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Texas Organizations

A&M Rural and Community Health Institute (ARCHI)
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.
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Gulf Coast Regional Extension Center: Texas (GCREC)
One the 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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Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
Supports and promotes mental health and well-being in communities throughout Texas.
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South Texas Area Health Education Centers (ST-AHEC)
Committed to improving the health status and quality of life for residents of South Texas by improving access to culturally competent and quality healthcare through preparation, composition, and distribution of the health professional workforce in South Texas' rural and underserved areas.
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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, 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.
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Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education (SW Center)
Mission is to improve the safety and health of agricultural, forestry and fishing workers through research, intervention and education projects to build and develop a network of partners representing the diversity of the workforce and the range of agricultural production in the region.
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Texas A&M Regional Extension Center
One the 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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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 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. Designated as the state's primary care association.
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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 (DSHS)
An agency of the Texas Health and Human Services System. Includes EMS Trauma Systems.
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Texas EMS Alliance (TEMSA)
Membership organization representing emergency medical services (EMS) providers in Texas. Provides policy recommendations, educational opportunities, and more in support of EMS for the state.
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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), and the Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
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Texas Health Institute (THI)
Provides leadership to improve the health of Texans and their communities through education, research, and health policy development.
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Texas Hospital Association (THA)
Represents the interests of Texas hospitals and health systems.
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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 communities and U.S. and Mexican local, state, and federal entities.
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Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH)
Dedicated to addressing the issues unique to rural and community hospitals and recognizing their contributions to rural health care. Provides legislative and regulatory advocacy, specialized programs, publications, services and resources for rural and community hospitals.
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Texas Primary Care Office (TPCO)
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.
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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 (TexLa)
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. 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 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 quality of life and health 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 for the state.
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West Texas Area Health Education Center
Addresses the health care provider shortage and improves healthcare access in West Texas through education and development of the healthcare workforce.
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West Texas Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (WTxHITREC)
One of the 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