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Social Determinants of Health for Rural People – Organizations

ChangeLab Solutions
Creates innovative policies and shares new strategies to improve health and wellness. Offers guides, policy tools, research, news, and information on health issues impacting rural and urban communities. Topics include healthy food choices, physical activity, smoke-free housing, and more.
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Heartland Environmental Justice Center (Heartland EJ Center)
A technical assistance center that provides no-cost support to communities looking to address environmental and energy equity in their communities. Services include grant application support, needs assessments, partnership development, environmental justice training, and more. Serves rural and underserved communities in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and adjoining Indigenous Nations.
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Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
Provides financial support for civil legal aid to low-income Americans through funding to legal aid programs nationwide.
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS)
A 21-member independent advisory group with expertise in a wide range of rural health and human services issues. Advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services on healthcare challenges in rural America.
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National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership
Supports the development of medical-legal partnerships, which focus on addressing health-harming civil legal problems for patients, such as concerns related to income, housing, education, employment, legal status, personal safety, and other social determinants of health.
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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 Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)
Consists of a national network that works to ensure that rural and small communities and tribal lands have access to safe drinking water, sanitary wastewater, and solid waste disposal.
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Last Reviewed: 6/6/2022