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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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April 13, 2021
This webinar focuses on the dental therapy movement and examines the role of health equity in its adoption.
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Developers: Patricia Pittman

Topics: COVID-19, Data Visualization, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Workforce Demand

March 9, 2021
The COVID-19 County Workforce Deficit Estimator is an online tool to help state and federal planners consider the different strategic approaches to ensure sufficient heath workforce for COVID-19.
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January 5, 2021
This tutorial demonstrates how to create a travel polygon in ArcGIS that can be used to evaluate access to health care providers.
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Authors: Nafin Harun

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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