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Nevada Organizations

Nevada Area Health Education Centers
Bridges community and academic health programs to increase access to quality health care, with a focus on improving the supply and distribution of health care professionals and providing continuing education and technical assistance.
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Nevada Community Action Association (NCAA)
A statewide group created to implement programs and activities that seek to eliminate poverty and improve Nevada's communities. Provides training, technical assistance, and collaborative partnering for Nevada Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) recipients.
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Nevada Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHS)
Promotes the health and well-being of Nevadans through the delivery or facilitation of essential services to promote public health, strengthen families, and help individuals achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency. Includes the Office of Minority Health, Office of Suicide Prevention and the Division of Public Health and Mental Health.
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Nevada Health Planning and Primary Care Office
Supports healthcare in rural and underserved areas of Nevada through overseeing federal shortage designations, the Primary Care Advisory Council, and more. Also acts as the liaison for the National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps programs
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Nevada Hospital Association (NHA)
Statewide membership organization representing and advocating on behalf of Nevada's hospitals and other health-related agencies.
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Nevada Primary Care Association (NVPCA)
Serves health centers and community health providers in Nevada to help them provide quality healthcare in rural and underserved areas of the state.
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Nevada Public Health Association (NPHA)
Works to improve and promote the overall health of the residents of Nevada by providing opportunities for collaboration, education, professional development, and advocacy.
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Nevada Rural Hospital Partners (NRHP)
An alliance of small and rural hospitals in Nevada. Designated Nevada Critical Access Network, providing services supporting the Nevada Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Nevada Flex Program).
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Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA)
A public housing authority that administers affordable housing programs for rural Nevada.
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Nevada State Office of Rural Health
Provides technical assistance activities to rural communities through workshops, dissemination of information, and recruitment and retention of health care practitioners. A division of the Center for Education and Health Services Outreach at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
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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 through housing, water, and wastewater program initiatives. Offers numerous services including loans for housing and environment.
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Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC)
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 Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Nevada
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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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: VA Sierra Pacific Network
Consists of 21 healthcare networks operated nationwide. Includes sites of care located in northern Nevada, central/northern California, Hawaii, and the Pacific Rim including Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, and the Philippines.
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USDA Rural Development Nevada 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 for the state.
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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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Last Reviewed: 10/31/2016