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Chronic Disease in Rural America Organizations

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Sponsors and conducts research that provides evidence-based information on healthcare outcomes, quality, cost, use, and access. The information helps healthcare decision makers - patients and clinicians, health system leaders, purchasers, and policymakers - make more informed decisions and improve the quality of healthcare services.
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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 reduce chronic diseases and their associated risk factors through state and community-based prevention strategies. Supports state chronic disease program directors in their work.
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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)
Works with National Cancer Institute divisions and National Institute of Health institutes and centers to promote research and training in cancer health disparities, including disparities based on geography, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other factors.
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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 and the uninsured, maternal and child health, chronic disease, substance abuse, environmental and agricultural health, and health information technology.
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