State and Regional Agencies and Organizations

The organizations listed on this page are state-based or region-based and have an interest in rural health and human services. To find organizations and agencies that focus on a specific topic, please consult the topic guide. To find organizations and agencies serving a specific state, please see RAC's state resources.

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
Supports economic and social development in all of West Virginia and parts of twelve other states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Includes grants and funding, research, data, and maps.
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Delta Regional Authority (DRA)
Consists of a federal-state partnership serving 252 counties and parishes in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. Designed to remedy severe and chronic economic distress by stimulating economic development and fostering partnerships that will have a positive impact on the region's economy.
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United States-México Border Health Commission
Provides international leadership to optimize health and quality of life along the U.S.-Mexico border. Comprised of the federal secretaries of health, the chief health officers of the ten border states and prominent community health professionals from both nations. Includes a directory of border state outreach offices.
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Western Governors' Association (WGA)
Addresses important policy and governance issues in the West, advances the role of the Western states in the federal system, and strengthens the social and economic fabric of the region.
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Directories

Area Health Education Centers Directory
Lists contact information for regional Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) by state. AHECs work to recruit, train, and retain health professionals committed to underserved populations.
Resource type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Area Health Education Center Organization
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State and Regional Primary Care Associations Directory
Lists address, phone, email, and web addresses for state and regional Primary Care Associations (PCAs). PCAs work to promote, expand, and optimize access to primary care.
Resource type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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State Primary Care Offices Directory
Primary Care Offices (PCOs) represent the needs of the underserved populations and the providers who serve them. These offices can provide designation application help and State shortage information as well as information on the Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver program, loan repayment programs, and recruitment and retention.
Resource type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Health Workforce
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United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development: State Offices Directory
Provides contact information for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development state offices.
Resource type: Website
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