HRSA Designation

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) takes data provided by Oregon Health Policy and Research and designates Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA), and Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/MUP).

Certain designations enable communities to apply for funds to start, expand, and maintain clinics. 

Nonprofit hospitals within designated areas use community benefit dollars to support physician recruitment activities.