• ACU Response to Health Professional Shortage Area Scoring Criteria Request for Information (RFI)

    Earlier this year, HRSA put forward a Request for Information (RFI) regarding Health Profession Shortage Area (HPSA) scoring criteria in an effort to understand and potentially revise the current criteria used for HPSA designation. As ACU advocates are aware, HPSA scoring has a significant impact on programs like the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and the ability of health centers and other organizations caring for the underserved to leverage NHSC support and resources. Working with members of leadership, our member network and partners, ACU submitted comments and recommendations in response to the RFI with recommendations intended to improve scoring criteria and enable greater access to care and resources for the underserved.