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Virginia Organizations

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
Supports economic and social development in all of West Virginia and parts of twelve other states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Includes grants and funding, research, data, and maps.
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Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC)
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 Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware and North Carolina.
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Rural Health Initiative Program
Based at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia, this program focuses on improving health care for Veterans in rural areas through outreach and communication. It also partners with local health care providers and community leaders to ensure eligible Veterans receive all of their benefits.
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Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the University of Kentucky supporting and conducting research, and education to prevent occupational illness and injury, and improve the safety and health of agricultural workers and their families in the Southeast.
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Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP)
Helps rural communities in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida to improve community infrastructure, including water and wastewater treatment.
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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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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Virginia (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 Virginia 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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Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (VAFCC)
Membership organization that provides training and technical assistance, research, resource development and advocacy to free clinics throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads (VAVRS)
Dedicated to Virginia's volunteer rescue squads and other agencies providing rescue and pre-hospital care. Offers information, news, training, and a calendar of events related to rescue and pre-hospital care.
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Virginia Community Action Partnership (VACAP)
State association of Virginia’s non-profit private and public community action agencies that work to fight poverty and build self-sufficiency for strong families and communities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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Virginia Community Healthcare Association (VCHA)
Assists Virginia's communities and organizations to improve access to primary health care through private nonprofit community-based systems of care.
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Virginia Cooperative Extension
An educational outreach program that brings the resources of Virginia's land grant universities, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University into the communities. Focus areas include: agriculture ad natural resources, family and consumer science, 4-H youth development, and community viability.
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Virginia Department of Health (VDH)
Works to achieve and maintain optimum personal and community health in Virginia by emphasizing health promotion, disease prevention and environmental protection.
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Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
Works to make Virginia's communities safe, affordable, and prosperous places in which to live, work and do business.
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Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS)
Provides assistance to citizens of Virginia through programs that address poverty, abuse and neglect, and achieving self-sufficiency.
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Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority (VHWDA)
This state-wide website provides information on and contact details for each of the eight regional AHECs in the state as well as information on healthcare careers, professional development and workforce development facts and strategies.
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Virginia HIT Regional Extension Center
Virginia State Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC) that helps health care providers become meaningful users of electronic health records by providing information and technical assistance.
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Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA)
Contains member health systems and hospitals, representing community, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals throughout Virginia. Their mission is to improve the health status of the communities they serve.
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Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA)
Virginia's mortgage finance agency that works to help low- and moderate-income Virginians attain quality, affordable housing.
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Virginia Rural Health Association (VRHA)
Strives to improve the health of Virginia's rural residents by providing care, and planning for the delivery of care and health care services.
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Virginia Rural Health Resource Center (VRHRC)
Provides technical assistance, facilitates rural health research, and collaborates with various public and private organizations to identify and address rural health issues in Virginia. Website offers access to the Virginia Rural Health Data Portal.
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Virginia State Office of Rural Health
Collects and disseminates information; provides technical assistance; helps coordinate rural health interests state-wide; and supports efforts to improve recruitment and retention of health professionals.
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Virginia Telehealth Network (VTN)
Works to advance the adoption, implementation and integration of telehealth and related technologies into models of healthcare statewide.
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Last Reviewed: 7/18/2017