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Minnesota Organizations

Center for Rural Policy and Development
Provides policy information and evaluation on rural issues. Conducts research on rural perspectives to benefit the residents of Minnesota. Includes news, radio, and other resources.
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Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH)
Focuses on research, intervention, education, and outreach activities to meet the needs of farmers, including non-traditional farmers, their family members, and workers. A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health.
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Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health (CRCAIH)
Focuses on building tribal research infrastructure and transdisciplinary research teams in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota. Brings together tribal communities and health researchers from multiple disciplines to conduct research that addresses significant health disparities experienced by American Indians in the region.
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Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation
Works to improve the oral health of the people in Minnesota.
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Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center (gpTRAC)
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. Assists healthcare organizations, networks, and providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. Includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Nebraska.
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Medica Foundation
Medica is Minnesota's largest HMO, largest PPO, and leading nonprofit and independent provider of health plans. The Medica Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the corporation. The Foundation supports community-based programs that work to improve health and remove barriers to healthcare services.
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Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers (MNACHC)
Promotes the cost-effective delivery of affordable, quality primary health care services, with a special emphasis on meeting the needs of low-income and medically underserved populations. Represents the interests of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and other providers who offer comprehensive primary health care services on a sliding fee scale.
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Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs (MACMHP)
Works to improving quality through education, public policy advocacy and member services, provide leadership and service, improve service quality, and foster a unified voice for service providers and clients.
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Minnesota Community Action Partnership (MinnCAP)
Provides job training, job searches, and career development services, energy assistance and weatherization services, food shelves and nutrition programs, emergency housing and financial assistance, counseling, and crisis nursery services.
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Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance (MCHW Alliance)
Acts as one stop shop where community health workers (CHWs) and CHW stakeholders work together to advance the profession of the CHW throughout Minnesota.
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Minnesota Dental Foundation
Works to eliminate unmet oral health needs in the state by supporting programs that provide dental services to underserved populations, encouraging volunteerism within the profession, and promoting careers in dentistry.
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Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
Serves as the designated economic development agency and promotes businesses workforce development and community development, including recruitment, expansion, and retention.
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Minnesota Department of Health
Prepares for public health emergencies, ensures quality care in nursing homes and other health care facilities, improves the quality of health care and controlling rising costs, eliminates health disparities, and maintains basic responsibilities of public health, such as safe food and water, immunizations, newborn screening, disease prevention and control.
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Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC)
Promotes access to quality healthcare for all Minnesota residents. Works with policymakers, providers, and rural and underserved urban communities. Coordinates statewide healthcare workforce programs and provides technical assistance to healthcare facilities.
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Minnesota Department of Human Services
Helps people meet their basic needs by providing or administering health care coverage, economic assistance, and a variety of services for children, people with disabilities and elderly Minnesotans.
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Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA)
Represents hospitals' interests through advocacy and representation. Offers opportunities for educational programming, communications, information resources, and issue-area expertise.
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Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA)
Provides resources, education, and advocacy to support the science of psychology and its applications throughout Minnesota to address the public's welfare and mental health.
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Minnesota Public Health Association (MPHA)
Works to improve and promote the health of the residents of Minnesota by providing opportunities for collaboration, education, professional development, and advocacy.
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Minnesota Rural Health Association (MRHA)
Works to strengthen the health and well-being of rural Minnesota residents. Focuses on improving access to healthcare through leadership, advocacy, education, and collaboration.
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National Rural Health Resource Center (NRHRC)
Provides technical assistance and information resources addressing the transition to value and population health, collaboration and partnership, performance improvement, health information technology, and workforce. Rural Health Innovations (RHI), a subsidiary of the National Rural Health Resource Center, enhances the health of rural communities by providing products and services with a focus on excellence and innovation.
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Native Governance Center (NGC)
Assists tribal nations in strengthening their governance systems and ability to exercise their sovereignty. Serves 23 Native nations in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota.
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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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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Minnesota
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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University of Minnesota Extension
Works to create a stronger Minnesota through extension education and research to improve economic, social and environmental conditions in Minnesota.
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University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Conducts research and disseminates information, focusing on access to and quality of healthcare and population health outcomes.
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USDA Rural Development Minnesota State Office
Works to improve the economy and quality of life in rural Minnesota. Provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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Last Reviewed: 1/22/2019