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Utah Organizations

Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH)
Supports and represents member health centers. Works to increase access to healthcare for medically underserved populations in Utah. Serves as Utah's state Primary Care Association.
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Community Action Partnership of Utah (CAP Utah)
Works with and on behalf of Utah's nine local community action agencies to address the causes and effects of poverty in Utah. Brings together low-income individuals with public and private sector partners to identify local priorities and strategies for achieving measurable improvements in lives and communities.
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Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
Provides education, training, tools, and workforce development opportunities to community health centers in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
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Four Corners Telehealth Consortium
Serves as the health information technology (HIT) regional extension center (REC) for New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. Helps healthcare providers become meaningful users of electronic health records (EHR) by providing information and technical assistance.
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High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS)
Focuses on research, education, prevention, and intervention programs to improve the health and safety of individuals working in agriculture, forestry and fishing in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at Colorado State University.
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Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center (NRTRC)
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. Includes Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
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Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)
Helps rural communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming improve community infrastructure through housing, water, and wastewater program initiatives. Offers numerous services including loans for housing and environment.
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Rural Health Association of Utah (RHAU)
Provides advocacy to promote and enhance the quality of rural health through leadership, coalition building, education, policy, and legislation.
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Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC)
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. Includes Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Utah (HUD)
Works to increase home ownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing. Provides information about HUD housing programs and local contacts for the state.
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USDA Rural Development Utah State Office
Committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. Provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance for the state.
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Utah Area Health Education Centers (Utah AHEC)
Work to improve access to healthcare through education, with the ultimate goal of eliminating the shortage of healthcare professionals in rural and other medically underserved communities.
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Utah Center for Rural Health
Works to promote rural health in Utah through leadership, advocacy, coalition building, education, policy development, and legislation.
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Utah Department of Health (UDOH)
Protects the public's health by preventing avoidable illness, injury, disability, and premature death. Works to ensure access to affordable, quality healthcare and promotes healthy lifestyles in Utah.
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Utah Department of Human Services (DHS)
Promotes the health of Utah children, adults, and families. Consists of multiple divisions to provide support, treatment, and programs for Utah residents to improve their health and well being.
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Utah Health Policy Project (UHPP)
Develops sustainable healthcare solutions for underserved Utah residents. Work to build stakeholder collaborations to address Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) policy; Affordable Care Act (ACA) and health insurance marketplace policy; public outreach and education; and enrollment assistance.
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Utah Hospital Association (UHA)
Represents member hospitals and healthcare systems in Utah. Serves as an advocate in legislative healthcare issues for members and provides resources.
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Utah Medical Education Council (UMEC)
Works to ensure an adequate, well-trained clinical healthcare workforce to meet the needs of Utah citizens.
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Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health (Utah OPCRH)
Collects and disseminates information, provides technical assistance, coordinates rural health efforts, and supports efforts to improve recruitment and retention of health professionals.
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Utah Office of Rural Development
Dedicated to facilitating business growth and economic vitality in Utah's rural communities. Offers resources and programs for businesses to improve employment opportunities.
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Utah Public Health Association (UPHA)
Works to improve and promote the overall health of the residents of Utah by providing opportunities for collaboration, education, professional development, and advocacy.
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Western Rural Development Center (WRDC)
Participates in rural development research and extension projects cooperatively with universities in the West. Includes a rural health initiative. Serves a 13-state area: Washington, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho, Hawaii, California, Arizona, Alaska, Oregon, New Mexico, Montana, Colorado, and four U.S. Pacific Territories.
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Last Reviewed: 11/5/2018