Primary Care Office

State Primary Care Office

The goal of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Primary Care Office Cooperative Agreement Program is to assure the availability of quality health care to low income, uninsured, isolated, vulnerable and special needs populations and to meet these populations’ unique health care needs. Virginia’s Primary Care Office (PCO) accomplishes this through the following:

  • Fostering collaboration across and within various levels of government, communities, and non-profit organizations
  • Identifying communities with the greatest unmet health care needs, disparities, and health workforce shortages; identifying the key barriers to access to health care for these communities; and working toward solutions
  • Supporting the Virgina Community Healthcare Association [Virginia’s Primary Care Association (PCA)] by providing information to assist in their development of a plan to manage the growth of health centers in Virginia
  • Supporting and enhancing the primary care workforce in the state through shortage designations, recruitment and retention activities, and administration of scholarships and loan repayment programs

Workforce Programs: Conrad 30 Waiver Program, Nursing Scholarship Programs, State Loan Repayment Program

 

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Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (Mental HPSAs)

 

 

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Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (Dental HPSAs)

 

 

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Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (Primary Care HPSAs)