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Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Rural Areas – Organizations

Advancing Cancer and Rural Equity Lab (ACRE)
Works to promote equity in access to cancer care and healthcare services. Engages in research while supporting scholars and advocates working in healthcare equity.
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Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)
Oversees the Health Center Program, a national network of health centers that provide comprehensive primary healthcare services, regardless of a patients' ability to pay, charging for services on a sliding fee scale. Part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Acts as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people at home and abroad. Work includes disease prevention and control, environmental health, emergency preparedness and response, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of U.S. residents.
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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 Cancer Institute (NCI)
Provides cancer research and training opportunities as part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD)
Collaborates with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to develop and promote basic, clinical, translational, and population-based research regarding cancer health disparities. Informs program direction and scientific policy to strengthen cancer disparities research, diversity training, women's health, and sexual and gender minority opportunities.
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Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Focuses on investigating persistent inequities in health status within the population of the rural U.S., with an emphasis on inequities stemming from socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, and access to healthcare services.
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Rural Health Research Gateway
Provides access to all of the research and findings of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's (FORHP) Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Centers. Covers current and completed research projects and publications resulting from those projects. Includes information about the research centers and individual researchers.
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WWAMI Rural Health Research Center (WWAMI RHRC)
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.
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Last Reviewed: 7/18/2022