Rural and Underserved Communities

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Rural Community

HRSA Information Center
The HRSA Information Center provides publications, information, resources, and referrals about health care services for medically underserved individuals and populations.

HRSA Office of Rural Health
The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) coordinates activities related to rural health care within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Association of Community Health
The mission of the NACHC is: “To promote the provision of high quality, comprehensive and affordable health care that is coordinated, culturally and linguistically competent, and community directed for all medically underserved populations.”

Rural Assistance Center
A product of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Rural Initiative, the Rural Assistance Center (RAC) was established in December 2002 as a rural health and human services "information portal." 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.

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Information Guide
Each RAC information guide focuses on rural aspects of an issue or topic

Success Stories Wisconsin

Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
The Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative is owned and operated by thirty-five, rural acute, general medical-surgical hospitals; the Cooperative's emphasis on developing an integrated network among freestanding entities distinguishes it from alternative approaches.

Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM)
The Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM) is a rural education program within the MD Program curriculum at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison.

Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
The Wisconsin Office of Rural Health, located in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, endeavors to: Champion the highest quality of healthcare for rural and underserved
populations by providing collaborative leadership and a wealth of resources to healthcare and community organizations.

Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association is a private, non-profit member organization comprised of a state-wide network of Community and Migrant Health Centers, Health Care for the Homeless programs and other organizations that share in the Association’s mission to support the efforts of Wisconsin’s Community Health Centers to fulfill their mission of providing access to comprehensive, community oriented primary health care services to people who are left out of the health care system because of geographic, financial, language or cultural barriers.