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Tennessee 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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South Central Telehealth Resource Center (SCTRC)
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 Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.
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Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the University of Kentucky supporting and conducting research, and education to prevent occupational illness and injury, and improve the safety and health of agricultural workers and their families in the Southeast.
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Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC)
Strengthens the capacity of the region's 29 land-grant institutions to address critical contemporary rural development issues impacting the well-being, including health and social services, for people and communities in the rural South. Serves a 13 state area in the Southern region which includes TX, LA, AR, OK, AL, MS, GA, FL, KY, SC, NC, VA, and TN.
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Tennessee Area Health Education Center Program (AHEC)
Strives to improve the supply and distribution of health care professionals-with an emphasis on primary care-in urban and rural Tennessee. This website provides information on and contact details for each of the three regional AHECs in the state.
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Tennessee Association of Community Action
Works to empower local agencies through advocacy, training, and the provision of technical assistance to promote self-sufficiency and personal growth in the individuals, families and communities of Tennessee.
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Tennessee Department of Health
Works to improve the health of all Tennessee residents. Includes child nutrition and wellness, environmental health, health statistics, immunizations, rural health services, traumatic brain injury program, and vital records.
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Tennessee Department of Human Services
Provides human services for residents in Tennessee including food assistance, Families First (TANF), child support, child care services, community services block grant program, and rehabilitation services.
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Tennessee Hospital Association (THA)
Works to lead members in advocacy for and support of community-based hospitals and health systems and to assist them in delivering accessible, cost-effective, quality health services.
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Tennessee Office of Rural Health
Works to improve and enhance the accessibility, availability, and affordability of quality healthcare in Tennessee by creating a central focus and coordination of rural healthcare resources. A division of the Tennessee Department of Health.
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Tennessee Primary Care Association (TNPCA)
Commits to maximizing access to healthcare for all Tennesseans with emphasis on the medically underserved.
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Tennessee Public Health Association
Provides opportunities for health professionals in Tennessee representing diverse service areas to meet and share ideas in an effort to maintain high standards of quality in all aspects of public health.
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Tennessee Regional Extension Center (Qsource HIT Consulting)
Tennessee 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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Tennessee Rural Health Association (RHAT)
The Rural Health Association of Tennessee works to improve the policies and practices of health programs and services in Tennessee.
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Tennessee Rural Partnership (TRP)
Helps match primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, and behavioral health professionals with rural and underserved Tennessee communities in need of a healthcare provider.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Tennessee (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 Tennessee 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: 11/17/2014