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Minnesota Organizations

Apple Tree Dental
Provides needed care to vulnerable population groups and people with special access needs in Minnesota.
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Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS - CASH)
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health focusing on respiratory disease research, injury surveillance, and educational needs of farmers, including non-traditional farmers, their family members, and workers.
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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. Helps tribal communities and health professionals plan and perform research addressing the health issues of American Indians.
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Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation
Delta Dental of Minnesota’s mission is 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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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)
Dedicated 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
One stop shop where CHWs and CHW stakeholders work together to advance the profession of the CHW throughout Minnesota.
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Minnesota Dental Foundation
The 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)
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is Minnesota's designated economic development agency. The agency's programs promote businesses (recruitment, expansion, and retention), workforce development, and community development.
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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)
Provides technical assistance for clinics and hospitals, works to recruit and retain health professionals, and promotes access to quality health care for rural and underserved urban Minnesotans.
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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 older Minnesotans.
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Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA)
Represents hospitals' interests through advocacy and representation, as well as in educational programming, communications efforts, information resources and issue-area expertise.
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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)
Brings together diverse interests to address rural health issues and advocates for and with rural Minnesotans.
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National Rural Health Resource Center (NRHRC)
Provides technical assistance and information resources on performance Improvement, health Information technology, recruitment & retention, community health assessments, networking, strategic planning and leadership training. Rural Health Innovations (RHI), a subsidiary of the National Rural Health Resource Center, provides programs, activities, and resources that benefit the emerging market of healthcare in rural communities.
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Native Governance Center (NGC)
Assists tribal nations in strengthening their governance systems and ability to exercise their sovereignty. The organization's service area includes 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 nation. Works with extension professionals, researchers, and partners to enhance rural development outcomes. Serves a 12 state area in the North Central region which includes ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IL, IN, MI, and OH.
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Regional Extension Assistance Center for HIT: Minnesota and North Dakota (REACH)
Minnesota and North Dakota State Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC) that helps healthcare providers become meaningful users of electronic health records by providing information and technical assistance.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Minnesota
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 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, with primary areas of research focused on quality of care and quality improvement in rural areas.
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USDA Rural Development Minnesota 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: 7/31/2017