Uniform Data System (UDS) Resources
Each year, Health Center Program grantees and look-alikes report on their performance using the measures defined in the Uniform Data System (UDS). HRSA offers manuals, webinars, trainings online and at various state/regional/national meetings, and other technical assistance resources to assist health centers in collecting and submitting their data.
Learn more about UDS modernization efforts, which aim to reduce reporting burden, improve data quality and usage, and better reflect Health Center Program impact.
- 2017 UDS Manual (PDF - 4.6 MB)
- 2016 UDS Manual (PDF - 2 MB)
- 2015 UDS Manual (PDF - 2 MB)
- 2014 UDS Manual (PDF - 2 MB)
For prior year manuals, please contact the BPHC Helpline.
UDS Clinical Performance Reporting Requirements
The Clinical Performance Reporting Requirements crosswalk identifies reporting requirements surrounding UDS clinical quality measures (CQMs). The crosswalk highlights the major differences between the CQMs for 2017 UDS reporting and 2016 UDS reporting. Access the 2017 Clinical Performance Requirements Crosswalk (PDF - 150 KB).
Validation Rules – Edits
Edits are a series of system validations that identify potential data entry errors, request additional information, and support accuracy of data before health centers submit their final UDS report. Edits validate the data entered within a table, between two or more tables, and between grant specific and universal tables. Depending upon the type of edit, health centers are requested to correct potentially inaccurate data or provide further explanation of the data before they are accepted as final submissions. Find the complete validation (PDF - 9 MB) list, or find the quick overview (PDF - 181 KB) of the top 20 validation rules.
Date Last Reviewed: September 2017
In-Person UDS Trainings (PDF - 135 KB)