Chronic Disease in Rural America – Organizations
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable. Develops resources, tools, and data to help healthcare professionals, policymakers, and consumers make informed health decisions.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
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.
National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors
Represents the public health officials throughout the U.S.,
District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands,
7 local jurisdictions receiving direct funding from the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the
U.S. Pacific Island jurisdictions who have a programmatic
responsibility for administering HIV and hepatitis
healthcare, prevention, education, and related supportive
Southwest Rural Health Research Center
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Offers expertise in health policy, health economics, long-term care, aging, health law, epidemiology and biostatistics, and chronic disease. Focuses on the needs of rural, underserved populations in Texas and nationwide.