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North Carolina Organizations

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
Supports economic and social development in all of West Virginia and parts of twelve other states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Includes grants and funding, research, data, and maps.
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MedServe
Trains, matches, and supports future physicians to become immersed in real-world fellowships in rural and other underserved community primary care settings in North Carolina.
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Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC)
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 Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware and North Carolina.
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North Carolina Area Health Education Center Program (AHEC)
Works to meet the North Carolina's health and health workforce needs through educational programs and information services. Provides information and contact details for each of the regional AHECs in the state.
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North Carolina Community Action Association (NCCAA)
Serves as an advocate for the poor in matters of public policy at the federal, state and local levels. Dedicated to helping the low income, disadvantaged, elderly and working poor citizens of North Carolina achieve economic self-sufficiency. Provides training and technical assistance.
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North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA)
Works to promote and support community-governed healthcare organizations and the populations they serve.
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North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Protects the public health, fosters self-reliance and helps the vulnerable. Provides human service needs for fragile populations like the mentally ill, deaf, blind and developmentally disabled, and helping people achieve economic independence.
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North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA)
Promotes improved community health status and delivery of quality healthcare through leadership, information, education, and advocacy in members' interests and for public benefit.
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North Carolina Office of Rural Health (ORH)
Provides technical assistance to small hospitals and community health centers in rural and medically underserved communities, recruits health care providers to work in rural and medically underserved communities, and provides grants for community health centers.
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North Carolina Public Health Association (NCPHA)
Works to improve the public's health through political advocacy, public awareness, professional development, and the interface between research and practice.
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North Carolina Rural Center
Develops, promotes, and implements sound economic strategies including resources to improve the quality of life for rural North Carolinians.
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North Carolina Rural Health Leadership Alliance (NCRHLA)
Network of leaders and healthcare providers representing rural health organizations and individuals in North Carolina working to improve health in the state through education and strategic partnerships. NCRHLA is recognized by the National Rural Health Association as North Carolina's state rural health association.
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North Carolina Rural Health Research Program (NC RHRP)
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Works to identify rural health problems through policy-relevant analyses, geographic and graphical presentation of data, and information dissemination. Focuses on federal insurance programs and healthcare delivery organizations and access.
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Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the University of Kentucky supporting and conducting research, and education to prevent occupational illness and injury, and improve the safety and health of agricultural workers and their families in the Southeast.
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Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP)
Helps rural communities in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida to improve community infrastructure, including water and wastewater treatment.
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Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC)
Strengthens the capacity of the region's 29 land-grant institutions to address critical contemporary rural development issues impacting the well-being, including health and social services, for people and communities in the rural South. Serves a 13 state area in the Southern region which includes TX, LA, AR, OK, AL, MS, GA, FL, KY, SC, NC, VA, and TN.
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The Duke Endowment
A charitable organization working to expand opportunities for vulnerable children, improve access to health care, increase access to higher education, and support rural churches primarily in North Carolina and South Carolina.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: North Carolina (HUD)
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 North Carolina State Office
Committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. Provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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Last Reviewed: 11/9/2017