Bureau of Primary Health Care Career Opportunities

The Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) provides overall leadership, direction, coordination, and planning in support of the Nation's underserved communities and vulnerable populations by assuring access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services.

BPHC Values: Accountability - we honor our commitments and take personal and organizational responsibility to achieve desired results.Commitment – We take positive, solution-oriented actions to support our mission and our work together.Integrity – we act with honesty, adhering to the highest ethical standards as demonstrated through our personal and professional behavior.Respect – we recognize and appreciate the importance of diversity in the contributions of our colleagues, grantees and partners.

About BPHC Offices

Office of the Associate Administrator (OAA)

OAA sets the Bureau’s vision and coordinates program-related projects. The office also coordinates information requests across the Bureau and with other parts of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. OAA includes the Division of Administrative Operations.

Office of Policy and Program Development (OPPD)

OPPD develops strategies to ensure that Bureau priorities and funding opportunities reflect and anticipate key emerging issues in the public health and healthcare landscapes. The office also identifies new options to maximize the effect the Bureau’s investments have on improving the health of underserved communities and vulnerable populations.

OPPD includes:

  • Expansion Division
  • Policy Division
  • Strategic Initiatives and Planning Division

Office of Quality Improvement (OQI)

OQI evaluates program performance with an emphasis on clinical quality, patient safety and risk management, and data reporting. The office also develops and strengthens strategic partnerships with outside organizations.

OQI includes:

  • Data and Evaluation Division
  • Quality Division
  • FTCA Division
  • Strategic Partnerships Division

Office of Strategic Business Operations (OSBO)

OSBO advances the Bureau’s mission through staff training, communications strategy and critical technical tools.

OSBO includes:

  • External Affairs Division
  • Systems Division
  • Organizational Development Division

Health Services Offices

The Office of Northern Health Services and the Office of Southern Health Services oversee health center compliance with program requirements and help center staff members understand and comply with Bureau policies. The offices also coordinate and support emergency preparedness and response for Bureau programs.

Date Last Reviewed:  May 2019