Promoting Equitable Health Throughout Illinois
One thing that’s being done to address these shortages is to place health care professionals in these areas. In order to do this effectively, these areas are given the designation of “health professional shortage areas” (HPSAs) and “medically underserved areas” (MUAs), then, federally funded incentives are provided to attract health professionals to these areas.
The Designation process isn’t competitive. Any individual or organization can nominate an area, facility or population group for a shortage designation.
IPHCA’s Recruitment & Workforce Development Network Presents HPSA Scores: Back to Basics
Description: This session will feature staff from HRSA’s Division of Policy and Shortage Designation. Types of HPSAs, criteria, how HPSA scores are used and what CHCs need to be thinking about will be covered. Staff from NHSC Region 5 staff will also be on the call to answer NHSC program questions.
IPHCA’s Recruitment & Workforce Development Network Presents HPSA Updates & NHSC Site Requirements
Description: This session will feature staff from HRSA’s Division of Policy and Shortage Designation to discuss potential changes to the HPSA scoring process and address important factors for health centers to understand about the changes. NHSC Region 5 staff will share information on NHSC site requirements and the process health centers need to follow when adding a new site or service to the NHSC program list.
Federal Benefits Requiring Designation
|Shortage Destination Option||National Health Service Corps||Federally Qualified Health Center Program||CMS* Medicare Incentive Payment||CMS* Rural HealthClinic Program||J-1 Visa Program|
|Primary Care HPSA|
|Dental Care HPSA|
|Mental Health HPSA|
|State Governor’s Certified
Shortage Area HPSA
For more information, please contact Barry Lacy, Associate Director of Community Development at [email protected].