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Formerly the
Rural Assistance Center


Louisiana Organizations

Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center (CLAHEC)
Works with healthcare professionals and local citizens in central and south central Louisiana to identify healthcare needs and develop programs to encourage healthcare professionals to practice in rural and underserved communities.
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EatMoveGrow (EMG)
Provides a variety of programs promoting health and a healthy environment for children and their families in rural, underserved elementary schools and communities in Southeast Louisiana.
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Louisiana Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health
Works to improve the health status of Louisiana residents in rural and underserved areas by working proactively to build community health systems' capacity to provide integrated, efficient and effective health care services. A division of Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals.
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Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (LA DHH)
Protects and promotes health to ensure access to medical, preventive, and rehabilitative services for all citizens of the State of Louisiana. Includes the offices of Aging & Adult Services, Developmental Disabilities, Public Health, Emergency Preparedness, Minority Health Access & Promotion and the Bureau of Primary Care & Rural Health.
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Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum
Louisiana 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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Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA)
Representing all types of hospitals and healthcare systems throughout the state. LHA is a not-for-profit association that carries out its mission by supporting its members through advocacy, education, and services.
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Louisiana Primary Care Association (LPCA)
Strives to achieve health care access for all and to eradicate health disparities to assure every Louisianan has affordable and regular primary health care services.
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Louisiana Public Health Association (LPHA)
Works to promote health in Louisiana by sponsoring, supporting, or enhancing statewide public health initiatives.
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Louisiana Public Health Institute
Promotes and helps improve the health and quality of life in Louisiana through public-private partnering at the community, parish and state levels.
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Louisiana Rural Health Association (LRHA)
Serves as a unified voice for the promotion of rural health care through advocacy, education, and leadership.
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Louisiana Rural Hospital Coalition
A coalition of rural hospitals in Louisiana in which membership is limited to hospitals of sixty beds or less and/or serving parishes with populations of 65,000 or fewer residents.
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Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC)
Works to improve the supply and distribution of the healthcare workforce through academic and community collaborations in rural and underserved areas.
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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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Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education (SW Center)
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the University of Texas Health Science Center, in Tyler, TX. established to conduct programs of research, prevention, intervention, education, and outreach to reduce occupational injuries and diseases among agricultural workers and their families.
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Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center (SWLAHEC)
Works to improve health by providing programs focused on recruiting and educating health professionals and health and wellness to the general public.
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TexLa Telehealth Resource Center
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 in Texas and Louisiana.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Louisiana (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 Louisiana 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: 4/26/2016