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Office of Primary Care

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 Statewide Access to Care Planning division provides the following:
• Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) support with uncompensated care costs and the development of new access point sites
• Health Care Workforce Planning and Data Analysis
• Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) & Medically Underserved Area/Population (MUA/P) Designation & Analysis
• GIS Development & Analysis
• Access to Care Provider Survey Development & Analysis
• Community Health Needs Assessments & Access to Care Policy Development

Office of Primary Care / Statewide Access Staff Contacts:

Valorie Owens, MSW
Manager of Statewide Access to Care Planning
405-271-9444, ext. 56734

Jana Castleberry
Health Planning Coordinator
(405) 271-9444 ext. 56520

Jane Garner
Health Planning Coordinator
(405) 271-9444 ext. 56569

Mollie Kimpel, MA
Statistical Research Specialist II
(405) 271-9444, ext. 52540

Spencer Kusi, MPH
Statistical Research Specialist III
(405) 271-9444 ext. 52546

James Rose, MA
Statistical Research Specialist III
(405) 271-9444, ext. 52541

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

Espaniola Bowen, BS, MCJA, M.Ed
Manager of Provider Relations, Recruitment & Retention
(405) 271-9444, ext. 56533

Cheryl Kemp
Program Grant Consultant
(405) 271-9444, ext. 56586


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