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Pennsylvania Department of Health
Bureau of Health Planning
Room 1033, Health and Welfare Building
625 Forster St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0701
717-772-5298 Phone
717-705-6525 Fax

Welcome to the
Bureau of Health Planning

Division of Plan Development

The mission of BHP's Division of Plan Development (DPD) is to develop and promote strategies to improve the public's health, support the department in accreditation readiness, and provide comprehensive reports on population health status and health care workforce.

DPD Initiatives

  • Develop the State Health Assessment and the State Health Improvement Plan.
  • Engage community partnerships in opportunities to exchange public health improvement resources, information, and best practices, through the Health Improvement Partnership Program.
  • Collect information on the health care workforce and publish reports on the characteristics of Pennsylvania's health care workforce.
  • Support the department's efforts and activities in readying for national public health accreditation.

Division of Health Professions Development

The mission of BHP's Division of Health Professions Development (DHPD) is to improve primary medical and dental care service delivery and the distribution of the health care workforce in Pennsylvania to meet the needs of medically underserved populations.

DHPD Goals

DHPD works toward meeting and exceeding its goals by participating in, developing, administering and/or monitoring Primary Care Resources that include these initiatives:  HPSA and MUA/P Designations, Primary Care Loan Repayment Program, J-1 and National Interest Waiver Program,  National Health Service Corps, and the Community-Based Health Care Grant Program.