The goal of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Primary Care Office Cooperative Agreement Program is to assure the availability of quality health care to low income, uninsured, isolated, vulnerable, and special needs populations and to meet these populations’ unique health care needs. The Virgin Islands Primary Care Office accomplishes this through the following:
Fostering collaboration across and within various levels of government, communities, and non-profit organizations.
Coordinating shortage designation by measuring access to healthcare providers (primary care, mental health and dental) and assessing underservice through the use of data, verification and analysis.
Identifying communities with the greatest unmet health care needs, disparities, and health workforce shortages; identifying the key barriers to access to health care for these communities; and working toward solutions.
Supporting and enhancing the primary care workforce in the U.S. Virgin Islands through the Bureau of Health Workforce recruitment and retention programs.
Providing technical assistance to primary care providers, behavioral health providers, dentists, and healthcare entities with the goal of expanding access to care.