The organizations listed on this page are state-based or region-based and have an interest in rural health and human services. To find organizations and agencies that focus on a specific topic, please consult the topic guide. To find organizations and agencies serving a specific state, please see RAC's state resources.
Directory of State and Regional Primary Care Associations
Lists address, phone, email, and web addresses for state and regional Primary Care Associations (PCAs). PCAs work to promote, expand, and optimize access to primary care.
Farm Rescue and EMS: A State by State Directory
State-by-state list of farm rescue or response programs, Cooperative Extension Safety Specialists, and State EMS Training Coordinators.
Housing Authority Websites
Provides lists of state and regional housing agencies. These agencies can help find safe and affordable housing for eligible families.
National AHEC Organization - AHEC Directory
Lists contact information for regional AHECs by state. AHEC's (Area Health Education Centers) work to recruit, train and retain health professionals committed to underserved populations.
National Association of State Offices of Minority Health: State Offices
Lists contact information for directors of state offices of minority health.
State Data Center (SCD) Program
Official sources of state-level demographic, economic, and social statistics produced by the U.S. Census Bureau. Includes links to the data center in each state and U.S. Commonwealth and Territory.
State Department of Transportation Directory
Provides access to state transportation web sites and other associated programs.
State Offices of Rural Health Directory
Directory of the State Offices of Rural Health with contact information for key SORH staff. Maintained by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH).
State Rural Development Councils
Directory of State Rural Development Councils (SRDCs). SRDCs are partnerships of the agencies and organizations that play a part in developing the rural areas of each state.
Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
Supports economic and social development in all of West Virginia and parts of twelve other states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Includes grants and funding, research, data, and maps.
Delta Regional Authority (DRA)
Consists of a federal-state partnership serving 252 counties and parishes in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. Designed to remedy severe and chronic economic distress by stimulating economic development and fostering partnerships that will have a positive impact on the region's economy.
Southern Growth Policies Board
Works to strengthen the South's economy by developing and advancing economic development policies and by providing a forum for a diverse cross-section of the region's governors, legislators, business and academic leaders, and the economic & community-development sectors.
Western Governors' Association (WGA)
Addresses important policy and governance issues in the West, advances the role of the Western states in the federal system, and strengthens the social and economic fabric of the region.