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The Office of Primary Care & Rural Health Development

The Office of Primary Care and Rural Health Development is located within and under the governance of the Director of the Center for Health Innovation and Effectiveness. The Office of Primary Care is concentrated in two divisions: Statewide Access to Care Planning and Provider Relations, Recruitment & Retention.

The Provider Relations, Recruitment & Retention division provides assistance with the following:

  • J-1 Visa Waivers
  • National Interest Waivers
  • National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
  • Oklahoma Volunteer Charitable Healthcare Provider Program
  • Local community technical assistance
  • Local recruitment and retention strategic planning & policy development.

Office of Primary Care / Provider Relations, Recruitment & Retention Staff

Espaniola Bowen, BS, MCJA, M.Ed
Manager of Provider Relations, Recruitment, & Retention
CHIE, Office of Primary Care & Rural Health Development
(405) 271-8427
EspaB@health.ok.gov

Cheryl Kemp
Program Grant Consultant
CHIE, Office of Primary Care & Rural Health Development
(405) 271-9444 ext. 56586
CherylK@health.ok.gov

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