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Rural Health Policy Organizations

American Hospital Association (AHA)
Represents and serves all types of hospitals, healthcare networks, patients, and communities.
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Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
Represents state and territorial public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia. Helps formulate public health policy and assure excellence in state-based public health practice. Includes a preparedness section that helps state public health agencies respond to public health threats and emergencies.
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Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
Research organization focused on healthcare workforce and centered on informing health policy, improving health care delivery, and promoting population health. Part of the Indiana University School of Medicine.
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Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC)
Informs policy makers and private decision makers about how local and national changes in the financing and delivery of healthcare affect people.
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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)
Works on fiscal policy issues and issues affecting low- and moderate-income individuals and families.
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Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Coordinates activities related to rural healthcare within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Focuses on matters affecting rural hospitals and healthcare, coordinating activities within the department that relate to rural healthcare, and maintaining a national information clearinghouse.
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Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC)
Provides evidence-based research, program development and policy guidance on local, state and national levels to improve health status at the community level.
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Government Accountability Office (GAO)
An independent, nonpartisan agency that serves as the audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of Congress.
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Maine Rural Health Research Center (MRHC)
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Works to inform healthcare policymaking and the delivery of rural health services, focusing on rural healthcare financing and system reform, rural long term care, and rural mental health.
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Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)
A nonpartisan legislative branch agency that provides the U.S. Congress with analysis and policy advice on the Medicare program. Examines access to care, quality of care, and other issues affecting Medicare.
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National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)
Works to help states achieve excellence in health policy and practice. Conducts policy analysis, provides training and technical assistance to states, and convenes state, regional, and national forums.
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS)
21-member citizens' panel of nationally recognized rural health experts that provides recommendations on rural issues to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
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National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Provides services and technical assistance to community, migrant, and homeless health centers.
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National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC)
Works to improve the delivery of quality, cost-effective healthcare in rural underserved areas through the Rural Health Clinics (RHC) Program.
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National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
National organization for state lawmakers and legislative staff members. Works to improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures.
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National Governors Association (NGA)
Provides governors and their senior staff with services including representing states on Capitol Hill and before the Administration, developing policy reports on innovative state programs, and hosting networking seminars for state government executive branch officials.
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National Health Policy Forum (NHPF)
A non-partisan health policy information exchange program that works to foster more informed government decision-making. NHPF primarily serves the senior staff in Congress, the executive branch and congressional support agencies.
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National Indian Health Board (NIHB)
Works to strength tribal management capabilities in health and human service delivery.
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National Institute for Health Care Reform (NIHCR)
Conducts research, analyzes policy, and informs policy makers on issues related to the delivery, financing, and organization of healthcare.
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National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH)
Works to foster and promote legislation, information exchange, education, and liaison activities with all State Offices of Rural Health, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, the National Rural Health Association, and other organizations.
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National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
Promotes leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education, and research. Composed of individual and organizational members who share a common interest in rural health.
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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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North Carolina Rural Health Research Program (NC RHRP)
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Works to identify rural health problems through policy-relevant analyses, geographic and graphical presentation of data, and information dissemination. Focuses on federal insurance programs and healthcare delivery organizations and access.
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RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Focuses on rural healthcare financing/system reform, rural systems building, and meeting the healthcare needs of special rural populations.
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Rural Health Research Gateway
Provides access to all of the research and findings of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's (FORHP) Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Centers. Covers current and completed research projects and publications resulting from those projects. Includes information about the research centers and individual researchers.
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Rural Health Value
Provides education, information, tools, and resources through the Rural Health Value website. Works to create high performance rural health systems. A cooperative agreement between the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis, and Stratis Health. Formerly called the Rural Health System Analysis and Technical Assistance (RHSATA) program.
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Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI)
Conducts policy-relevant research and facilitates public dialogue to assist policymakers in understanding the rural impacts of public policies and programs.
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Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel (RUPRI)
Provides decision-makers with timely, objective, and expert analysis of the implications of policy for rural health.
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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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University of Kentucky Institute for Rural Health Policy (IRHP)
Conducts rural health-related policy research to inform health practitioners, managers, and policymakers in Kentucky.
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WWAMI Rural Health Research Center (WWAMI RHRC)
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Focuses on training and supply of rural healthcare providers, availability and quality of care for rural women and children, and access to high-quality care for vulnerable and minority rural populations. Based in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
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Last Reviewed: 9/11/2017