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Education and Training of the Rural Healthcare Workforce Organizations

CDC's Office of Minority Health & Health Equity (OMHHE)
An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services comprised of experts dedicated to increasing CDC's impact on health equity. Collaborates with the Program Performance and Evaluation Office (PPEO), to ensure all CDC programs address health disparities at all levels, including rural health disparities, through planning, performance, accountability, and program evaluation.
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Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP)
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.
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Institute for Diversity in Health Management
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 HealthCare which focuses on promoting a culturally competent workforce for those working with diverse populations.
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National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC)
Mission is to increase 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. Information available in Spanish.
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National Center for Rural Health Professions (NCRHP)
Provides rural interdisciplinary preceptorships and a rural training program for primary care physicians. Conducts research on healthcare workforce issues and is a Center for Excellence in Rural Health. Located at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford.
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National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
The mission is to promote minority health and to lead, coordinate, support, and assess the NIH effort to reduce and eliminate health disparities. NCMHD will conduct and support basic, clinical, social, and behavioral research, promote research infrastructure and training, foster emerging programs, disseminate information, and reach out to minority and other health disparity communities.
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Richard G. Lugar Center for Rural Health
Works to prepare and train primary care physicians for rural practice. Exposes students to 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 throughout Indiana and Illinois.
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RTT Collaborative (RTTC)
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.
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Rural Health Innovation Collaborative (RHIC)
Focuses on inter-professional education and training, improving rural healthcare access, and health care workforce shortages in rural populations. Sponsors the RHIC Simulation Center which provides educational opportunities for rural focused students and professionals.
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Last Reviewed: 1/20/2017