MN Office of Primary Care - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Minnesota's Office of Primary Care

Providing primary care to underserved Minnesotans

Throughout the U.S., there are geographic areas, socio–economic factors, populations, and facilities with too few primary care, dental and mental health providers and services. The federal Bureau of Health Workforce works with state partners to determine which of these should be “shortage designations,” and are therefore eligible to receive certain federal resources.

The Minnesota Office of Rural Health and Primary Care is Minnesota's federally designated State Primary Care Office with the responsibility of administering specific state and federal resources to develop and preserve access to health care.

Grants

The safety net of community health centers, local health departments and public hospitals provide health care access to medically underserved urban populations. We support the effort to develop and preserve access through:

Health Care Workforce Clinician Retention Toolkit

The National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network (3RNet) and the National Rural Health Resource Center, working in partnership with the Minnesota Office of Rural Health and Primary Care and its state counterparts in Wisconsin and Indiana, developed the multi–part Health Care Workforce Clinician Retention Toolkit below to support health care recruitment and retention efforts, particularly in rural and underserved areas.

Technical assistance

The Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC) provides a variety of financial assistance services, to support safety net hospitals and clinics in Minnesota.

Workforce support

We support communities needing to recruit and retain providers using financial incentives. Some designations also help communities recruit foreign physicians through a waiver of certain immigration rules.


For more information, contact:
Deb Jahnke
debra.jahnke@state.mn.us
651–201–3845

 

Updated Wednesday, 24-Apr-2019 11:34:00 CDT