Community Vitality and Rural Healthcare – Organizations
Build Healthy Places Network
Program that aims to improve organizational collaboration on health, community development, and finance to address poverty, health, and equity. A program of the Public Health Institute.
Center for Community Investment
Supports communities in creating local investment systems that are equitable and effective with a focus on affordable housing, climate, shared ownership, racial equity, community health, and philanthropy. Uses the Capital Absorption Framework to encourage defining priorities, collaboration, and developing adaptive leadership skills with racial equity as the goal.
Center for Economic Analysis of Rural Health
Provides tools and research for rural communities to explore the connection between healthcare services and the economy in their community. Organization is comprised of University of Kentucky and Oklahoma State University faculty and staff associated with the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK).
Center on Rural Innovation
Creates public, private, and philanthropic partnerships to
support rural economic success. Offers mapping and data
analytics tools, economic development models, broadband
consulting, and rural entrepreneurial investment
through the CORI investment fund.
Economic Development Administration
Federal agency that supports industrial and commercial growth in economically distressed rural and urban areas of the United States. Part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Offers funding for regional economic development, including public works projects and job creation projects. Past projects have included funding for water and wastewater projects in hospitals and healthcare facilities, and road infrastructure projects that would support the expansion of healthcare facilities.
Heartland Center for Leadership Development
Works to develop local leadership that responds to the challenges of the future. Focused on practical resources and public policies for rural community survival. Provides training and services in leadership, community development, strategic planning, evaluation, and energizing entrepreneurship.
National Center for Rural Health Works
Develops tools to help communities measure the economic impact of the healthcare system and to identify new healthcare services needed by the community. Provides training workshops and technical assistance to help clients understand and use these tools.
National Cooperative of Health Networks Association
A national nonprofit organization of health networks, alliances, and consortiums. Supports and strengthens these organizations through collaboration, networking, leadership development, and education. NCHN's membership includes approximately 60 network organizations across the nation.
National Rural Health Association
Promotes leadership on rural health issues through
advocacy, communications, education, and research. Consists
of individual and organizational members who share a common
interest in rural health.
National Rural Water Association
The National Rural Water Association is a non-profit federation of State Rural Water Associations. Their mission is to provide support services to our State Associations who have more than 31,000 water and wastewater systems as members.
Partners for Rural America
Serves as the national association of State Rural Development Councils (SRDCs). Operates in 37 states. Works to expand economic and social opportunities in rural communities, promote equal treatment by government agencies and the private sector, and provide a collective voice for rural America. Includes a listing of all state rural development councils.
Rural Partners Network
Collective effort of several federal agencies and civic partners organized to support rural economic development through job creation, infrastructure investment, and community improvement.
USDA Economic Research Service
Anticipates trends and emerging issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America. Conducts economic research on these topics to inform and enhance public and private decision making.
USDA Rural Development
Helps improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America through programs that support economic development and essential services such as housing, healthcare, first responder services and equipment, and water, electric and communications infrastructure.