Throughout the U.S., there are geographic areas, populations, and facilities with too few primary care, dental and mental health providers and services. In conjunction with State Primary Care Offices, HRSA determines which of these should be “shortage designations,” and are therefore eligible to receive certain federal resources. This page provides information on recent policy developments regarding shortage designations.
National Update to Auto-HPSA Scores
HRSA plans to update all auto-HPSA scores in late spring 2019, with the stated goals of increasing consistency and transparency, and coming into compliance with statutory requirements. These materials provide information on this updates.