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Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs)

Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) refer to designated areas where there is a shortage in health care providers focused on primary care, dental health, or mental health. These shortages may refer to a Geographic Area, a shortage of providers for the population of an entire area, Population Groups, a shortage of providers for specific population groups in a defined geographic area, or Facility-based, where there is a shortage of professionals in a given facility setting.

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Authors: Nancy Baum | Jaque King

Topics: Behavioral Health, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Rural Health, Staffing

March 10, 2020
This report describes state incentives for behavioral health provider recruitment, particularly in rural areas.
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August 30, 2019
This tutorial demonstrates how to create an address locator in ArcGIS than can be used to geocode addresses located in a particular state.
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August 29, 2019
This tutorial demonstrates the basic concept of geocoding and demonstrates how to geocode provider practice addresses in ArcGIS.
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February 5, 2019
Using Texas as an example, this tutorial demonstrates how to connect HRSA’s data warehouse to ArcGIS and export Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) data.
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February 4, 2019
This tutorial demonstrates how to use ArcGIS to add Zip Code level Medicaid enrollment data to a Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).
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February 3, 2019
This tutorial focuses on how to calculate a population to physician ratio by county in California; how to create a thematic map based on ratio; and how to export the map so it can be used in other applications.
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Authors: Ryan Kandrack | Erin Fraher | Thomas Ricketts

Topics: Education and Training, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Primary Care

September 3, 2018
This cross-sectional study analyzes 2016 practice outcomes of physicians who graduated from medical schools between 2004 and 2010. Physicians whose medical school received Title VII funding during their education are compared to physicians who attended medical schools that did not receive Title VII funding.
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May 24, 2018
This webinar reviews the criteria for these types of designations and includes an interactive panel discussion on things to consider/best practices. Time is also be allotted for PCO participants to ask questions at the conclusion.
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July 25, 2017
This webinar introduces the basics features of ArcGIS and demonstrate how to develop maps using the software. It is highly recommended to have ArcGIS installed to get the most out of the webinar.
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June 21, 2017
This is part two of a webinar series on using Medicaid claims data to calculate Medicaid accessible provider capacity for federal shortage area applications (HPSA/MUA/P).
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