National Rural Organizations with an Interest in Health
The organizations listed on this page have a broad
interest in rural health and human services. To find
organizations and agencies that focus on a specific
topic, please consult the related topic
(National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network)
Works to help physicians and other healthcare professionals find practice opportunities in rural areas throughout the country. Also allows employers from rural and underserved communities to post healthcare job opportunities. Includes state information and a list of state contacts.
Supports a network of trained agricultural health and safety professionals that assure access to preventive services for farm families and the agricultural community.
Association of Clinicians for the Underserved
A transdisciplinary organization of clinicians, advocates,
and healthcare organizations that provide healthcare for
the underserved. Provides professional education, clinical
tools, advocacy, patient education, training, and technical
Center for Economic Analysis of Rural Health
Provides tools and research for rural communities to explore the connection between healthcare services and the economy in their community. Organization is comprised of University of Kentucky and Oklahoma State University faculty and staff associated with the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK).
National Association for Rural Mental Health
Provides a forum for rural mental health professionals, advocates, and consumers to identify issues and problems, share innovative solutions and model programs, and speak with a shared voice on issues of rural mental health concern.
National Center for Farmworker Health
Dedicated to improving the health status of farmworker families by providing information services, training and technical assistance, and a variety of products to community and migrant health centers, as well as other organizations and individuals involved in farmworker health.
National Center for Frontier Communities
The national organization dedicated to the issues and concerns of frontier communities. Serves as a national clearinghouse, conducts research, informs policy, and provides education on issues of importance to frontier communities.
National Cooperative of Health Networks Association
A national nonprofit organization of health networks, alliances, and consortiums. Supports and strengthens these organizations through collaboration, networking, leadership development, and education. NCHN's membership includes approximately 60 network organizations across the nation.
National Rural Health Association
Promotes leadership on rural health issues through
advocacy, communications, education, and research. Consists
of individual and organizational members who share a common
interest in rural health.
National Rural Health Resource Center
Provides technical assistance and information resources addressing the transition to value and population health, collaboration and partnership, performance improvement, health information technology, and workforce. Rural Health Innovations (RHI), a subsidiary of the National Rural Health Resource Center, enhances the health of rural communities by providing products and services with a focus on excellence and innovation.
Rural Health Information Hub
The nation's rural health information source. Provides access to information, resources, and opportunities to support healthcare and population health in rural communities.
Works to equip rural areas with capital, strategy, and technical assistance to preserve and strengthen rural life. Partners with more than 140 rural community-based organizations, including six financial intermediaries. Supports partner organizations through capacity building grants, predevelopment grants, repayable investments, low cost lending capital, and equity investments.
Rural Policy Research Institute
Provides unbiased analysis and information on the
challenges, needs, and opportunities facing rural America.
Works to help policymakers understand the rural impacts of
public policies and programs.