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Utah Organizations

Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH)
Supports and represents its member organizations and works to increase access to health care for medically underserved populations in Utah.
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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. The model of community action 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)
works to unite health centers in an advocacy and mutual support network of community-based providers of primary care and related services for underserved communities in the Mountain and Plains states.
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Four Corners Telehealth Consortium
Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC) for New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado that helps health care providers become meaningful users of electronic health records by providing information and technical assistance.
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High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS)
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at Colorado State University that focuses on research, education, and prevention/intervention programs that will 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.
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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 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 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 with initiatives that include housing, water and wastewater programs. Offers numerous services including loans for housing and environment.
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Rural Health Association of Utah (RHAU)
Provides a unified voice to promote and enhance the quality of rural health through leadership, advocacy, coalition building, education, and to affect 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 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 Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Utah (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 Utah 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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Utah Area Health Education Centers (Utah AHEC)
Seeks 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
Protects the public's health through preventing avoidable illness, injury, disability and premature death; assuring access to affordable, quality health care; and promoting healthy lifestyles.
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Utah Department of Human Services (DHS)
Mission is to keep children, adults, and families safe from harm in safe supportive communities, to promote stable living arrangements for children, to maximize consumer independence and self-sufficiency, to see that the consumer quality of life is improved, maintain the public's trust, and provide quality service.
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Utah Health Policy Project
A resource for the public, community leaders, businesses, health care providers and policy makers interested in strengthening the health care system while working to develop visionary and systemic solutions to the crisis of the uninsured and underinsured.
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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 its members, as well as a resource for information.
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Utah Medical Education Council (UMEC)
The mission of the Council is to assure that Utah has an adequate, well-trained clinical healthcare workforce to meet the needs of the citizens of the state and the region.
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Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
Collects and disseminates information, provides technical assistance, coordinates rural health interests statewide, 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.
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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 (outreach) projects cooperatively with universities in the West. Includes a rural health initiative. Serves a 13 state area (WA, UT, WY, NV, ID, HI, CA, AZ, AK, OR, NM, MT, and CO) and 4 U.S. Pacific Territories.
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Last Reviewed: 10/10/2016