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Rural Obesity and Weight Control Organizations

NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
Focuses on changes in Medicare payments to rural providers, access to care for rural residents, and rural public health infrastructure.
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
The largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care in the United States. Supports research and programs to develop a culture of health that enables everyone to enjoy healthier lives.
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South Carolina Rural Health Research Center (SCRHRC)
Former (2005-2016) federally-funded Rural Health Research Center funded by Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Focused on investigating persistent inequities in health status within the population of the rural U.S., with an emphasis on inequities stemming from socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, and access to healthcare services.
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USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Supports research, education, and extension programs in land-grant university systems. Collaborates with state, regional, and county extension offices regarding agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, and communities.
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Last Reviewed: 6/12/2015