HRSA Publishes Criteria for Determining Maternity Care Health Professional Target Areas

On May 19, HRSA finalized the criteria to identify Maternity Care Target Areas (MCTA). MCTAs are geographic areas within health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) that have a shortage of maternity care health professionals, for the purpose of providing maternity health care assistance to such health professional shortage areas. As of 2017, 59 percent of HPSAs were in rural areas.