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Pennsylvania 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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Center for Rural Pennsylvania
Works to maximize resources and strategies that can better serve the needs of Pennsylvania's rural residents.
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Center on Rural Education and Communities (CREC)
Located at Pennsylvania's State University's College of Education and works to conduct and support both research and outreach activities that address rural education and community-related issues in Pennsylvania.
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Community Action Association of Pennsylvania (CAAP)
Is a statewide association representing and assisting the 43 Community Action Agencies as they work to empower people, giving them the opportunity to gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed. CAAP is dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other as they move from poverty to self-sufficiency.
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Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP)
Is a statewide membership services organization that advocates for nearly 250 Pennsylvania acute and specialty care, primary care, subacute care, long-term care, home health, and hospice providers, as well as the patients and communities they serve.
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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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Northeast Center of Agricultural Safety and Health (NEC)
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health promoting health and safety research, education, and prevention activities in the high-risk areas of farming, commercial fishing and logging in the Northeast.
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Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development (NERCRD)
Focuses on rural issues including community and economic development, food systems, natural resources, and entrepreneurship. Serves Washington D.C. and a 12 state area in the Northeast: CT, DE, MA, NJ, NY, RI, PA, WV, NH, ME, MD, and VT.
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Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
Increases access to primary health care services through a training model of community-based health professions education.
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Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers (PACHC)
Is the state primary care association representing Federally Qualified Health Centers and other like-mission providers located in underserved areas throughout the Commonwealth.
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Pennsylvania Department of Health
The Department's mission is to promote healthy lifestyles, prevent injury and disease, and to assure the safe delivery of quality health care for all Commonwealth citizens.
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Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Mission is to promote, improve and sustain the quality of family life; break the cycle of dependency; promote respect for employees; protect and serve Pennsylvania's most vulnerable citizens; and manage our resources effectively.
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Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health
Works to improve the health of rural communities and their residents by compiling, analyzing, and disseminating information to policy makers. Also works to encourage partnerships and identify opportunities for collaboration and cooperation.
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Pennsylvania Public Health Association
Is a membership alliance working to promote the health of Pennsylvania residents through the advancement of sound public health policies and practice.
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Pennsylvania Rural Health Association
The Pennsylvania Rural Health Association serves as an advocate for rural health issues on a local, state, and federal level through cooperative efforts by their members. They provide access to resources and information and work to support the infrastructure of rural health in their communities.
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Quality Insights of Pennsylvania (Eastern and Western)
Pennsylvania State Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC) that helps health care providers become meaningful users of electronic health records by providing information and technical assistance.
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Resources for Communities and People Solutions (RCAP Solutions)
Works with communities of all sizes to address a broad range of needs to promote public, environmental and economic health.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Pennsylvania (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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University of Pittsburgh Center for Rural Health Practice
Works to engage researchers in rural health research and practice. Local communities serve as the testing grounds for national program models and for the development of rural health policy.
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USDA Rural Development Pennsylvania State Office
Committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. The Rural Development State Office provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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Last Reviewed: 6/28/2017