The number of marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers and mental health counselors with active licenses in Florida. Other behavioral healthcare professionals, such as psychologists or school psychologists, are not included in this measure.
Looking at numbers of professionals or facilities within a geographic area helps to focus on the availability of health care and its quality.
In FY 21-22, the rate per 100,000 of Behavioral/Mental Health Professionals in Alachua County was 248.4 compared to Florida at 130.4. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.
Alachua County is in the first quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, there are less Behavioral/Mental Health Professionals in about three quarters of the counties.
The map illustrates county data by quartile. A quartile map is presented when there are at least 51 counties with data for this measure.
Data Source: Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance
Chart will display if there are at least three years of data.
Multi-year counts are a sum of the selected years, not an average.
Quartiles are calculated when data is available for at least 51 counties.
MOV - Measure of Variability: Probable range of values resulting from random fluctuations in the number of events. Not calculated when numerator is below 5 or denominator is below 20, or count or rate is suppressed. The MOV is useful for comparing rates to a goal or standard. For example, if the absolute difference between the county rate and the statewide rate is less than the MOV, the county rate is not significantly different from the statewide rate (alpha level = 0.05). When the absolute difference between the county rate and the statewide rate is greater than the MOV, the county rate is significantly different from the statewide rate. MOV should not be used to determine if the rates of two different counties, or the county rates for two different years, are statistically significantly different.
Denom - abbreviated for Denominator.
Population estimates are not available for persons whose county of residence is unknown. Given this, the denominator and associated rate are not available.
* - Indicates the county rate is statistically significantly different from the statewide rate.