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Montana Organizations

Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
Provides education, training, tools, and workforce development opportunities to community health centers in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
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Montana Area Health Education Center (MT AHEC)
Oversees five regional Montana Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) covering the Western, North Central, South Central, Eastern, and North Eastern regions of the state. Works to recruit, train, and retain healthcare professionals.
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Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS)
Works to improve and protect the health, well-being, and self reliance of all Montana residents.
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Montana Healthcare Foundation (MHCF)
Works to ensure access to quality, affordable healthcare services to Montana residents. Promotes evidence-based health education, research, and analysis surrounding health disparity issues in Montana.
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Montana Hospital Association (MHA)
Represents healthcare facilities throughout the state on Montana and works to improve the health status of Montana residents. Provides educations, membership, advocacy, and other services.
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Montana Mental Health Trust
Provides support for programs, services, and resources for the prevention, treatment, and management of serious mental illness in Montana's children and adults. Focuses on education, training for law enforcement, crisis intervention, peer-to-peer services, child mental health programs, and more.
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Montana Office of Rural Health (MORH)
Works to improve access to quality healthcare for rural Montana residents by providing leadership and resources to healthcare and community organizations. Focuses on recruitment and retention of health professionals into rural areas, provides technical assistance and coordinates rural health interests and activities across the state.
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Montana Primary Care Association (MPCA)
Works to serve Montana's medically underserved residents. Provides information on Montana's dental clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), primary care clinics, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), and patient centered medical homes.
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Montana Primary Care Office (MT PCO)
Works collaboratively with several other entities to increase access to primary and preventive healthcare services, and to improve the health status of underserved and vulnerable populations. Office is part of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.
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Montana Public Health Association (MPHA)
Works to promote, improve, and strengthen public health programs in Montana. Encourages active participation by health professionals and interested citizens. Provides networking and educational opportunities.
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Montana Rural Health Association (MRHA)
Promotes a healthy rural Montana by addressing issues of healthcare delivery, health professions education, public health education, health services, rural health research, and health policy.
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Montana Rural Health Initiative (RHI)
Works towards creating a network, linking community-based wellness and prevention programs throughout Montana. Managed through the Montana Office of Rural Health and Area Health Education Center.
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Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center (NRTRC)
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. 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 Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
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Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council (RMTLC)
Works to promote the health and common welfare of all American Indians and tribal communities in Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho.
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Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)
Helps rural communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming improve community infrastructure with initiatives that include housing, water, and wastewater programs. Offers numerous services including loans for housing and environment.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Montana
Works to increase homeownership, support community development, and increase access to affordable housing. Provides information about Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing programs and local contacts for the state.
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University of Montana: Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities (RIIC)
Provides resources and information on a variety of topics related to disabilities. Seeks to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities, especially those individuals living in Montana and other rural areas across the country.
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USDA Rural Development Montana State Office
Works to improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. Provides information on Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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Western Rural Development Center (WRDC)
Participates in rural development research and extension projects cooperatively with universities in the West. Includes a rural health initiative. Serves a 13-state area: Washington, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho, Hawaii, California, Arizona, Alaska, Oregon, New Mexico, Montana, Colorado, and four U.S. Pacific Territories.
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WWAMI Area Health Education Center Network (WWAMI AHEC)
Consists of a program office and six independent AHEC Centers in the five WWAMI states: Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. Works to alleviate shortages of health care personnel in medically underserved rural and urban areas.
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WWAMI Rural Health Research Center (WWAMI RHRC)
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Focuses on training and supply of rural healthcare providers, availability and quality of care for rural women and children, and access to high-quality care for vulnerable and minority rural populations. Based in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
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Last Reviewed: 9/12/2016