ARRA State Primary Care Offices

To coordinate local, State, and Federal resources contributing to primary care service delivery and workforce issues in the State to meet the needs of medically-underserved populations through health centers and other community-based providers of comprehensive primary care and the retention, recruitment,
and oversight of health professions for medically underserved populations, as funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Office of Shortage Designation Branch, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 8C-26, Rockville, Maryland 20857.

Telephone: (301) 594-0816.

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Recipients will be expected to perform State-wide primary care planning and resource coordination, including Medicaid, Children"s Health Insurance program, State Offices of Rural Health, Ryan White Area Health Education Centers, Maternal and Child Health, etc.; support health systems development, primary care practitioners retention and recruitment, National Health Services Corps monitoring activities, as well as activities relating to other special populations including rural populations; and conduct operational and administrative support activities.