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Montana Organizations

Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
works to unite health centers in an advocacy and mutual support network of community-based providers of primary care and related services for underserved communities in the Mountain and Plains states.
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Montana and Wyoming Regional Extension Center
Montana and Wyoming 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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Montana Area Health Education Center (MT AHEC)
Oversees the four regional Montana AHECs which are South Central, Western, North Central, and Eastern. 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 Montanans through its various divisions.
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Montana Hospital Association (MHA)
An organization representing the interests of healthcare facilities throughout the state on Montana with a goal of improving the health status of community members. Includes acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, Critical Access Hospitals, home health and hospice agencies, psychiatric facilities, and others.
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Montana Mental Health Trust
Supports programs and services for the prevention, treatment, and management of serious mental illness in Montana's children and adults.
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Montana Office of Rural Health (MORH)
Dedicated to improving access to quality healthcare for rural Montana by providing collaborative leadership and resources to healthcare and community organizations. Collects and disseminates information within the state, improves recruitment and retention of health professionals into rural areas, provides technical assistance to attract more federal, state, and foundation funding for rural health, 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. Includes information on Montana's dental clinics, FQHCs, RHCs, primary care clinics, health professional shortage areas, and patient centered medical homes.
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Montana Primary Care Office (MT PCO)
Part of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. Works collaboratively with several entities to increase access to primary and preventative health care, and to improve the health status of underserved and vulnerable populations.
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Montana Public Health Association (MPHA)
Works to promote, improve, and strengthen public health programs. Encourages active participation by health professionals and interested citizens. Provides networking and educational opportunities.
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Montana Rural Health Association (MRHA)
Works to improve the health of rural Montanans by bringing stakeholders together and addressing issues related to healthcare delivery, education, research, and 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 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 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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Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities (RIIC)
Works to improve the quality of life and satisfaction of people living with disabilities in rural communities, their families, and those who support them. Primary focus is on residents of Montana.
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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. The HUD state office provides information about HUD housing programs and local contacts for the state.
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USDA Rural Development Montana 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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Western Rural Development Center (WRDC)
Participates in rural development research and extension (outreach) projects cooperatively with universities in the West. Includes a rural health initiative. Serves a 13 state area (WA, UT, WY, NV, ID, HI, CA, AZ, AK, OR, NM, MT, and CO) and 4 U.S. Pacific Territories.
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WWAMI Area Health Education Center Network (WWAMI AHEC)
WWAMI AHEC Program consists of the program office, and six independent AHEC Centers in the five WWAMI states: Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, 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