Associate Administrator for Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration
James (Jim) Macrae, MA, MPP has led the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) for more than 10 years. He manages a $5.7 billion budget supporting nearly 13,000 health center service delivery sites, which provide high-quality primary health care to nearly 30 million people nationwide.
He also served as the HRSA Acting Administrator from April 2015 to April 2017. Prior to his years in BPHC, Mr. Macrae served as Associate Administrator for HRSA’s Office of Performance Review from 2000 to 2006, where he oversaw the work of staff in regional divisions across the country, working to improve HRSA-supported programs in states and communities.
Mr. Macrae has received numerous awards, including the Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service (2019), Hubert H. Humphrey Award for Service to America (2015), the HRSA Administrator’s Award for Equal Opportunity Achievement (2014), and the Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award (2010).
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Illinois Wesleyan University, a Masters of Arts in Sociology from Duke University, and a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University.