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Texas Organizations

CentrEast Regional Extension Center: Texas
One of four State Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC) serving Texas that helps health care providers become meaningful users of electronic health records by providing information and technical assistance.
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Gulf Coast Regional Extension Center: Texas (GCREC)
One of four State Health Information Technology Regional Extension Centers (RECs) serving Texas, providing information and technical assistance to help healthcare providers become meaningful users of electronic health records (EHRs).
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North Texas Regional Extension Center (NTREC)
One of four State Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC) serving Texas that helps health care providers become meaningful users of electronic health records by providing information and technical assistance.
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Rural and Community Health Institute (RCHI)
A health extension center that promotes safe, effective health care practices. Activities focus on education, policy, and research. Registered as a practice-based research network. Located at the Texas A&M Health Science Center.
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South Texas Area Health Education Center
Committed to improving the health status and quality of life for residents of South Texas by improving access to culturally competent and quality health care through preparation, composition, and distribution of the health professional workforce in the underserved and highly impoverished in 38 counties.
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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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Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education (SW Center)
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the University of Texas Health Science Center, in Tyler, TX. established to conduct programs of research, prevention, intervention, education, and outreach to reduce occupational injuries and diseases among agricultural workers and their families.
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Texas Area Health Education Center East
Works to improve the health of communities by developing a quality health workforce and helping address unmet health needs.
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Texas Association of Community Action Agencies, Inc. (TACAA)
A private nonprofit corporation created to provide a unified voice for Community Action Agencies in advocacy, policy, programmatic and legislative issues and innovative hunger relief programs affecting families and communities in the state of Texas.
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Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC)
A private, non-profit membership association that represents safety-net healthcare providers in Texas.
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Texas Association of Rural Health Clinics (TARHC)
Provides services and benefits to rural health clinics in the state including technical assistance, listing of clinics, educational opportunities, recruitment assistance, and more.
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Texas Department of State Health Services
An agency of the Texas Health and Human Services System. Includes EMS Trauma Systems.
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Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
Provides leadership and direction, and fosters the spirit of innovation needed to achieve an efficient and effective health and human services system for Texans. Oversees the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS), Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and the Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities.
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Texas Hospital Association (THA)
Advocate for Texas hospitals representing the interests of Texas hospitals and health systems.
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Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCHNet)
Dedicated to assisting general acute care hospitals of 150 beds and less by addressing the issues unique to rural and community hospitals and recognizing their contributions to rural health care. The organization provides legislative and regulatory advocacy, specialized programs, publications, services and resources for rural and community hospitals; and supports rural and community hospitals as the focal point for health care delivery in the community.
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Texas Public Health Association (TPHA)
Works to improve the health and safety of all Texans through leadership, education, training, collaboration, mentoring, and advocacy.
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Texas Rural Health Association (TRHA)
Works to improve the health of rural Texans. Composed of individuals and organizations dedicated to providing leadership on rural health care issues through advocacy, communication, and education.
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Texas State Office of Rural Health
Works with local health care providers, county leaders, and state partners to support access to quality health care for rural Texans. Assists rural health providers through a variety of programs including information and referral, assistance with medical license applications, grants and educational awards for individual clinicians, health care institutions, and other organizations.
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Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council
Engages in health planning activities that support the availability of healthcare services and healthcare facilities to all Texans.
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TexLa Telehealth Resource Center
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 in Texas and Louisiana.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Texas (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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United States-México Border Health Commission
Provides international leadership to optimize health and quality of life along the U.S.-Mexico border. Comprised of the federal secretaries of health, the chief health officers of the ten border states and prominent community health professionals from both nations. Includes a directory of border state outreach offices.
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USDA Rural Development Texas 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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West Texas Area Health Education Center
Addresses the health care provider shortage and improves health care access in West Texas through education and development of the health care workforce.
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West Texas Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (WTxHITREC)
One of four State Health Information Technology Regional Extension Centers (RECs) serving Texas, providing information and technical assistance to help healthcare providers become meaningful users of electronic health records (EHRs).
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Last Reviewed: 12/9/2016