Resources and Links
National Rural Health Association
The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 20,000 members. The association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues. NRHA membership consists of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.
Texas Rural Health Association
The Texas Rural Health Association is a nonprofit organization whose primary goal is to improve the health of rural Texans. The TRHA is composed of individuals and organizations dedicated to providing leadership on rural health care issues through advocacy, communication, and education.
Texas Association of Rural and Community Hospitals
An organization of rural and community hospitals, corporations, and interested individuals working together to address the special needs and issues of rural and community hospitals, staff, and patients they serve.
Rural Assistance Center
A product of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Rural Initiative, the Rural Assistance Center (RAC) was established in December 2002 as a rural health and human services "information portal." RAC helps rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents.
The Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) provides unbiased analysis and information on the challenges, needs, and opportunities facing rural America. RUPRI’s aim is to spur public dialogue and help policymakers understand the rural impacts of public policies and programs.
East Texas Area Health Education Program
They are a regionally-focused, community-responsive program with a special interest in primary care and a priority for underserved populations. Thwy link communities in 111 East Texas counties with opportunities and resources offered by health science schools and collaborative partners through community-based centers.
South Texas Area Health Education Program
The Center for South Texas Programs (CSTP) is charged with the oversight of remote programs of the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio in the 38 counties of South Texas. In that capacity, the CSTP acts as a liaison between the UTHSCSA and elected officials, health care providers, public health and community agencies in San Antonio, Eagle Pass, Laredo, Corpus Christi, Harlingen and their surrounding counties. The CSTP works with communities to determine their strengths, unique needs and connects them with valuable resources and expertise at the UTHSCSA. The CSTP also partners with communities to explore creative ways to enhance their organizational capacity, assist with the implementation of federally supported studies, provide evaluation of existing programs and assist in "filling the gaps" in health professional education.