Action: Request for Information: Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) Scoring Criteria Summary: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) seeks public input and feedback to inform policy considerations related to changes to scoring criteria for Health Professional Shortage...
HRSA is trying to get feedback from stakeholders to how HPSA's are scored. As a current scholar, my feedback has centered on how the minimum site score for us to find a community health center or county should be lowered from where it is now (20 for scholars) to actually encourage provider continuity and stability which is the purpose of NHSC. Also I am interested in rural medicine, and I think rural counties should have their score criteria evaluated on measured such a population density and facilities that are reflective of the health care needs of rural America.
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