A&M Rural and Community Health Institute
A health extension center that promotes safe, effective health care practices, particularly for small community and rural facilities. Activities focus on education, policy, and research. Registered as a practice-based research network. Located at the Texas A&M Health Science Center.
Center for Quality Health IT Improvement
Works with Texas clinicians, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and small hospitals, providing services related to quality improvement, data analysis and reporting, and electronic health records (EHR) optimization. Part of the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics.
Offers resources, training, and technical assistance on rural opioid and stimulant use in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Southern Rural Development Center
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, of 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.
Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education
Seeks to improve health and safety of the agricultural, fishing, and forestry workforce in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas through research, education, and strategic partnerships.
Southwest Rural Health Research Center
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Offers expertise in health policy, health economics, long-term care, aging, health law, epidemiology and biostatistics, and chronic disease. Focuses on the needs of rural, underserved populations in Texas and nationwide.
Texas EMS Alliance
Membership organization representing emergency medical services (EMS) providers in Texas. Provides policy recommendations, educational opportunities, and more in support of EMS for the state.
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
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), and the Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
Texas Health Institute
Provides leadership to improve the health of Texans and their communities through education, research, and health policy development.
Texas Office of Border Public Health
Promotes and protects the health of border residents by reducing community and environmental health hazards along the Texas-Mexico border, in collaboration with U.S. and Mexican local communities, and state and federal entities.
Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals
Dedicated to addressing the issues unique to rural and community hospitals and recognizing their contributions to rural healthcare. Provides legislative and regulatory advocacy, specialized programs, publications, services and resources for rural and community hospitals.
Texas Primary Care Office
Supports healthcare access for rural and underserved areas in Texas by providing technical assistance and helping with healthcare provider recruitment and retention, evaluating shortage and underserved area designation data, and making J-1 Visa Waiver recommendations.
Texas Public Health Association
Nonprofit membership organization comprised of public
health professionals that works to improve the health and
safety of all Texans through leadership, education,
training, collaboration, mentoring, and advocacy.
Texas Rural Health Association
Membership organization that works to improve the health of
rural Texans. Made up of individuals and organizations
dedicated to providing leadership on rural health care
issues through advocacy, communication, and education.
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.
TexLa Telehealth Resource Center
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the
federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT).
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 in Texas and
TMF Health Quality Institute
A Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) working with patients, providers, and government agencies to improve the health of people in Arkansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Puerto Rico, Texas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
United States-México Border Health Commission
Provides international leadership to optimize quality of life and health along the U.S.-Mexico border. Comprised of the federal secretaries of health, the chief health officers of the 10 border states, and prominent community health professionals from both nations. Includes a directory of border state outreach offices.
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 for the state.