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Kentucky Organizations

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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Community Action Kentucky (CAK)
Works to build and strengthen the network of Kentucky's Community Action Agencies resulting in the improvement in the lives of the people they serve.
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Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK)
Provides education, research, and assistance related to economic, health, agriculture and community development to communities and organizations in Kentucky. Includes county level reports on the economic impact of the local healthcare system.
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Frontier Rural Innovations Network
A national practice-based research network focused on the improvement of the frontier and rural healthcare delivery process. Based in Kentucky.
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Kentucky Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)
Works to improve the recruitment, distribution and retention of health care professionals (particularly in Primary Care) in medically underserved areas of Kentucky. Their website provides information on and contact details for each of the eight regional AHECs in the state.
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Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Home to most of the state's health and human services and programs including the offices of Aging & Independent Living, Children with Special Needs, Public Health, Child Care and Health Equity.
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Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA)
Represents hospitals, related health care organizations, and integrated health care systems dedicated to sustaining and improving the health status of the citizens of Kentucky.
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Kentucky Medical Association (KMA)
A professional organization of physicians in Kentucky working towards physician advocacy and affordable, accessible health care delivery.
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Kentucky Primary Care Association (KPCA)
Determines and promotes the mutual interests of its members with a mission of promoting access to comprehensive, community-oriented primary health care services for the underserved.
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Kentucky Public Health Association (KPHA)
Promotes healthy communities through education, leadership, and commitment to excellence, and confronts critical issues relating to legislation at the local, regional, and state level.
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Kentucky Regional Extension Center (KY REC)
Kentucky 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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Kentucky Rural Health Association (KRHA)
Educates providers and consumers on rural health issues and advocates actions by private and public leaders to assure equitable access to health care for rural Kentuckians.
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Kentucky State Office of Rural Health
Partners with hospitals, community organizations, and non-profit groups, in promoting health care in rural Kentucky. Part of the Center of Excellence in Rural Health run by the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
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Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC)
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 Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware and North Carolina.
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Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Focuses on underserved rural areas of the U.S., including the predominantly white Appalachia region, predominantly African American Mississippi Delta region, and heavily Hispanic areas of the West.
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Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the University of Kentucky supporting and conducting research, and education to prevent occupational illness and injury, and improve the safety and health of agricultural workers and their families in the Southeast.
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Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC)
Strengthens the capacity of the region's 29 land-grant institutions to address critical contemporary rural development issues impacting the well-being, including health and social services, for people and communities in the rural South. Serves a 13 state area in the Southern region which includes TX, LA, AR, OK, AL, MS, GA, FL, KY, SC, NC, VA, and TN.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Kentucky (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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University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health
Created to address the unique and growing problems of rural health. They offer health professions education, health policy research, health care service and community engagement.
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University of Kentucky Institute for Rural Health Policy (IRHP)
Conducts rural health-related policy research to inform health practitioners, managers, and policymakers in Kentucky.
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USDA Rural Development Kentucky 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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Last Reviewed: 9/30/2015