Shortage Areas

CHWS, under contract with the New York Department of Health (NYSDOH), develops federally designated shortage area applications for Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and Medically Underserved Areas and Populations (MUAs/Ps) and provides technical assistance to organizations and other stakeholders on the designation process, current designation rules, and on other questions related to shortage designations. This work is provided free of charge. For more information on HPSAs and MUAs/Ps, click here. If you have questions or need assistance, contact Dr. Robert Martiniano at (518) 402-0250 or at

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