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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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