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Alaska Organizations

Alaska Center for Rural Health - Alaska's AHEC (ACRH-AHEC)
Helps strengthen systems to deliver comprehensive and culturally relevant health care to rural Alaskans.
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Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce (ACRHHW)
Develops academic health programs and research, and collaborates with other organizations to identify and support Alaska’s health workforce needs.
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Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (H&SS)
Promotes and protects the well being of Alaskans. Oversees the Divisions and Agencies for Behavior Health, Public Health, Vocational Rehabilitation, Senior and Disabilities services.
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Alaska Federal Health Care Partnership
A formal, voluntary, inter-agency relationship between healthcare partners including the Department of Defense, Indian Health Service, Veterans Administration, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium collaborating to leverage resources, optimize capabilities and promote innovation in Alaska.
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Alaska Health Workforce Coalition
A public-private partnership created to develop, implement, and support a statewide approach to ensure a robust workforce to address Alaska’s growing health care needs.
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Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
A state corporation that administers the Alaska Mental Health Trust, a perpetual trust managed on behalf of Trust beneficiaries. The Trust uses its resources to ensure that Alaska has a comprehensive integrated mental health program to serve its beneficiaries.
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Alaska Native Health Board (ANHB)
Promotes the spiritual, physical, mental, social, and cultural well-being and pride of Alaska Native people.
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Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC)
Works to provide health services for all Alaska Natives. Includes a medical center hospital, leads construction on water and sanitation facilities across Alaska, and provides recruiting services. A Native American Research Center on Health.
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Alaska Office of Rural Health
Collects and disseminates rural health care information and data; is engaged in health care provider recruitment and retention; provides technical assistance to rural providers, hospital and communities; and coordinates rural health policy analysis.
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Alaska Primary Care Association (APCA)
Works to promote, expand, and optimize access to primary care in the state of Alaska, particularly for the underserved.
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Alaska Public Health Association (APHA)
Works to improve and promote the overall health of the residents of Alaska by providing opportunities for collaboration, education, professional development, and advocacy.
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Alaska State Hospital & Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA)
Provides legislative and regulatory advocacy at all levels of government; acts as a steward of resources by supporting fiscally responsible initiatives; provides health information to members and the public; promotes opportunities for networking among our members; works to improve the health status of all Alaskans; and remains committed to advancing knowledge about health through education and training.
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Denali Commission
An independent federal agency that provides financial assistance to improve the quality of life in rural Alaska. The commission partners with federal, tribal, state, local and private organizations to provide basic community infrastructure, job training, economic development services and improve healthcare facilities.
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National Resource Center for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Elders (UAA NRC)
Focuses on four priority areas which include Alaska Native elder health, elder abuse, long term including in home care, and networking and collaboration.
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Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA)
Member organization that strengthens community and migrant health centers in the Northwest by leveraging regional power and resources on their behalf.
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Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center (NRTRC)
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. Assists health care organizations, health care networks, and health care providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. Includes Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
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Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (PNASH)
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the University of Washington that conducts research and promotes best health and safety practices for Northwest producers and workers in farming, fishing and forestry.
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Rural Alaska Community Action Program
A private, statewide, nonprofit organization working to improve the quality of life for low-income Alaskans. Provides resources and services to enhance child and family development, improve housing, save energy, develop leadership, promote environmental conservation, prevent substance abuse, and foster independent living.
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Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)
Helps rural communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming improve community infrastructure with initiatives that include housing, water and wastewater programs. Offers numerous services including loans for housing and environment.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Alaska (HUD)
Works to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing. The HUD state office provides information about HUD housing programs and local contacts for the state.
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USDA Rural Development Alaska State Office
Committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. The Rural Development State Office provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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Western Rural Development Center (WRDC)
Participates in rural development research and extension (outreach) projects cooperatively with universities in the West. Includes a rural health initiative. Serves a 13 state area (WA, UT, WY, NV, ID, HI, CA, AZ, AK, OR, NM, MT, and CO) and 4 U.S. Pacific Territories.
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WWAMI Area Health Education Center Network (WWAMI AHEC)
WWAMI AHEC Program consists of the program office, and six independent AHEC Centers in the five WWAMI states: Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho. Works to alleviate shortages of health care personnel in medically underserved rural and urban areas.
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WWAMI Rural Health Research Center (WWAMI RHRC)
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Focuses on training and supply of rural healthcare providers, availability and quality of care for rural women and children, and access to high-quality care for vulnerable and minority rural populations. Based in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
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Last Reviewed: 4/25/2016