• Primary care access continues to be inadequate 
  • Fifteen of the 21 counties have a deficit of mental health providers which will impact the mental health of the population.
  • In four of the 21 counties the uninsured populations are above 9%. 
  • Health outcomes and health factors continue to be poor in counties with a lower per capita income. Some have improved and some have worsened. 
  • Over 75% of Nurse Practitioners (NP) are educated in a primary care specialty and can fill the primary care shortage. 
  • Outmigration of NPs is a serious concern with NPs who are licensed in NJ working in New York (NY). 

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