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The Office of Primary Care and Rural Health facilitates and participates in activities to improve access to health care services for all rural Alabamians with special concern for children, the elderly, minorities and other medically underserved vulnerable populations. We serve the following populations:

  • Communities
  • Critical Access Hospitals
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Physician Practices
  • Rural Health Clinics
  • Small Rural Hospitals
  • County Health Departments
  • Mental Health Centers
  • National Rural Health Day is November 17National Rural Health Day

    November 17, 2016, is National Rural Health Day---an opportunity to "Celebrate the Power of Rural" by honoring the selfless, community-minded spirit that prevails in rural America. It also gives us a chance to showcase the unique healthcare challenges rural citizens face, and the efforts of healthcare providers and others to address those challenges. Learn more about National Rural Health Day from the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health.

    Primary Care and Mental Health Physician Survey

    This important survey is designed for primary care and mental health physicians. The information gathered will be used by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to evaluate primary care and mental health resources. You may access and complete the Primary Care Doctors and Mental Health Workers Survey here.

    Office of Primary Care and Rural Health Programs

    "This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number and title for grant amount (specify grant number, title, total award amount and percentage financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government."


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