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Primary Care Office

What We Do

The Oregon Primary Care Office is part of the Oregon Health Authority’s Division of Health Policy and Analytics and its Clinical Supports, Integration and Workforce Unit.

We provide:

  • Analysis and recognition of workforce inequities
  • Resources to expand and diversify the health care workforce
  • Support for structural changes by educational institutions, clinics, and health care systems to develop culturally responsive health care services

What's Happening

Healthy Oregon Workforce Training Opportunity (HOWTO) Grant Program round 4 request for proposals closed—funding announcements soon!

Applications were invited from Oregon community-based educational institutions, consortia, health care service organizations, community-based organizations (CBOs), and others seeking funding to help launch innovative training initiatives to address documented shortages in specific areas of their local health care workforce.

For questions regarding the HOWTO program email Jo Johnson.

Find the Incentive Program that is best for you

The Primary Care Office provides access to a number of state- and federally-funded provider incentives. Not sure which is the best for you? Consult these matrices of state-funded resources and federally-funded resources that you may be eligible for.

Primary Care Office to begin dialogue around shortage designations 

The PCO will be holding conversations with interested parties around the state to consider factors for setting up hew Oregon Equity Designations, to help identify equity-focused workforce shortages and better target state resources to reduce or eliminate those inequities. More information will be forthcoming in May.

New report identifies impacts of COVID-19 on health care workforce in Oregon

A study commissioned by the Primary Care Office as part of the 2020 Talent Assessment Update showcases much of the impact to the health professional workforce due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to see the report.

2020 J-1 Waiver Program Report

Health Care Provider Incentive Program

The Health Care Provider Incentive Program supports the vision that every Oregon community deserves access to quality health services. This program includes the following incentives:

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