Staff Contact

Susan Gaines
Director of Community Development & Financial Services
(217) 541-7409

Data & Research

IPHCA’s Data & Research staff perform various information gathering, aggregating, formatting and sharing of data with IPHCA members and the general public for the purposes of business intelligence, marketplace analysis, advocacy and grant development, including the needs analysis section of the application to obtain federal grant funding under Section 330 of the Public Health Services Act.

Some data are collected from member community health centers and analyzed to produce “benchmark” reports which allows each to compare their own performance with that of their peers. In addition, data are collected from a wide variety of other sources and organized in a convenient, easily accessible manner to assist members in the complex and challenging tasks of practice management, grant applications and more.

Multiple data resources with state and national level statistics are available at the Facts & Figures webpage.

Reports & Research


Community Health Centers Oral Health Survey (members only)
The Oral Health Survey (conducted in August 2008) includes data about the oral health services provided and populations served by member organizations that provide dental services. In addition, the report includes data on dental clinic operations, barriers to providing oral health care and barriers that impede expansion of oral health care.

Oral Health Survey - Safety Net Dental Clinics in Illinois
This report of the oral health survey (2008) includes data about the oral health services provided and populations served by safety net dental clinics in Illinois. In addition, the report includes data on dental clinic operations, barriers to providing oral health care and barriers that impede expansion of oral health care.

Emergency Preparedness Needs Assessment Survey (members only)
The Emergency Preparedness Needs Assessment Survey (conducted Fall 2008) guages the level of preparedness that exists among community health centers (CHCs). The key findings include results around the following topics: emergency planning, biological/chemical terrorism, pandemic flu preparation, personal protective equipment, facility-specific infromation, communication back-up systems, staff and training, and outside resources. IPHCA hopes to use these findings in planning future technical assistance and training activities. For additional information, contact Mark Clough at or (217) 541-7407.

IT Technology Survey (members only)
The IT technology survey provides information on the application software, vendors, and implementation status as well as IT contact information for IPHCA members. This survey was sent out in April of 2009.

Mid-level Salary Survey (members only)
The Mid-level Salary Survey (last updated in December 2008) provides salary information for physician assistants and nurse practitioners. This report provides salary ranges and averages by region to assist health centers in constructing competitive compensation plans for mid-level clinicians. FQHC salary ranges are included, along with general salary ranges. For additional information, contact Ashley Colwell at or (217) 541-7309.

2009 EHR Status Survey (members Only)
The EHR Status Survey was sent to all IPHCA members in April 2009. The results show the current status of EHR implementation for 29 members, organized by the level of implementation: none, partial and full. This report includes milestone dates, funding sources, ranking of obstacles and other critical information


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Economic Engine Report 2009 - 2011
The Economic Engine Report is a summary of the direct economic impact that health center revenues, expenditures and payroll have on the state of Illinois. In addition to the “traditional” health care model, community health centers in Illinois provide training and employment opportunities for significant numbers of local residents, creating a foundation for local economic investment and stability. The economic impact is analyzed using MIG, Inc. Implan Software.

Financial Benchmark Report FY 2005 to FY 2009 (Members Only)
IPHCA prepares a periodic Financial Benchmark Report that contains financial ratio analysis from the annual financial audits of its member community health centers (CHCs). The ratios to be analyzed are determined by the membership and the trend analysis looks at trends experienced by CHCs over the previous five years.

For additional information on any of these reports, contact Susan Gaines at or (217) 541-7409.


Illinois CHC Demographic and Revenue Sources
These charts show the growth of Illinois health centers since 2005 - 202012, as well as a breakdown of patient demographics, including ethnicity, insurance and income level. IPHCA member income sources is also included.

Nominal Fee Survey-February 2013 (Members Only)

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