The Obstetrician–Gynecologist Distribution Atlas
By American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
From 2014 – 2017 CDC’s Division of Community Health (DCH) funded the National WIC Association (NWA) and four other partner organizations to build and strengthen community infrastructure to implement population-based strategies to improve communities’ health. During this 3-year cooperative agreement with CDC, NWA partnered with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and 30 local WIC agencies to reduce and prevent chronic disease by improving access to healthy food environments and improving access to prevention and disease management services, like WIC. NWA funded and supported two cohorts of local WIC agencies in select target states to work with community partners to build and enhance community partnerships, perform community needs assessments, and develop and implement strategies to achieve community health goals.
The Obstetrician–Gynecologist Distribution Atlas is intended to provide ACOG Fellows, medical schools and residency training programs, health services researchers, health care policymakers, and the public with the most current data available to better understand the national distribution of the obstetrician–gynecologist workforce. The goal is to show the geographic distribution of active obstetrician-gynecologists relative to the population to help practitioners, policymakers, and patients identify places with sufficient or inadequate geographic access to obstetrician–gynecologists.
December 12, 2017