Mapping Portal Development


With healthcare in the news every day, wouldn’t it be nice to have a tool that helps you visualize how challenges may impact the nation or your community?

What IS A Mapping Portal

Mapping portals are a cost-effective way to display your data, along with our workforce data, on the Internet to your stakeholders and the public.


Get people talking about your data when they can see it


Find the connection between your data and geography


Your data, your way.


Use our unique interactive analytical tools for results

Portal Tools

Aggregate Summary Tool

Individual healthcare workforce providers that the user turns on can be view in aggregate through this tool.  The total number of the chosen providers (s) can be viewed when the user scrolls over the county.  The numbers automatically re-aggregate when additional providers are added or removed. 

Identify Tool

Additional information about healthcare facilities, community programs and healthcare education sites can be viewed through this tool.  After turning on the data, the user can select one or more items to identify additional information which appears on the scene and can be downloaded onto the user’s own computer for free.

Service Area Tool

Many users need to analyze an area based upon the actual travel time or distance based to or from a point on the map, such as a clinic or a patient location, etc., so we built this one-of-a-kind interactive tool that create a service area based upon the user’s input.  Furthermore, the tool can analyze the number of providers/clinics within its service area boundary and/or select those zipcodes or counties touching the boundary to be downloaded by the user for free.

Routing Tool

Being able to interactively know which healthcare facility or city is closest to a patient is now possible through this tool.  The user chooses a starting point and end point and the tool automatically calculates the drive time and distance.  Multiple routes can be compared instantly for free

For more videos of the portal tools available, see our YouTube Portal Tools Playlist.

"Thank you for developing and implementing the West Virginia Health Data Portal. Since opening the portal, our membership has increased by over fifty percent, which also increased our financial stability. Stakeholders have used this information to develop legislative bills and many other WVRHA members are using the portal for grant writing, decision-making, and research. NCAHD has been most helpful in assisting our organization to the next level and I would recommend that all state rural health associations develop a similar tool for their state."
Debrin Jenkins, ED

What Do You Get In A Portal?

Using our existing mapping portal as a template—complete with our 15 provider-level datasets, healthcare workforce, demographic, health determinants/indicators and nine mapping tools—we’ll work with you to create a customized mapping portal to help your stakeholders and staff visualize solutions to healthcare issues.

Cost and Timeframe

Customized portals start at $15,000 with an annual $4,000 maintenance fee for annual data updating and software.  A portal takes approximately 60-90 days for development and testing before a final product is launched.


It is the mission of the West Virginia Health Association to advocate for empowering all West Virginians to advance their quality of life, well being and access to excellence in rural health care. In order to fulfill our mission, WVRHA has developed their basic free to all health information portal to provide access to up to date West Virginia healthcare workforce supply and demand data, demographic, socio-economic, health outcomes, political and other administrative data.

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences serves as a learning-centered university dedicated to preparing highly competent professionals through innovative academic programs with a commitment to continue its osteopathic heritage and focus on whole person healthcare, scholarship, community health, interprofessional education, diversity, and underserved populations.

View, analyze and download our healthcare workforce data for free along with many other national healthcare, demographic, political and socio-economic data that are often needed by researchers, healthcare educators, policy-makers, consultants and many other healthcare decision makers.  

In 2018, NCAHD created a unique specialty physician demand model using nationally recognized datasets to create FTE demand based upon age-group patient utilization patterns normalized by specialty physician work productivity values.  The SPSDT portal provides county level analysis for 13 different specialties.

This portal was created for those interested in a “NCAHD-lite” version of our portal that will integrate much less of our existing data with more of their data but have access to our tools and maintenance framework.

Work With The NCAHD Team