density IndicatorsYearCurrent Valuevs. prior period2020 TargetRankGrade

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  • Worst Performer
  • Best Performer

Sources

  • Percentage of Population with Health Insurance – U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Table S2701
  • Percentage of Population Under 18 with Health Insurance – U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Table S2701
  • Percentage of Population with Private Insurance – U.S Census Bureau, Health Insurance Coverage in the United States Annual Report
  • Percentage of Population on Medicare – U.S Census Bureau, Health Insurance Coverage in the United States Annual Report
  • Percentage of Population on Medicaid – U.S Census Bureau, Health Insurance Coverage in the United States Annual Report
  • Percentage of Population on VA/TRICare – U.S Census Bureau, Health Insurance Coverage in the United States Annual Report
  • Percentage of Population Uninsured – U.S Census Bureau, Health Insurance Coverage in the United States Annual Report

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2020 Target Methodology

The 2020 targets are based on the methodology used by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Healthy People 2020 initiative. In most cases the targets are calculated as a 10 percent improvement over the U.S. average from a base year, typically 2007-2008. In cases where national data from certain sources was not available or reliable, Nevada data was used as the baseline. For more information on Healthy People 2020 and the target-setting methodology, visit www.healthypeople.gov.