Education and Training of the Rural Healthcare Workforce – Organizations
Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary Community-Based Linkages
Provides advice and recommendations on policy and program development to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services concerning the activities under Title VII, Part D of the Public Health Service Act. Focuses on these targeted program areas and disciplines: Area Health Education Centers, geriatrics, allied health, chiropractic, podiatric medicine, social work, graduate psychology, and rural health.
CDC's Office of Minority Health & Health Equity
Comprises Women's Health, Diversity and Inclusion Management, and Minority Health and Health Equity. Works to reduce and eliminate health disparities and advance health equity. Ensures all CDC programs address health disparities at all levels, including rural health disparities, through planning, performance, accountability, and program evaluation.
Council on Graduate Medical Education
Provides an ongoing assessment of physician workforce trends, training issues, and financing policies. Advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Cross Cultural Health Care Program
Serves as a bridge between communities and healthcare institutions to ensure full access to quality healthcare that is culturally and linguistically appropriate. Provides cultural competency and medical interpreter training.
Institute for Diversity and Health Equity
Committed to expanding healthcare leadership opportunities for ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse individuals, and increasing the number of these individuals entering and advancing in the field. Offers the Certificate in Diversity Management in Health Care, which focuses on promoting a culturally competent workforce for those working with diverse populations.
National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice
Advises the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Congress on policy issues related to the Title VIII programs administered by the HRSA Bureau of Health Workforce Division of Nursing. Includes nurse workforce supply, education, and delivery of nursing services.
National Center for Cultural Competence
Devoted to increasing the capacity of health and mental health programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems. Provides tools, publications, and other resources online.
National Center for Rural Health Professions
Dedicated to meeting healthcare needs of rural Illinois residents, through projects involving multiple health professions. Emphasizes recruitment, retention, and healthcare delivery initiatives. Located on the campus of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford.
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Promotes minority health and works to lead, coordinate, support, and assess the National Institutes of Health (NIH) efforts to reduce and eliminate health disparities. Conducts and supports basic, clinical, social, and behavioral research. Offers research infrastructure and training, and fosters emerging programs, information dissemination, and partnering with minority and other health disparity communities.
Richard G. Lugar Center for Rural Health
Works to prepare and train primary care physicians for rural practice. Promotes rotations in Rural Health Clinics, community health centers, and Critical Access Hospitals. Oversees the Summer Hoosier Rural Preceptorship which immerses medical students in rural underserved communities in Indiana and Illinois.
Cooperative of rural health professions education programs, including 1-2 Rural Training Track family medicine residency programs. Provides technical assistance to programs and supports student interest in rural training.
Rural Health Innovation Collaborative
Focuses on inter-professional education and training,
improving rural healthcare access, and addressing
healthcare workforce shortages in rural populations through
a collaboration of 13 public and private academic,
healthcare, government, and community-based organizations
in Indiana. Sponsors the Rural Health Innovation
Collaborative (RHIC) Simulation Center that provides
educational opportunities for students and professionals
interested in rural health.
The Collaborative for Rural Primary care, Research, Education and Practice (Rural PREP) works to provide educational content for rural primary care providers through learning communities. Features a collaboration between the University of Washington School of Medicine, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, the University of North Dakota, and other partners.
Brings together partners in medical specialties and experts in all aspects of rural graduate medical education, to promote prospective or existing rural residency programs and help them assess their ability to qualify for a HRSA Rural Residency Planning and Development Program grant.
Talem Health Rural Medical Education Collaborative
Provides certified continuing medical education/continuing education for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Initiatives are led by national experts and focus on a variety of relevant topics.