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Massachusetts Organizations

Massachusetts Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
Addresses the concern of health disparities in the Commonwealth with a focus on health workforce development.
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Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP)
The Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP) is a statewide association of the 25 Community Action Agencies (CAAs) operating in Massachusetts.
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Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development
Offers programs, housing and funding to communities to serve those with low to moderate incomes.
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Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Serves all the people in the Commonwealth, particularly the underserved, and promotes healthy people, healthy families, healthy communities and healthy environments through compassionate care, education and prevention.
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Massachusetts Healthcare Workforce Center
Monitors trends in access to primary healthcare and behavioral health providers in Massachusetts by reviewing and collecting data, identifying underserved areas, addressing healthcare workforce shortages through recruitment and retention incentives, and makes recommendations to the state government for policy and regulatory changes.
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Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA)
A voluntary, not-for-profit organization comprised of hospitals and health systems, related organizations, and other members with a common interest in promoting the health of the people of the Commonwealth.
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Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
Serves as an information source on community-based health care to policymakers, opinion leaders and the media and provides a wide range of technical assistance to its members and communities.
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Massachusetts Office of Community Health Workers
An office of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health working to improve health outcomes among vulnerable populations by providing programs and resources that strengthen CHW workforce development.
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Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services
Works to improve the health of Massachusetts residents. Departments include behavioral health, disability services, family services and more.
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Massachusetts Office of Rural Health
A component of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health which collects and disseminates information on rural health; coordinates resources and activities within rural communities; provides technical assistance for planning and development; strengthens local, state, and federal partnerships; and administers the Massachusetts Rural Hospital Flex and the SHIP programs.
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Massachusetts Primary Care Office
The Bureau of Family and Community Health supports a number of programs and activities designed to promote the availability of affordable, high quality systems of primary health care throughout the Commonwealth.
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Massachusetts Public Health Association
Is a statewide membership organization of people working to protect the health and safety of all the Commonwealth's residents.
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Massachusetts Regional Extension Center
Massachusetts 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: Massachusetts (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 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: 5/15/2017