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Rural Health Information Hub

Formerly the
Rural Assistance Center


Rural Border Health Organizations

APHA: Community Health Workers Section
Promotes the community's voice within the health care system through development of the role of community health workers including promotores de salud and community health advisors. Provides a forum to share resources and strategies.
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Arizona Area Health Education Center Program (AZAHEC)
Focuses on developing integrated, sustainable statewide health professions workforce education programs with emphasis on primary care, and on increasing access in Arizona's rural and underserved communities by improving the supply, quality, diversity and distribution of the health professions workforce.
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Arizona Center for Rural Health (AzCRH)
Promotes the health of rural and medically underserved individuals, families, and communities through service, education, and research.
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Arizona Office of Border Health (ADHS-OBH)
Coordinates and integrates public health program efforts to identify, monitor, control and prevent adverse health events in border communities. The Office also strengthens cross-border public health collaboration with Sonora, Mexico.
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Border Health Education Network (BHEN)
A San Diego Border Health Education Training Center with the objectives to create a cross-border affiliation of healthcare professionals. Available in Spanish.
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California Area Health Education Center Program (CAL-AHEC)
An organization of partnerships, brings together community and academic interests to improve access to health care and decrease health disparities for all Californians.
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California Office of Binational Border Health (COBBH)
Mission is to protect and improve the health of California communities affected by border or binational conditions and activities through facilitating cooperation between California and Mexico health officials and health professionals. Available in Spanish.
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CDC's Office of Minority Health & Health Equity (OMHHE)
An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services comprised of experts dedicated to increasing CDC's impact on health equity. Collaborates with the Program Performance and Evaluation Office (PPEO), to ensure all CDC programs address health disparities at all levels, including rural health disparities, through planning, performance, accountability, and program evaluation.
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International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC)
Mission is to provide sensitive, timely, and fiscally responsible boundary water and environmentally services along the Mexican and United States border region.
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MHP Salud
An organization that builds on community strengths to improve health in farmworker and border communities. Their programs provide peer health education, increase access to health resources and bring community members together with health providers, employers and policymakers to create positive changes.
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National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Provides services and technical assistance to community, migrant, and homeless health centers.
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National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities
Provides training and consultations to practitioners and activists throughout the US. Organizes national and regional events, engages in federal and state public policy advocacy and conducts research on issues that affect Latinas.
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National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH)
Works to ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health for Latinas, their families and their communities through education, advocacy and coalition building.
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New Mexico Area Health Education Centers
works to improve access to quality healthcare for the people of New Mexico through education of students and health care professionals.
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New Mexico Office of Border Health (NMOBH)
A component office of the Public Health Division, New Mexico Department of Health. Works to improve the overall health status and health services in the New Mexico border region and other border-impact areas of the state.
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South Texas Area Health Education Center
Committed to improving the health status and quality of life for residents of South Texas by improving access to culturally competent and quality health care through preparation, composition, and distribution of the health professional workforce in the underserved and highly impoverished in 38 counties.
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Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC)
A private, non-profit membership association that represents safety-net health care providers in the state of Texas.
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Texas Office of Border Health/Oficina de Salud Fronteriza
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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United States-México Border Health Commission
Provides international leadership to optimize health and quality of life 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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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley College of Health Affairs Border Health Office (BHO)
Collaborates with community-based organizations in the Rio Grand Valley to promote health services and education, and to provide technical assistance to communities and institutions. The office also sponsors health education events on issues affecting the US-Mexico border region.
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Last Reviewed: 3/23/2017