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Part 1: Medical Legal Partnership 101

Quarterly Claims and Operations Meeting

Part 2: Medical Legal Partnership Funding/Screening

Part 3 Medical Legal Partnership Immigrants and Healthcare

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


Federal Health Care Shortage Designations include HPSAs, MUAs, and MUPs, as described below.

The Shortage Designation Branch in the HRSA Bureau of Health Professions National Center for Health Workforce Analysis develops shortage designation criteria and uses them to decide if a geographic area or population group is a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA), a Medically Underserved Area (MUA), or a Medically Underserved Population (MUP).

Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) generally have shortages of primary care, dental, or mental health providers. They may be urban or rural areas, specific population groups, or medical or other public facilities.

Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) may be an entire county or group of contiguous counties, a group of county or civil divisions, or a group of urban census tracts in which residents have a shortage of personal health services.

Medically Underserved Populations (MUPs) may include specific groups of people who face economic, cultural, or linguistic barriers to health care.

Maps of Indiana's HPSA and MUA Designations

Type of Document PDF Download
IN MUA / MUP Map Download
IN Primary Care HPSA Map Download
IN Mental Health HPSA Map Download
IN Dental HPSA Map Download


For more information, please visit or contact:

Natalie (Brown) Morrison, MPH
Shortage Designations and National Health Service Corps Program Director
Indiana Primary Health Care Association
429 N. Pennsylvania St., Ste 333
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Ph: (317) 630-0845 / Fax: (317) 630-0849