Shortage Designation

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What is Shortage Designation?

Our work alleviates health workforce shortages.

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Types of Designation

How we classify approved areas’ or populations’ need using socioeconomic, demographic, health, and health workforce factors.

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Application and Review Process

Efforts focus on reviewing and approving shortage designation requests to prioritize and distribute federal resources.

Learn more about the Shortage Designation Scoring Criteria

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Shortage Designation Modernization Project

The Project modernizes the shortage designation process with automated procedures and standardized data sets.