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Rhode Island Organizations

Angel Flight East
Provides free, volunteer-based, non-emergency air transportation to medical treatment for people who lack access to transportation for financial or medical reasons. Services communities in 14 northeastern states and provides flights up to 1,000 miles.
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Hospital Association of Rhode Island (HARI)
Assists member hospitals in effectively meeting the healthcare needs of Rhode Islanders through advocacy, representation, education, and services. Also, ensures the concerns and perspectives of members are heard and addressed in state and national health policy development.
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New England Rural Health Association (NERHA)
Serves as the rural health association for Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. A forum for promoting healthy rural communities and solutions to the unique health challenges facing rural New England.
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Northeast Center for 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: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Hampshire, Maine, Maryland, and Vermont.
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Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC)
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT). Assists healthcare organizations, networks, and providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. Includes Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York.
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Northern Rhode Island Area Health Education Center (nriAHEC)
Provides recruitment, retention, and continuing education strategies to the providers and agencies which serve the most vulnerable of northern Rhode Island's citizens.
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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 in order to promote public, environmental and economic health.
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Rhode Island Community Action Association (RICAA)
Trade association for a statewide network of Community Action Associations, which are the safety net for economically disadvantaged and working poor families.
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Rhode Island Department of Health
The primary mission is to prevent disease, and to protect and promote the health and safety of the people of Rhode Island.
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Rhode Island Department of Human Services
Offers services for families, adults, children, the elderly, those with disabilities and veterans in Rhode Island.
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Rhode Island Health Center Association (RIHCA)
Works to improve the quality and delivery of primary healthcare in Rhode Island, particularly for indigent and underserved people.
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Rhode Island Office of Primary Care and Rural Health (OPCRH)
An office of the Division of Policy, Information and Communications under the Rhode Island Department of Health addressing health disparities created by a lack of access to quality healthcare due to financial, cultural, and geographic barriers.
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Rhode Island Public Health Association (RIPHA)
Promotes public health policy and public health practice in Rhode Island. Provides members an opportunity to network and collaborate with other public health professionals and leaders.
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Rhode Island Public Health Institute (RIPHI)
Works to solve public health challenges through research, best practices, and community engagement to develop, test, and share program and policy solutions to improve population health within the state of Rhode Island.
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Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI)
Advances health and care transformation to improve the quality, safety, and value of healthcare in Rhode Island. Facilitates improvements to enhance care coordination, reduce medical errors and waste, and support quality assurance.
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Southern Rhode Island Area Health Education Center (sriAHEC)
Provides recruitment, retention, and continuing education strategies to the providers and agencies which serve the most vulnerable of southern Rhode Island's citizens.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Rhode Island (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 State Office: Rhode Island
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: 2/3/2021