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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, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable. Develops resources, tools, and data to help healthcare professionals, policymakers, and consumers make informed health decisions.
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AIDS Education and Training Centers National Coordinating Resource Center (AETC)
Works to improve the quality of life of persons living with or at-risk of HIV through education, clinical consultation, technical assistance, and training for healthcare professionals and organizations.
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American Heart Association (AHA)
Works to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Information available in Spanish.
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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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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 Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)
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 services.
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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 Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Federal agency that conducts and supports research on diabetes, endocrine disorders, digestive diseases, nutrition, urology/renal conditions, hematology, and other chronic 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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Southwest Rural Health Research Center (SRHRC)
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Offers expertise in h health policy, chronic disease, health economics, aging, long-term care, health law, and epidemiology and biostatistics. Focuses on the needs of rural, underserved populations in Texas and nationwide.
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Last Reviewed: 5/20/2022