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Maryland 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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Chesapeake Regional Information System for Our Patients: Maryland (CRISP)
Maryland 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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Maryland Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
Improves the health status of Marylanders through community educational partnerships that foster a commitment to enhancing healthcare access in the rural and urban underserved areas of the state.
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Maryland Department of Health (MDH)
Works to improve the health of all Maryland residents. Four major divisions include Public Health Services, Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Health Care Financing.
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Maryland Department of Human Resources
We will aggressively pursue opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide prevention services, and protect vulnerable children and adults.
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Maryland Hospital Association (MHA)
Helps Maryland hospitals and health systems serve their communities by providing them leadership, advocacy, education, and programs and services.
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Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems
A statewide network that includes volunteer and career EMS providers, medical and nursing personnel, communications, transportation systems, trauma and specialty care centers and emergency departments.
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Maryland Office of Rural Health
Collects and disseminates information within the state, coordinates rural health interests and activities across the state, and provides technical assistance to attract more federal, state, and foundation funding for rural communities.
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Maryland Public Health Association
Works to improve public health in Maryland through education and advocacy. Priority areas include increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentary lifestyles for all Marylanders and reducing or eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities.
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Maryland Rural Development Corporation
Promotes self-sufficiency in low-income families and builds strong, sustainable communities throughout rural Maryland. Operates Head Start centers, provides counseling and assistance in landlord/tenant relations, provides foreclosure prevention information, and works with local governments to provide safe water.
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Maryland Rural Health Association (MRHA)
Educates and advocates for the optimal health of Maryland's rural communities and their residents. A member organization comprised of local health departments, hospitals, community health centers, area health education centers, health professionals, and community members in rural areas throughout Maryland.
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Mid-Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers (MACHC)
Works to provide health care services to the medically underserved and uninsured in Maryland and Delaware. MACHC is built on delivering accessible, affordable, cost effective and quality primary health care to those in need in rural and urban communities.
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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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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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Rural Maryland Council (RMC)
Brings together citizens, community-based organizations, federal, state, county and municipal government officials as well as representatives of the for-profit and nonprofit sectors to collectively address the needs of Rural Maryland communities.
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Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP)
Helps rural communities in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida to improve community infrastructure, including water and wastewater treatment.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Maryland
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 Maryland 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: 8/25/2017