Rural Health Links

 

ACADEMICS

Frontier Mental Health Services Resource Network
The basic mission of the Frontier Mental Health Services Resource Network is the collection, analysis, and synthesis of knowledge regarding needs for and delivery of mental health services in "frontier" rural U.S. counties (nonmetropolitan counties with population densities of less than seven persons per square mile).
Institute for Research on Poverty
The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) is a national, university-based center for research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States. 
 
National Laboratory for the Study of Rural Telemedicine
The National Laboratory for the Study of Rural Telemedicine, part of the University of Iowa's Telemedicine Resource Center, provides both ongoing and just-in-time support for project directors and other faculty and staff who are involved in the delivery of health services to remote sites.
 
Nebraska Center for Rural Health Research
The broad mission of the Nebraska Center for Rural Health Research is to conduct research and analysis related to improving health care delivery in rural areas. The Center focuses on special populations among rural residents, including the elderly, children, minorities, mentally ill, under and uninsured, and new immigrants whose needs for assistance are unique.
 
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
The North Carolina Rural Health Research Program (NC RHRP) is built on the twenty-seven year history of rural health services research at the University of North Carolina's Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research.
 
Rural Policy Research Institute
The Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) conducts policy-relevant research and facilitates public dialogue to assist policymakers in understanding the rural impacts of public policies and programs.
Southeastern Rural Mental Health Research Center
The overall mission of the Southeastern Rural Mental Health Research Center (SRMHRC) is to improve the quality of mental health care for rural, impoverished individuals in the South.
 
Texas A&M University System Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health (SRPH) aims to improve the health of communities, with emphasis on rural and underserved populations, through education, research, service, outreach, and creative partnerships.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's Office of Rural and Community Health
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's Office of Rural and Community Health is charged with coordinating rural health activities for Texas Tech. The goal of the Office is to improve the health of West Texans by providing innovative leadership in education, health care delivery, policy development, and applied research.
 
University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
The Center for Rural Health was established in 1980. Since then the Center has developed a full complement of programs to assist researchers, educators, policymakers, health care providers, and most importantly rural residents. The Center is one of the nation's most experienced organizations, committed to providing leadership in rural health.
 
Western Rural Development Center
The Western Rural Development Center (WRDC) is one of four USDA-sponsored regional rural development centers in the country. WRDC participates in rural development research and extension (outreach) projects cooperatively with universities in the West.

CULTURAL

Association of American Indian Physicans
The Association of American Indian Physicans AAIP is dedicated to pursuing excellence in Native American health care by promoting education in the medical disciplines, honoring traditional healing practices and restoring the balance of mind, body, and spirit.
 
Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
 
National Council of La Raza
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization established in 1968 to reduce poverty and discrimination, and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans.
 
Office of Minority Health
The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities.

GOVERNMENT

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
 
Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) directs programs that improve the Nation's health by expanding access to comprehensive, quality health care for all Americans.
National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services is a citizen's panel of 21 nationally recognized experts that provides recommendations on rural health and human services issues to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
 
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
The mission of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) is to promote minority health and to lead, coordinate, support, and assess the NIH effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities. In this effort NCMHD will conduct and support basic, clinical, social, and behavioral research, promote research infrastructure and training, foster emerging programs, disseminate information, and reach out to minority and other health disparity communities.
 
National Health Service Corps
The National Health Service Corps is a program of the Federal Health Resources and Service Administration's Bureau of Primary Health Care, which is the focal point for providing primary health care to underserved and vulnerable populations.
 
National Institute on Aging
The National Institute on Aging's (NIA) mission is to improve the health and well-being of older Americans through research, and specifically to support and conduct high quality research, train and develop highly skilled research scientists from all population groups, develop and maintain state-of-the-art resources to accelerate research progress, and disseminate information and communicate with the public and interested groups on health and research advances and on new directions for research.
 
National Rural Development Partnership
The National Rural Development Partnership (NRDP) is a multi-faceted organization bringing together partners from all levels of government as well as private for profit and non-profit organizations to address the needs of rural America.
 
Office of Rural Community Affairs
The Office of Rural Community Affairs (ORCA) was created by the 77th Legislature to develop policy specifically addressing economic and quality of life issues affecting small and rural communities across Texas.
 
Office of Rural Health Policy
The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) promotes better health care service in rural America.
Rural Assistance Center
The Rural Assistance Center (RAC) is a new national resource on rural health and human services information.
 
Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety is an agricultural health and safety center established in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control for the purpose of protecting and improving the health and safety of the nation's farmers, farmworkers, and consumers.

