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Oregon Organizations

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB)
Works to assist Northwest tribes to improve the health status and quality of life of member tribes and Indian people in their delivery of culturally appropriate and holistic healthcare. A Native American Research Center on Health site.
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Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA)
Serves community and migrant health centers in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington by providing education, training, workforce development, community health improvement, and business model services for organization members.
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Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center (NRTRC)
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 Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
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Oregon Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)
Works to improve the education, training, and distribution of healthcare professionals in rural and underserved areas throughout Oregon.
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Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS)
A statewide, nonprofit trade association that works closely with local and national government leaders, business and citizen coalitions, and other professional healthcare organizations to improve community health and enhance Oregon's healthcare industry.
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Oregon Dental Association (ODA)
Works to promote the dental profession and the highest standards of oral health and oral healthcare. Provides members continuing education and advocacy.
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Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS)
Principal agency for helping Oregonians achieve wellbeing and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity, especially for those least able to help themselves. Includes the Office of Equity and Multicultural Services, Office of Developmental Disability Services, and a section on Aging and People with Disabilities.
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Oregon Graduate Medical Education Consortium (OGMEC)
In response to the growing shortage of primary care physicians in rural and underserved areas, the Oregon Graduate Medical Education Consortium is a group of hospitals, physician groups, health systems, and medical schools that have come together with the mission of creating primary care residency programs in Oregon hospitals and other institutions outside of the Portland Metro area.
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Oregon Health Authority (OHA)
Supports the healthcare system in Oregon by: improving health; focusing on the quality, reliability, and availability of healthcare; and working to lower or contain healthcare costs. Includes the Office of Addictions and Mental Health Services, Office of Health Information Technology, and the Public Health Division.
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Oregon Office of Rural Health
Works to improve the quality, availability, and accessibility of health care for rural Oregonians. Offers assistance to hospitals, clinics, and communities to strengthen the rural health care delivery system. Provides technical assistance to rural communities, recruits health care providers, and serves as a clearinghouse for information and data on rural health issues.
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Oregon Primary Care Association
A nonprofit member association, provides advocacy on public policy and assistance to members in order to help decrease health disparities and increase access to comprehensive health care for low income and vulnerable people in Oregon.
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Oregon Public Health Association (OPHA)
Works to improve and promote the overall health of the residents of Oregon by providing opportunities for collaboration, education, professional development, and advocacy.
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Oregon Rural Health Association (ORHA)
Promotes high quality, accessible and financially sustainable healthcare to serve rural Oregon. Promotes and advocates for rural health, serves as a unified voice for rural health in the state, and encourages the development of appropriate health resources for rural Oregon.
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Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN)
Works in partnership with communities and practitioners to improve the health of rural populations in Oregon through health research and promotion.
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Oregon State University Rural Studies Program
Studies multi-disciplinary issues and policy analysis about the challenges facing rural communities. Supports the Sustainable Rural Communities Initiative.
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Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (PNASH)
Conducts research and promotes best health and safety practices producers and workers in farming, fishing and forestry in the Pacific Northwest. NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the University of Washington.
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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 with initiatives that include housing, water, and wastewater programs. Offers numerous services including loans for housing and environment.
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Telehealth Alliance of Oregon (TAO)
Promotes access to affordable, quality healthcare and supports the advancement of telehealth knowledge, practice, and policy in Oregon.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Oregon (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 Oregon State Office
Works to improve the economy and quality of life in rural Oregon. Provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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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: 11/7/2016