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Ohio 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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Appalachian Rural Health Institute (ARHI)
Serves as an interdisciplinary health services and research institute at Ohio University. Works to improve the health status and related quality of life of underserved rural populations, especially those in the Appalachian region.
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Integrating Professionals for Appalachian Children (IPAC)
Serves as a rural health network of professionals, consumers, and community agencies working collaboratively to improve the physical and mental health of children and families in southeast Ohio.
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North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD)
One of four regional rural development centers in the nation. Works with extension professionals, researchers, and partners to enhance rural development outcomes. Serves a 12 state area in the North Central region which includes ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IL, IN, MI, and OH.
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Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA)
Offers programs to help those in poverty or crisis. Includes programs on workforce development, adult education, transportation, home buyer and rental assistance, weatherization and energy assistance, food pantries, summer lunch programs, and health screenings.
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Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC)
Works to ensure equal access to healthcare for all Ohioans. Represents community health centers (CHCs) in Ohio, including migrant, homeless, and public housing health centers that operate more than 100 primary care sites statewide. Serves as the Ohio Primary Care Association.
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Ohio Department of Health (ODH)
Works to protect and improve the health of all Ohioans. Comprised of numerous divisions including Access to Health Services, Community Health Care Facilities, Dental Health, Health Professional Shortage Areas, Medically Underserved Areas, Loan Repayment Program, Primary Area, and Rural Health.
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Ohio Emergency Medical Services (ODPSEMS)
Responsible for the education, certification, and investigation of all emergency medical service and fire service providers in the state of Ohio.
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Ohio Hospital Association (OHA)
Represents small and large hospitals, teaching facilities, and healthcare systems throughout Ohio.
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Ohio Primary Care Office
Coordinates local, state, and federal resources to address healthcare workforce issues and delivery of primary care services throughout Ohio.
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Ohio Public Health Association (OPHA)
Works to improve health and reduce illness and chronic disease for the residents of the state of Wisconsin. Supports continuing education, mentoring programs, and networking with public health leaders.
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Ohio State Office of Rural Health (OHSORH)
Works to strengthen rural healthcare delivery systems across Ohio. Coordinates rural health initiatives statewide by collecting rural health information, coordinating resources, providing technical assistance, and encouraging recruitment and retention. Includes a rural health listserv.
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Ohio Statewide Area Health Education Center (OH AHEC)
Oversees the AHEC programs in Ohio, which are located at seven medical colleges throughout the state, serving 88 counties.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Ohio (HUD)
Works to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing. The HUD Ohio state office provides information about HUD housing programs and local contacts for the state.
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Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center (UMTRC)
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 Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio.
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USDA Rural Development Ohio State Office
Committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. The Rural Development State Office in Ohio provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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Last Reviewed: 7/31/2017