Primary Care/Rural Health Resources

March 15, 2016
A HPSA, or health professional shortage area, is a designation given to an underserved area. This is usually parish-wide but can be used at the census tract level as well. This designation allows incentive programs like National Health Service Corps, State Loan Repayment Program and the Louisiana Conrad State 30 (J-1 visa waiver) Program to be offered to encourage physicians to work in these underserved areas. Some of these designations also offer Medicare bonuses and tax deductions for physicians.
February 10, 2016
The Bureau of Health Workforce improves the health of the underserved and vulnerable populations by strengthening the health workforce and connecting skilled professionals to communities in need.
January 22, 2015
This report presents results from specified years of BRFSS for the state of Louisiana. All civilian, non-institutionalized state residents aged 18 and older with a household landline telephone are eligible for survey participation. Respondents were selected randomly from the sample of eligible individuals.
July 03, 2012
See this flyer for information on how you can view five (5) educational videos on Practice Management and implementation of ICD-10. View the videos at your convenience, courtesy of the LA Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health.
February 15, 2012
Act 819 (the Act) of the 2006 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature amended R.S. 37:1306-1310 requires the Department of Health and Hospitals to publish primary service area descriptions and provide annual updates to encourage innovative collaboration between and among rural hospitals and physicians in delivery of health care services in rural areas.