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Connecticut Organizations

Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT)
Works to promote and further the delivery of comprehensive, accessible, family-oriented community-based health care. Focus is education of the public, health policy makers, and health care providers.
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Connecticut Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
Provides continuing education resources for an array of health professions, recruits under-represented and disadvantaged persons into health care careers and conducts health promotion activities.
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Connecticut Association for Community Action (CAFCA)
Strives to reduce the conditions of poverty through the identification and removal of social and economic barriers, the mobilization of community resources, advocacy, and the provision of direct services at the community level through cost-effective and community-based processes.
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Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)
Develops strategies to attract and retain businesses and jobs, revitalize neighborhoods and communities, ensure quality housing and foster appropriate development in Connecticut's towns and cities.
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Connecticut Department of Public Health
Works to protect the health and safety of the people of Connecticut and actively works to prevent disease and promote wellness through education and programs.
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Connecticut Department of Social Services
Provides a broad range of services to the elderly, disabled, families, and individuals who need assistance in maintaining or achieving their full potential for self-direction, self-reliance and independent living.
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Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA)
Works to advance the health of individuals and communities by leading, representing, and serving hospitals and their related healthcare organizations that are accountable to the community and committed to health improvement.
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Connecticut Public Health Association (CPHA)
Works to promote public health issues in Connecticut through advocacy; education; program, professional and workforce development; and networking among the public health community.
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Connecticut State Office of Rural Health
Is located at Northwestern Connecticut Community College in rural Winsted, CT. The Office works closely with the Department of Public Health, Connecticut Primary Care Association, AHED, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, CT Hospital Association and community organizations promoting quality healthcare for rural residents.
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eHealth Connecticut Regional Extension Center
Connecticut State Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC) that helps health care providers become meaningful users of electronic health records by providing information and technical assistance.
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New England Rural Health RoundTable (NERHRT)
Composed of a diverse group of individuals and organizations committed to improving health and health care throughout rural New England communities. Serves as a regional rural health advocate for Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
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Northeast Center of Agricultural Safety and Health (NEC)
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health promoting health and safety research, education, and prevention activities in the high-risk areas of farming, commercial fishing and logging in the Northeast.
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Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development (NERCRD)
Focuses on rural issues including community and economic development, food systems, natural resources, and entrepreneurship. Serves Washington D.C. and a 12 state area in the Northeast: CT, DE, MA, NJ, NY, RI, PA, WV, NH, ME, MD, and VT.
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Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC)
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 Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York.
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Resources for Communities and People Solutions (RCAP Solutions)
Works with communities of all sizes to address a broad range of needs to promote public, environmental and economic health.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Connecticut
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 State Office: Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island
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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Last Reviewed: 7/21/2017