Friday, January 20, 2012

Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas by Priority Score, January 2012

The map below shows the primary care health professional shortage areas in Oklahoma shaded according to their priority score.  HPSA Priority Scores are developed for use by the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) in determining priorities for assignment of clinicians. Scores range from 1 to 25 for primary care and mental health, 1 to 26 for dental.  The higher the score, the greater the priority. All Federally Qualified Health Centers and those Rural Health Clinics that provide access to care regardless of ability to pay receive automatic facility HPSA  designation. These facilities may have a HPSA score of 0. This map is for illustrative purposes only. For more information about HPSAs and priority scores, visit the Health Resources and Services Administration website.

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