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Bureaus & Offices

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. Comprising six bureaus and ten offices, HRSA provides leadership and financial support to health care providers in every state and U.S. territory.

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Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service
BCRS helps underserved communities and facilities experiencing critical shortages of health care providers recruit and retain clinicians through scholarship and educational loan repayment opportunities in exchange for service.

Bureau of Health Professions
BHPr increases the access to health care by developing, distributing and retaining a diverse, culturally competent health workforce.

Bureau of Primary Health Care
BPHC funds Health Centers in communities, providing access to high quality, family oriented, comprehensive primary and preventive health care for people who are low income, uninsured, or living where health care is scarce. Health centers provide care on a sliding fee scale and see patients without regard for their ability to pay.

Healthcare Systems Bureau
HSB protects the public health and promotes practices that improve personal health, including organ, bone marrow and cord blood donation.

HAB administers The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, the largest Federal program focused exclusively on HIV/AIDS care. The program is for those who do not have sufficient health care coverage or financial resources for coping with HIV disease.

Maternal and Child Health Bureau
MCHB administers the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant to States and discretionary grants that ensure that the Nation's women, infants, children, adolescents, and their families, including fathers and children with special health care needs, have access to quality health care.


Office of Rural Health Policy
ORHP promotes better health care service in rural America. The Office works both within government at federal, state and local levels, and with the private sector -- with associations, foundations, providers and community leaders -- to seek solutions to rural health care problems.

Office of Regional Operations
ORO provides leadership and technical assistance through HRSA's ten regional offices.

Office of Special Health Affairs
OSHA provides overall leadership, direction, coordination, and planning in support of HRSA cross-cutting health programs.

Office of Women's Health
OWH provides leadership on women's health and sex/gender-specific issues and policy, working within and outside of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve the health, wellness and safety of women across the lifespan.

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