The organizations listed on this page have a broad interest in rural health and human services. To find organizations and agencies that focus on a specific topic, please consult the topic guide.
Directory of Rural Health Contacts
Directory information for people and organizations with an interest in rural health. Includes associations, federal offices, U.S. legislators, rural health research centers, state offices of rural health, and the media.
American Hospital Association Section for Small or Rural Hospitals
Represents the interests of small and rural hospitals and ensures that the unique needs of this segment of AHA's membership are a national priority.
National Alliance for Rural Policy (NARP)
Comprised of thirteen national organizations that work together to engage in policy issues and opportunities that affect rural communities.
National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC)
Works to improve the delivery of quality, cost-effective health care in rural underserved areas through the Rural Health Clinics (RHC) Program.
National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH)
Works to foster and promote legislation, information exchange, education, and liaison activities with all State Offices of Rural Health, the federal Office of Rural Health Policy, the National Rural Health Association, and other organizations.
National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
Promotes leadership, ideas, information, communication, education, research, advocacy, and methods to improve rural health. Composed of individual and organizational members who share a common interest in rural health.
Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP)
Coordinates activities related to rural health care within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Focuses on matters affecting rural hospitals and health care, coordinating activities within the department that relate to rural health care, and maintaining a national information clearinghouse.
Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
Helps rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents.
Rural Information Center (RIC)
Provides information & resources, referral services and links to funding sources for local, tribal, state, and federal government officials; community organizations; libraries; businesses; and citizens working to maintain the vitality of America's rural areas.
Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI)
Conducts policy-relevant research and facilitates public dialogue to assist policymakers in understanding the rural impacts of public policies and programs.
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.