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Human Services to Support Rural Health Organizations

ACF Office of Community Services (OCS)
Works in partnership with states, communities, and other agencies to provide a range of human and economic development services and activities in order to reduce the causes and the characteristics of poverty and to assist persons in need.
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Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
Funds state, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance, child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families. Operates the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF). Part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
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American Public Human Services Association (APHSA)
Supports state and local human service agencies and seeks to influence policies and practices that support the health and well-being of children and families and that lead to stronger communities.
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Community Action Partnership (CAP)
National organization which represents the interests of Community Action Agencies (CAAs) across the country. Supports CAAs in their work to empower low-income individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency, through programs that include child development programs, weatherization assistance, job training, and elder care.
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Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH)
A non-profit trade organization that serves as a national advocate for participants in the affordable rural housing profession.
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Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA)
Directs businesses, adults, youth, dislocated workers, and workforce professionals to training and employment services. Administers federal government job training and worker dislocation programs, federal grants to states for public employment service programs, and unemployment insurance benefits. Also includes support and resources for rural areas.
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Housing Assistance Council (HAC)
Works to improve housing conditions for the rural poor by developing single- and multi-family homes and promoting homeownership for low-income rural families.
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Human Services Research Institute (HSRI)
Conducts research and assists states and the federal government to enhance services in the areas of: intellectual and developmental disabilities, substance use and prevention, mental health and child and family services.
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National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP)
Works to assist states in responding to poverty issues. NASCSP members are state administrators of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and the U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program (DOE/WAP). Helps states implement programs that include weatherization, energy assistance, child care, nutrition, employment, state energy programs, job training, asset development, and housing.
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National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB)
Represents the interests of the nation's Workforce Investment Boards that provide workforce development leadership in their communities. Governs and oversees the federal resources that support the operations of the national network of One-Stop Career Centers and federal training investments.
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National Collaborative for Integration of Health and Human Services
Formed by the American Public Human Services Association, the National Collaborative offers guidance, tools, and best practice guidelines for partnerships between healthcare and human service providers. The National Collaborative focuses on creating opportunities for care coordination and patient support through discussion and education regarding social determinants of health, population health, and accessibility of care.
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National Rural Housing Coalition (NRHC)
Works for better housing, clean drinking water, and improved community facilities for low-income rural people.
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Office of Human Services Policy (HSP)
Focuses on welfare, poverty, service delivery issues, data for research, policies affecting children, youth, and families, and economic matters affecting the Department. HSP is in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center (RCPNC)
Works to increase participation in U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Services child nutrition programs and other nutrition assistance programs. Focuses work on persistently poor counties in 15 states. Housed within the University of Kentucky.
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Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)
Works to ensure that rural and small communities have access to safe drinking water and sanitary wastewater and solid waste disposal.
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Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Human Services Panel (RUPRI)
Works to insure a system of rural human services delivery that responds to the unique social and environmental characteristics of rural America.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Responsible for national policy and programs addressing America's housing needs. Works to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.
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USDA Rural Housing Service
Helps rural communities and individuals by providing loans and grants for housing and community facilities.
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Last Reviewed: 9/1/2017