Eastern Washington Area Health Education Center
Advocates health and wellness for rural, underserved, and at-risk populations through research, education, and community development. Works to increase the pipeline of healthcare professionals, conducts a needs assessment for continuing education of healthcare professionals, and supports recruitment and placement in rural and underserved regions of Washington.
Northwest Regional Primary Care Association
Serves community and migrant health centers in Alaska,
Idaho, Oregon, and Washington by providing education,
training, workforce development, community health
improvement, and business model services for organization
Northwest Regional 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. Includes
Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and
Rural Community Assistance Corporation
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.
The Health Workforce Sentinel Network
Links the healthcare sector with workforce planners, policymakers, and educators, to identify emerging skills and roles required by employers. An initiative of Washington's Health Workforce Council, conducted by Washington's Workforce Board and the University of Washington's Center for Health Workforce Studies.
Washington Academy of Family Physicians
Supports family practice physicians in the state of
Washington. Provides members leadership, advocacy,
professional development opportunities, and resources to
improve the delivery of healthcare for residents in the
state of Washington.
Washington Health Care Association
Represents assisted living and skilled nursing facilities
in Washington state. Promotes quality long-term healthcare
and services while serving as an advocate for providers,
staff, patients, and residents.
Washington Rural Health Collaborative
Consists of a rural network of 15 Critical Access Hospitals
(CAHs), all separately governed and predominantly serving
the rural areas of Washington State. Offers staff
education, healthcare compliance, and healthcare quality
projects to help members achieve high-quality healthcare
Washington State Community Action Partnership
A partnership of all Community Action Agencies in the state
of Washington serving all 39 Washington counties providing
assistance to reduce poverty and revitalize low-income
communities. Empowers low-income families and individuals
in rural and urban areas, and migrant or seasonal farm
workers to become self-sufficient.
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
Statewide, integrated department of high-performing programs working in partnership to help transform lives. Includes the Developmental Disability Administration, the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration, the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, and others.
Washington State Health Care Authority
Oversees several healthcare programs in Washington state,
including Medicaid, the Washington Prescription Drug
Program (WPDP), Tribal Affairs, the Washington Statewide
Clinical Data Repository, Accountable Communities of Health
(ACH), and a behavioral health and recovery program
integrated with Medicaid.
Washington State Hospital Association
A membership organization representing Washington's
community hospitals and health-related organizations.
Provides several services designed to help member
organizations achieve their missions and improve the health
of their communities.
Western Rural Development Center
Participates in rural development research and extension projects cooperatively with universities in the West. Includes a rural health initiative. Serves Washington, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho, Hawaii,
California, Arizona, Alaska, Oregon, New Mexico, Montana, Colorado, and 4 U.S. Pacific Territories.
WWAMI Area Health Education Center Program
Consists of a program office and six independent Area
Health Education Centers (AHECs) in the five WWAMI states:
Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. Works to
alleviate shortages of healthcare personnel in medically
underserved rural and urban areas.
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded
by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Focuses on
policy-oriented research with an emphasis on the rural
healthcare workforce and access to care. Based in the
Department of Family Medicine at the University of
Washington School of Medicine.
Last Reviewed: 12/18/2020