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Chronic Disease in Rural America Organizations

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Lead federal agency focused on improving the safety and quality of the nation's healthcare system. Invests in research to understand how to make healthcare safer and improve quality. Develops resources, tools, and data to help healthcare professionals, policymakers, and consumers make informed health decisions.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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 the people of the United States.
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Provides leadership and resources to assure access to and retention in high quality, integrated care and treatment services for vulnerable people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Part of the Health Resources and Services Administration.
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National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD)
Works to improve the health of the public by strengthening state-based leadership and expertise for chronic disease prevention and control in states and at the national level.
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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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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Conducts and supports research on diabetes, endocrine disorders, digestive diseases, nutrition, urology and renal disease, hematology, and other diseases.
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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Seeks fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease.
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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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Southwest Rural Health Research Center (SRHRC)
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Focuses on health insurance, maternal and child health, chronic disease, substance abuse, and aging.
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Last Reviewed: 12/4/2017