HRSA Announces One-year Hold on HPSA Redesignations

On July 7, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced a one-year hold on Health Professional Shortage Area’s (HPSA) that had been proposed for withdrawal. After months of significant advocacy, NRHA applauds HRSA for taking this decisive action. As rural communities rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, added strains on the workforce would be extremely detrimental. We look forward to continuing to work with HRSA to ensure the rural health workforce grows.