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Resources by Topic: Health workforce shortage designations

Scoring Shortage Designations
Provides an overview of the Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) designation scoring criteria. Covers additional criteria and guidelines specific to each of the three types of designations: primary care, dental and mental health. Also covers scoring criteria for the Medically Underserved Area and Medically Underserved Population (MUA/P) designation.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Find Shortage Areas by Address
Searchable tool for identifying Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/P) by street address, city, and state or a street address and zip code.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Maine: Federally Designated Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas
Provides a map of Federally Designated Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas in Maine.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Maine Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Maine: Federally Designated Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas
Features a map of Federally Designated Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas in Maine.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Maine Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Maine: Federally Designated Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas
Shows the Federally Designated Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Maine.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Maine Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Maine: Federally Designated Medically Underserved Areas and Populations
Shows the Federally Designated Medically Underserved Areas and Populations in Maine.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Maine Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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State Primary Care Offices Directory
Contact information for state Primary Care Offices (PCOs). These offices can provide shortage designation application help and shortage information, as well as information on the Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver program, loan repayment programs, and recruitment and retention.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Health Workforce
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What is Shortage Designation?
Provides information on different types of shortage designations and the federal programs that use them. Includes Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Medically Underserved Areas and Populations (MUAs/MUPs), Exceptional Medically Underserved Populations (Exceptional MUPs), and Governor's-Designated Secretary-Certified Shortage Areas for Rural Health Clinics.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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MUA Find
Search for Medically Underserved Areas and Populations (MUAs/MUPs). Allows searching by state, county, or ID number. Includes designation status and date.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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