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Rural Obesity and Weight Control – Organizations

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Provides programs and funding to advance research, education, and extension programs to address agricultural issues facing the U.S. Collaborates with county, state, and regional extension offices on topics, such as the environment, human health and well-being, and communities, to ensure the viability of agriculture.
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NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
Provides policy analysis, research, and evaluation on issues affecting rural health, such as changes in Medicare payments to rural providers, access to care for rural residents, and the rural public health infrastructure.
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Supports research, programs, and philanthropy devoted to health and healthcare in the U.S. Works with partners to develop a national culture of health that will improve the health of everyone in the U.S.
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Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Focuses 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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Last Reviewed: 8/7/2020