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Rural Wellness and Prevention Organizations

Action for Healthy Kids
Works to improve the health and educational performance of children by promoting healthy nutrition and increased physical activity in schools. Provides tools and resources to support healthy schools.
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Active Living Research (ALR)
Works to develop, support, and share research promoting physical activity for children and families, specifically for children of color and low-income who are at a risk for obesity. Focuses on communities, active transportation, schools, and parks and recreation to create healthy habits across the the U.S. and the globe.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people at home and abroad. Work includes disease prevention and control, environmental health, emergency preparedness and response, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
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Rural Women's Health Project (RWHP)
Works with community partners to design and implement community-based projects supporting health-education. Develops educational tools and materials, provides training, and advocates for lay-health worker programs.
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Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA)
Works to promote healthier life styles for all Americans through health promotion initiatives in the workplace for member organizations. Offers training and resources.
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Last Reviewed: 6/1/2015