Alaska Area Health Education Centers Program
Helps strengthen systems to deliver comprehensive and
culturally relevant healthcare to rural Alaskans. Consists
of 6 regional centers to assist with training, recruiting,
and other activities related to increasing the healthcare
workforce in Alaska.
Alaska Department of Health
Promotes the health and well-being of Alaska residents. Oversees Divisions of Health Care Services, Behavioral Health, Public Health, and Senior and Disabilities Services, among others.
Alaska Federal Health Care Partnership
Works to advance patient care through a formal, voluntary
relationship between healthcare partners including the
Department of Defense, Indian Health Service, Veterans
Administration, and Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
to share resources and experience to promote innovation in
Alaska Hospital & Healthcare Association
Provides legislative and regulatory advocacy; 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; and works to improve the health status of all
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
Works to implement change and improve Alaska's mental
health continuum of care by funding programs and activities
to promote change through partnerships, capacity building,
and demonstration projects.
Alaska Native Health Board
Promotes the spiritual, physical, mental, social, and
cultural well-being and pride of Alaska Native people.
Offers tribal resources, news, policy, and advocacy.
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
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
Alaska Office of Rural Health
Collects and disseminates rural healthcare information and
data. Work to improve rural health professions recruitment
and retention, and offers technical assistance to rural
providers, hospitals, and communities. Coordinates rural
health policy analysis in Alaska.
Alaska Primary Care Association
Works to promote and improve access to primary healthcare
services in Alaska. Focuses on helping underserved
populations. Provides training, technical assistance,
outreach, policy assistance, and resources.
Provides critical utilities, infrastructure, and economic
support throughout Alaska. Partners with federal, tribal,
state, local, and private organizations to plan and
construct healthcare facilities, and provides job training
and other economic development services to rural
Northwest Regional Primary Care Association
Serves community and migrant health centers in Alaska,
Idaho, Oregon, and Washington by providing education,
training, workforce development, community health
improvement, and business model services for organization
Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the
federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT).
Assists healthcare organizations, healthcare networks, and
healthcare 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
Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.
Works to improve the quality of life for low-income
Alaskans through 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.
Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Helps rural communities in Alaska, Arizona, California,
Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico,
Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming improve community
infrastructure through housing, water, and wastewater
program initiatives. Offers numerous services including
loans for housing and environment.
Western Rural Development Center
Participates in rural development research and extension projects cooperatively with universities in the West. Serves Washington, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho, Hawaii,
California, Arizona, Alaska, Oregon, New Mexico, Montana, Colorado, and 4 U.S. Pacific Territories.
WWAMI Area Health Education Center Program
Consists of a program office and six independent Area
Health Education Centers (AHECs) in the five WWAMI states:
Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. Works to
alleviate shortages of healthcare personnel in medically
underserved rural and urban areas.
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded
by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Focuses on
policy-oriented research with an emphasis on the rural
healthcare workforce and access to care. Based in the
Department of Family Medicine at the University of
Washington School of Medicine.