Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) may be a whole
county or a group of contiguous counties, one or a group of townships,
or one or a group of census tracts in which residents have a shortage of
personal health services.
Medically Underserved Populations (MUPs) may include groups of persons who face economic, cultural or linguistic barriers to health care.
Federal opportunities available to Medically Underserved Areas/Populations include:
- Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) grants for the
planning, development, or operation of community health centers under
section 330 of the Public Health Service Act
- Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look-alikes which
meet the definition of community health center. These are not funded but
receive some benefits of FQHCs.
- J-1 visa waiver physicians
To search for a shortage designation by a specific address please click here.
To search for an MUA designation by county please click here.
For more information on how to get an area designated please contact:
Natalie (Brown) Morrison
Shortage Designations and National Health Service Corps Program Director
Indiana Primary Health Care Association
429 N. Pennsylvania St., Ste 333
Indianapolis, IN 46204