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Missouri Organizations

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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Delta Regional Authority (DRA)
A federal-state partnership serving 252 counties and parishes in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. Fosters local and regional partnerships that address economic and social challenges to strengthen the Delta economy and the quality of life for Delta residents.
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Heartland Telehealth Resource Center
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT). Assists healthcare organizations, healthcare networks, and healthcare providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. Includes Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
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Missouri Area Health Education Centers (MAHEC)
Oversees Missouri's 7 Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) located in the Northeast, Southeastern, Mid-Missouri, Southwest, Northwest, East Central, and West Central areas of Missouri. Supports the growth of Missouri's healthcare workforce.
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Missouri Association of Rural Health Clinics (MARHC)
Provides information specific to Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). Includes a map of RHCs in Missouri, legislative information, and additional resources.
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Missouri Community Action Network (Missouri CAN)
Consists of 19 community action agencies in Missouri that advocate for Missouri residents in poverty. Works to improve the overall health and well being of Missouri residents through efforts to address healthcare, child care, education, employment, transportation, housing and emergency assistance, and the weatherization assistance program.
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Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED)
Works to create an environment that encourages economic growth by supporting Missouri's businesses and industries, developing a skilled workforce, and strengthening communities. Offers incentives for physicians to relocate to Missouri's rural areas.
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Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Provides information on public health, healthy living, senior and disability services, emergency planning, and data and statistics for Missouri. Offers information on licensing and regulation of health related facilities and services including nursing homes, surgery centers, x-ray services, laboratory testing, hospitals, EMS, and more.
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Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS)
Provides numerous programs and services for children and families including family support, healthcare, domestic violence, medical assistance, and juvenile justice.
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Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH)
Serves 84 Missouri counties and the city of St. Louis. Provides information and grants to improve the health and safety of Missourians. Addresses and identifies healthcare needs in underserved populations of the region.
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Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center
Serves as the health information technology (HIT) regional extension center (REC) in Missouri. Assists healthcare providers to become meaningful users of electronic health records (EHRs) by providing information and technical assistance.
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Missouri Hospital Association (MHA)
Focuses on improving the health in communities throughout Missouri. Represents all acute-care hospitals in the state and offers continuing education programs. Seeks to educate the public and legislative representatives about healthcare issues in Missouri.
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Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (MORH)
Serves as the Missouri State Office of Rural Health (SORH). Helps communities provide access to healthcare services through community-based systems. Provides information on recruitment, loan repayment programs, and Missouri's Rural Health Clinics (RHCs).
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Missouri Primary Care Association (MPCA)
Works to promote primary healthcare to all residents of Missouri. Offers numerous programs to address the healthcare needs in the state, including an oral healthcare program at community health center dental clinics. Provides recruitment services for healthcare organizations in rural and underserved areas.
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Missouri Public Health Association (MPHA)
Works to advance the public health needs and issues in Missouri. Provides education, advocacy, and networking opportunities to public health professionals.
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Missouri Rural Health Association (MRHA)
Works to improve the health of rural Missourians. Serves members and offers education and training, news, and leadership on rural health issues.
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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: Missouri (HUD)
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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USDA Rural Development Missouri State Office
Works to improve the economy and quality of life in rural Missouri. Provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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Last Reviewed: 1/12/2021