The Primary Care Office (PCO) is located in the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care at the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) and has been in existence for over twenty years. Mississippi is historically a medically underserved state with poor outcomes for core health indicators. Access to quality preventive and primary care services is central to improving the health status of Mississippians. The PCO is vital to ensuring that efforts are undertaken related to the availability of primary care services for residents of the state. The office collaborates with various state and federal organizations, coordinates activities in the state related to the delivery of primary care services, and helps facilitate the recruitment and retention of health care providers.
Activities and Responsibilities
The Primary Care Office is responsible for:
The Office has been designated to serve as a State Contact and clearinghouse for the J-1 Visa Waiver Programs. Mississippi J-1 Visa Waiver Policies and Procedures for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and Conrad State 30 Program are available.Available on-line are:
The PCO will administer the programs in a fair and consistent manner, as well as provide technical assistance to all interested in developing either the site predetermination or actual application for placement of a foreign-trained J-1 Visa Waiver provider.
National Interest Waiver
Links to other health-related sites
|National Health Service Corps||http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/|
|Health Resource Service Administration (HRSA)||http://www.hrsa.gov|
|HRSA: Bureau of Health Professions||http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/|
|HRSA: Health Profession Shortage Areas||https://bhw.hrsa.gov/shortage-designation/hpsas|
|U.S. Department of Health and Human Services||http://www.hhs.gov|
|Bureau of Primary Health Care||http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov|
|Mississippi Primary Health Care Association||http://www.mphca.com|
Find this page at http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/index.cfm