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Indiana Organizations

Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
Conducts research on healthcare workforce. Focuses on informing health policy, improving healthcare delivery, and promoting population health. Part of the Indiana University School of Medicine.
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Indiana Area Health Education Center Program (AHEC)
Works to provide communities throughout Indiana with healthcare professionals through recruitment, education, and retention. Located within the Indiana University of Medicine Department of Family Medicine. Oversees eight regional Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) in the state. Publishes health workforce studies and reports.
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Indiana Community Action Association (INCAA)
Helps low income families build skills, knowledge, and motivation necessary to achieve self-sufficiency. Includes the Indiana Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP), which helps support rural community infrastructure.
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Indiana Department of Emergency Medical Services
Housed within the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. Responsible for the certification and re-certification of all emergency medical services (EMS) professionals within Indiana. Provides training opportunities, guidelines on various EMS protocols, testing, and resources for EMS directors.
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Indiana Hospital Association (IHA)
Represents Indiana hospitals and health systems. Includes a rural health section that lists all Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and county hospitals. Tracks Indiana rural health legislation.
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Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA)
Oversees numerous programs impacting and serving rural Indiana communities, including the Rural Broadband Internet, Annual Rural Summit, and Community Liaison Districts, Community Development Block Grants, and the Stellar Communities Program.
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Indiana Office of Primary Care (PCO)
Housed within the Indiana State Department of Health and promotes access to primary healthcare services. Administers the State Community Health Center Operating Grant. Oversees the State Office of Rural Health and the Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) and Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/P) designations.
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Indiana Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA)
Works to ensure that all those living in Indiana have quality healthcare. Provides information on Indiana's community health centers including a listing of Indiana's Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), events, resources, and advocacy for members.
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Indiana Public Health Association (IPHA)
Works to improve and promote the overall health of the residents of Indiana by providing opportunities for collaboration, education, professional development, and advocacy.
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Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA)
Works to improve the health of Indiana residents by providing education, advocacy, collaboration, and resource development. Provides information on Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and emergency preparedness. Serves as the gateway to the Indiana Statewide Rural Health Network (InSRHN), Indiana Telehealth Network (ITN), and the Indiana Rural Workforce Innovation Network (IRWIN).
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Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH)
Provides public health services and programs for citizens of Indiana. Consists of numerous divisions with services including healthcare quality, minority health, hospital and acute care licensing and regulations, Rural Health Clinic (RHC) certification, health and human services, and public health protection.
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Indiana State Office of Rural Health
Helps Indiana's rural communities build their healthcare delivery systems. Works to enhance the growth of public health services, funding sources, and education opportunities for every Indiana rural resident. Supports the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program and the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP). Works within the Indiana State Department of Health's Office of Primary Care.
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Indiana University Public Policy Institute (PPI)
Provides data-driven research and analysis to inform public, private, and nonprofit sectors when creating public policy for Indiana.
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North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD)
One of four regional rural development centers in the U.S. that works with extension professionals, researchers, and partners to enhance rural development outcomes. Serves a 12 state area in the North Central region which includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.
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Richard G. Lugar Center for Rural Health
Works to prepare and train primary care physicians for rural practice. Promotes rotations in Rural Health Clinics, community health centers, and Critical Access Hospitals. Oversees the Summer Hoosier Rural Preceptorship which immerses medical students in rural underserved communities in Indiana and Illinois.
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Rural Health Innovation Collaborative (RHIC)
Focuses on inter-professional education and training, improving rural healthcare access, and addressing healthcare workforce shortages in rural populations through a collaboration of 13 public and private academic, healthcare, government, and community-based organizations in Indiana. Sponsors the Rural Health Innovation Collaborative (RHIC) Simulation Center that provides educational opportunities for students and professionals interested in rural health.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Indiana (HUD)
Works to increase home ownership, support community development, and increase access to affordable housing. Provides information about HUD housing programs and local contacts for the state.
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Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center (UMTRC)
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 Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio.
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USDA Rural Development Indiana State Office
Works to improve the economy and quality of life in rural Indiana. Provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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Last Reviewed: 11/10/2020