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Office of Healthcare Access

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What We Do

The Office of Healthcare Access -- formerly known as the Section of Health Planning and Systems Development -- runs programs that strengthen health care access with a focus on rural areas and underserved populations. We also conduct statewide health planning to help sustain organized and efficient health care delivery in Alaska. 

Our work focuses on:

  • Health Care Delivery
  • Workforce Development
  • Health Care Financing and Reimbursement Strategies
  • Facility Planning 

Alaska 2015-2016 Primary Care Needs Assessment

The Alaska Primary Care Office (PCO) within the Division of Public Health partnered with other key stakeholders to conduct a statewide Primary Care Needs Assessment. The purpose is to provide a robust point-in-time assessment and baseline of Alaska’s primary care system in order to identify gaps and to help plan and project for the future of primary care delivery. For purposes of this assessment, behavioral health and dental services were also included. The needs assessment is a requirement of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Primary Care Office Cooperative Agreement.

This project was supported by the following:

  • HRSA;
  • Department of Health and Social Services/Division Public Health/Sections of:
    • Health Planning and Systems Development;
    • Women’s, Children’s and Family Health;
    • Public Health Nursing;
    • Chronic Disease and Health Promotion;
  • Alaska Primary Care Association;
  • Denali Commission.

PDFDownload the Alaska 2015-2016 Primary Care Needs Assessment