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Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) & Medically Underserved Area/Population (MUA/P) Designations

HPSA and MUA/P Program Overview doctor with patient

This overview is intended to provide basic information on some of the fundamental concepts of Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and Medically Underserved Area/Population (MUA/P) designations. This information is not intended to be all inclusive, but should provide the background information needed to understand the purpose of, general criteria for, and applications of HPSA and MUA/P designations. Read more of the overview here.


Program Information

• Where are Michigan's Designated Shortage Areas? This section offers information for use in locating Michigan's designated HPSAs and MUA/Ps.

• What HPSA designations are scheduled for review? This section offers instructions for accessing a list of the previously designated HPSAs scheduled for review in the current and future re-designation cycles.

• Programs Utilizing HPSA and MUA/P Designations This section contains information on the State and Federal programs made available to areas, population groups, and facilities designated as HPSAs and MUA/Ps.






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