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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 Office of Primary Care & Rural Health Development 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

• 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 & Rural Health Development Staff Listing:

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

Jana Castleberry
Health Planning Coordinator
Contact for National Health Service Corps and J-1 Visa Waiver Programs
(405) 271-9444 ext. 56520

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

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

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

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