North Carolina Organizations
Appalachian Regional Commission
A regional economic development agency that represents a
partnership of federal, state, and local government.
Supports the economic and social development throughout
West Virginia and parts of 12 other states: Alabama,
Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North
Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee,
and Virginia. Includes grants and funding, research, data,
Community Health Worker Institute
Provides community health worker (CHW) training and curriculum development; job services; technical assistance for CHW integration, evaluation and payment model design in health systems; and return on investment studies in South Carolina and North Carolina.
Trains, matches, and supports future physicians to become
immersed in real-world fellowships in rural and other
underserved community primary care settings in North
Mid-Atlantic 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
Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia,
Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware, North Carolina, and the
District of Columbia.
North Carolina Community Action Association
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.
North Carolina Office of Rural Health
Provides technical assistance to small hospitals and community health centers in rural and medically underserved communities, recruits healthcare providers to work in these communities, and provides grants for community health centers.
North Carolina Rural Health Leadership Alliance
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.
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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.
Southern Rural Development Center
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, of 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.
The Duke Endowment
A charitable organization working to expand opportunities for vulnerable children, improve access to healthcare, increase access to higher education, and support rural churches, primarily in North Carolina and South Carolina.