Primary Care Capacity Project / Gulf Region Health Outreach Program

The Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP) of the Louisiana Public Health Institute, is a multi-year initiative composed of four integrated projects designed to strengthen primary and behavioral healthcare services in oil spill impacted communities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle. The purpose of the Primary Care Capacity Project (PCCP) is to expand access to integrated high quality, sustainable, community-based primary care in oil spill impacted communities in these states. This includes linkages to specialty mental and behavioral health services, as well as environmental and occupational health services. The MSPHI serves as the state partner in Mississippi to serve the three coastal counties (Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson) of this project.

MSPHI worked closely with Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) District IX to engage local partners, consumers, and providers to aid in the development of a community health improvement plan. Click the link below to read the report of the capacity assessment from a Community Health Assessment (CHA) conducted with these partners.
Community Health Assessment