Designation of Frontier Health Professional Shortage Areas
Discusses the frontier-specific health professional shortage area designation and the unique characteristics attributed to frontier areas that may contribute to a more fragile healthcare delivery system and a greater need for healthcare professionals. Includes policy recommendations supporting an appropriate designation, improved healthcare access, and assistance in recruiting healthcare providers.
Susan Wilger, Charlie Alfero
National Rural Health Association
Frontier and remote areas · Health workforce shortage designations · Policy · Recruitment and retention of health professionals