Congressionally Directed Spending (HRSA-22-134) Missouri Coalition for Primary Health Care d/b/a Missouri Primary Care Association 3325 Emerald Ln. Jefferson City, MO 65109 Joseph Pierle, Chief Executive Officer Email address: email@example.com, 573-636-4222 (phone), 573-636-4585 (fax) Website: www.mo-pca.org Funding Request: $12,000,000 The Missouri Coalition for Primary Health Care d/b/a Missouri Primary Care Association's (MPCA) proposed Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) Construction Project (HRSA-22-134) will construct a new 3-story building at 115 Lafayette Street in Jefferson City, Missouri, which is on the Missouri State Penitentiary redevelopment site. The building will be 50,000 square feet and will house shared offices of the MPCA and the Missouri Coalition of Community Mental Health Centers d/b/a Missouri Behavioral Health Council (MBHC), as well as a cutting-edge conference and training center. Each organization will have a private office suite that includes a reception area, private offices, a collaborative kitchen area, and storage. Conference and meeting rooms will be located at the center of the plan and are designed to be shared for improved efficiency. The facility will serve as a Center of Excellence, dedicated to supporting MPCA and MBHC’s training and technical assistance services for Missouri’s primary care, dental, mental health, and substance use providers. This space will incorporate multiple flexible conference and training rooms around a 250-seat tiered auditorium at the center of the plan. A public reception area and additional ancillary small lounges provide pre-function and breakout areas for the conference meeting rooms. Space for catering, hospitality, and storage are also included. MPCA and MBHC are known as national leaders among their peers. Both organizations have a long track record of independently and collaboratively implementing initiatives to increase access, reduce health dispar
ities, and improve population health. Moreover, MPCA and MBHC have highly competent staff who already develop and provide impactful education, training and technical support to respective members. By building a Center of Excellence and co-locating, both teams will enhance the support they provide around research, training and education, service delivery, and workforce development. Training and technical assistance provided at the proposed Center of Excellence will focus on: 1) strengthening the community and behavioral health network of providers to enhance access to health services, including via telehealth; 2) implementing workforce development strategies; 3) offering education, training, and technical support to integrate health services and improve population health; 4) promoting health equity; 5) addressing social determinants of health; 6) excelling in value-based care; and 7) conducting research to ensure ongoing innovation and progress in health improvement.