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Ohio Organizations

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
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, 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 quality of life of underserved rural populations, especially those in the Appalachian region.
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Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO)
Informs Ohio health policy by forecasting health trends, analyzing key health issues, and communicating current research to policymakers, state agencies, and other decision-makers. Includes publications and tools.
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Integrating Professionals for Appalachian Children (IPAC)
Serves as a rural health network of professionals, consumers, and community agencies working 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 U.S. that works with extension professionals, researchers, and partners to enhance rural development outcomes. Serves a 12 state area in the North Central region which includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.
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Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA)
Works to help those in poverty or crisis and offers 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 Ohio residents. Represents community health centers in Ohio, including migrant, homeless, and public housing health centers. Serves as the Ohio Primary Care Association. Provides advocacy, education, training, and events for members.
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Ohio Department of Health (ODH)
Works to protect and improve the health of all Ohio residents. Consist of the Bureau of Environmental Health and Radiation Protection, Bureau of Infectious Diseases, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, Bureau of Public Health Laboratory, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Office of Health Improvement and Wellness, and others.
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Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS)
Offers programs regarding adoption, kinship, foster care, child care, child support, protective services, financial assistance, healthcare, food stamps, career counseling, education and training, assistance with finding a job, and information on unemployment compensation.
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Ohio Emergency Medical Services (Ohio EMS)
Responsible for the education, certification, and investigation of all emergency medical service (EMS) and fire service providers in the state of Ohio. Offers grants, training, education, and resources.
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Ohio Hospital Association (OHA)
Represents small and large hospitals, teaching facilities, and healthcare systems throughout Ohio. Offers advocacy, opportunities for education, conferences, and events for member hospitals. Focuses on patient safety and quality, economic sustainability, and hospital advocacy.
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Ohio Primary Care Office
Coordinates local, state, and federal resources to address healthcare workforce issues and improve the delivery of primary care in Ohio. Administers multiple workforce program, including: National Health Service Corps Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs, Ohio Physician Loan Repayment Program, Ohio Dentist and Dental Hygienist Loan Repayment Program, J-1 Visa Waiver Program, and Ohio Primary Care Workforce Initiative.
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Ohio Public Health Association (OPHA)
Works to improve health and reduce illness and chronic disease for Ohio residents. Supports continuing education, mentoring programs, and networking with public health leaders.
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Ohio State Office of Rural Health (Ohio SORH)
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.
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Ohio Statewide Area Health Education Center (OH AHEC)
Oversees the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) programs in Ohio that are located at seven medical colleges throughout the state and serve 88 counties.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Ohio (HUD)
Works to increase home ownership, support community development, and increase access to affordable housing. 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 (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 Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio.
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USDA Rural Development Ohio State Office
Works to improve the economy and quality of life in rural Ohio. Provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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Last Reviewed: 1/16/2019