HEALTH & MENTAL HYGIENE, MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF
The purpose of this three year funding initiative is to assist the Maryland Primary Care Office (PCO) in the coordination of activities related to the delivery of primary care services and the recruitment and retention of critical health care providers through the National Health Service Corp (NHSC) initiative under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA). As part of the on-going NHSC Site Recruitment and Retention (R&R) application process, the PCO currently reviews all site applications for NHSC R&R assistance. The doubling of the NHSC field strength as the result of ARRA funding will result in a concurrent doubling of workload for the PCO to meet this increased demand for new and renewal of previously approved sites. There is no ongoing support of grant activities after the end of this three-year project period.