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Medicaid and Rural Health Organizations

Center for Rural Education and Communities (CREC)
Works to maintain and enhance the well-being of rural communities in North Dakota and the surrounding region. Established to utilize the research and training resources available that support schools, social service agencies, and communities.
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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Operates the Medicare and Medicaid programs - two national healthcare programs that benefit millions of Americans. Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Website includes access to research, statistics, and data related to their programs.
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Families USA
Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable healthcare for all Americans.
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Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
Provides information and analysis on health care coverage and access for the low-income population, with a special focus on Medicaid's role and coverage of the uninsured.
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Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC)
A non-partisan congressional agency that advises the U.S. Congress on Medicaid and CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program) policy, including issues on payment, access to care, and health care reform. Includes statistical reports.
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National Association for Program Information and Performance Measurement (NAPIPM)
Assists professional state staff involved with data collection and the monitoring of outcomes and performance in public assistance programs (TANF, Medicaid, Transportation, and others). Functions as an affiliate of the American Public Human Services Association.
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National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD)
Represents and supports the Medicaid Directors in all 50 states, territories and the District of Columbia.
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ResDAC (Research Data Assistance Center)
A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) contractor that provides assistance to academic, government, and nonprofit researchers interested in using Medicare and/or Medicaid data for their research.
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Last Reviewed: 11/20/2014