INTERNATIONAL

Canadian Rural Information Service
The Canadian Rural Information Service (CRIS) is a clearinghouse for information relevant to rural Canada.
 
Canadian Rural Partnership
The Canadian Rural Partnership is the key policy framework supporting federal rural policy efforts to date. The Partnership is about operating within the federal government to ensure that federal programs, policies and activities provide support to rural communities.
 
Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research
The Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research's (CRaNHR) mandate is to conduct interdisciplinary research on rural health and the health workforce with a view to improving health services, access to health care, particularly in rural and northern communities, and enhancing our understanding of the health care system.
 
Institute of Rural Health
The Institute of Rural Health addresses the broader definition of health in the rural context. The Institute works with individuals and communities, academic bodies, and organisations involved in service delivery.
 
Office of Rural Health (Australia)
The Office of Rural Health (ORH) is part of the Australian Commonwealth (Federal) Department of Health and Ageing based in Canberra and is part of the Health Services Improvement Division.
 
Office of Rural Health (Canada)
The Office of Rural Health provides policy advice on rural health issues, identifies rural health issues, fosters understanding about rural health issues, and promotes the involvement of rural citizens, communities and health care providers.

MISCELLANEOUS

Center for Rural Affairs
The Center for Rural Affairs, a private, non-profit organization, is working to strengthen small businesses, family farms and ranches, and rural communities.
 
Healthfinder
Since 1997, Healthfinder has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet.   
 
Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program
The Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP) offers registered nurses substantial assistance to repay educational loans in exchange for service in eligible facilities located in areas experiencing a shortage of nurses. 
 
Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention
The major focus of the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP) is the promotion of HIV/STD prevention in rural America, with the goal of reducing HIV/STD incidence.
 
Rural Development
Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. Through our programs, we touch rural America in many ways.
 
Rural Health Outreach Grant Program
The purpose of the Rural Health Outreach Grant Program is "to expand access to, coordinate, restrain the cost of, and improve the quality of essential health care services, including preventive and emergency services, through the development of integrated health care delivery systems or networks in rural areas and regions."
 
Rural Sociological Society
The Rural Sociological Society is a professional social science association that seeks to enhance the quality of rural life, communities, and the environment.

ORGANIZATIONS

American Public Health Association
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health.
 
Center for Rural Studies
The purpose of the Center for Rural Studies is to enhance the quality of life of rural residents of the Northern Plains through coordinated research and information dissemination efforts.
 
National Association for Rural Mental Health
The National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH) was founded in 1977 in order to develop and enhance rural mental health and substance abuse services and to support mental health providers in rural areas.
 
National Center for Farmworker Health
The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH), established in 1974, is dedicated to improving the health status of farmworker families by providing information services and products to a network of more than 500 migrant health center service sites in the United States as well as other organizations and individuals serving the farmworker population.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the Federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related disease and injury.
 
National Rural Health Association
The National Rural Health Association is a national membership organization, whose mission is to improve the health and health care of rural Americans and to provide leadership on rural issues through advocacy, communications, education and research.
 
National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network
The National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network (3R Net) is made up of state not-for-profit organizations that help health professionals locate practice sites in rural areas throughout the country.
 
Resource Center for Rural Behavioral Health
The staff of the APA Office of Rural Health and the APA Computer Office have developed a world wide web site (RuralPSYCH) to serve as a resource for providers, purchasers, and consumers of behavioral health care in frontier and rural areas.
 
Texas Rural Health Association
The Texas Rural Health Association (TRHA) is a nonprofit organization whose primary goal is to improve the health of rural Texans.

PUBLICATIONS

Australian Journal of Rural Health
The Australian Journal of Rural Health is a multidisciplinary refereed journal, and since its inception in 1993 has contributed to the accumulation of knowledge of rural health in Australia.
 
Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine
The Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine (CJRM) seeks to promote research into rural health issues, promote the health of rural (including native) communities, support and inform rural practitioners, provide a forum for debate and discussion of rural medicine, provide practical clinical information to rural practitioners and influence rural health policy by publishing articles that inform decision-makers.
 
International Journal of Rural Psychology
The International Journal of Rural Psychology is a vehicle to publish and promote issues related to rural and remote psychology.
 
Journal of Rural Health
The Journal of Rural Health, a quarterly journal published by the NRHA, offers original research encompassing evaluations of model and demonstration projects to improve rural health, statistical comparisons of rural and urban differences, and mathematical models examining the use of health care services by rural residents.
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