Amid the buffoonish Obamacare posturing in Washington, it’s easy to forget that Americans universally, if even through the emergency room, have access to the best medical treatment in the world. If you want to see a real healthcare crisis, then head to the developing world, where 1 billion people don’t have physical access to a hospital, clinic or doctor of any kind. Some 400 million of them live in sub-Saharan Africa. Rural villagers there know that if a child comes down with a fever, the two-day walk for medical treatment can turn a minor ailment into a death sentence.
In West Africa, Dr. Raj Panjabi is testing something that might solve this problem. His non-profit, Last…
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“If you got sick the city in the city, you had a chance,” says Panjabi. “If you were in a rural area, you died anonymously.”
If you're looking for information, opportunities, and resources on rural health, you've come to the right place.
The Rural Health Information Hub, formerly the Rural Assistance Center, is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to be a national clearinghouse on rural health issues. We are committed to supporting healthcare and population health in rural communities.
Aim of the Association is.... -Support the WHO goal of "Health for All in the 21st Century".
-Help improve the status of health of rural communities and to protect the health of the agricultural workers in the spirit of various concerned resolutions of UN bodies such as WHO,ILO,FAO.
-Help member organizaions adopt a scientific approach in the field of agricultural medicine and rural health and assist in its practical application.
-Establish effective collaboration with other branches of medicine, health, agricultural, environmental and other related sciences.
-Study the effects of social , physical and environmental conditions on human health.
The National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC) is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to improving the delivery of quality, cost-effective health care in rural under served areas through the Rural Health Clinics (RHC) Program.
The National Rural Health Alliance is Australia’s peak non-government organisation for rural and remote health. Its Vision is good health and wellbeing in rural and remote Australia and it has set itself the goal of equal health for all Australians by the year 2020.
The NRHA is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 18,000 members. The association''s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues. The NRHA membership is made up of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations.
Serving as the knowledge center for rural hospitals, and provide technical assistance, information, education and other resources to rural health care providers and their communities.
Many people live in fear of sickness and injury simply because they have little or no access to basic medical care. RAM responds to this need by providing free, quality dental, vision and medical care to those who cannot afford it. In less than 24 hours RAM turns fairgrounds, schools, jungles and arenas into mobile medical centers.
RDAA's vision is for excellent medical care in Australia's rural and remote communities. RDAA advocates for highly skilled and motivated medical practitioners who are adequately trained, remunerated and supported, both professionally and socially
The WWAMI Rural Health Research Center (RHRC) is one of seven rural health research centers funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) to perform policy-oriented research on issues related to rural health care.
AgriWellness, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, was founded in 2001. The AgriWellness mission: promote accessible behavioral health services for underserved and at-risk populations affected by rural crisis in agricultural communities.
Our mission is to serve the people of the state, region and nation. As a resource, we identify and research rural health issues, analyze health policy, strengthen local capabilities, develop community-based alternatives, and advocate for rural concerns.
The UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health was established in 1990 to address health disparities in rural Kentucky, including a chronic shortage of health professionals and residents’ poor health status. The Center accomplishes this through health professionals education, health policy research, health care service and community engagement.
CRaNHR's mandate is to conduct interdisciplinary research on rural health with a view to improving health services, access to health care, particularly in rural and northern communities, and enhancing our understanding of the health care system.
The CRH mission is to advance knowledge of health and health services in rural and remote communities.
The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) coordinates activities related to rural health care within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
We work with community groups, governments, and health authorities to build capacity and support community engagement through research. Our research projects and programs promote health equity, address climate change and environmental and mental health impacts, and honour Indigenous health needs and values.
Welcome to the Institute for Rural Health Studies website. We strive to provide quality healthcare to some of the poorest rural communities in Andhra Pradesh, South India. We are a registered non-profit organisation, and have won Ashoka awards (see below) for our service in improving rural healthcare.
he International Union for Circumpolar Health (IUCH) is an international non-governmental organization, with members, adhering bodies and affiliates throughout the circumpolar regions. There has been a long-standing need for the exchange of medical knowledge, as well as the results of recent research and demonstrated solutions to problems for the benefit of humankind.
The National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH) is a professional organization that serves the field of rural mental health. NARMH's membership includes the entire spectrum of the rural mental health community: consumers, family members, practitioners, administrators, educators, researchers, and policy makers.
It is Australia’s only multi-disciplinary student health network, bringing together people studying medicine, nursing and allied health, encouraging them to pursue rural health careers
Founded in 1983, WMS is the world's leading organization devoted to wilderness medical challenges. Wilderness medicine topics include expedition and disaster medicine, dive medicine, search and rescue, altitude illness, cold- and heat-related illness, wilderness trauma, and wild animal attacks.
ANU Rural Medical Society promotes student involvement in rural and remote health by providing student advocacy, engagement and opportunities.
The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) is one of two colleges accredited by the Australian Medical Council for setting professional medical standards for training, assessment, certification and continuing professional development in the specialty of general practice. It also plays an important role in supporting junior doctors and medical students considering a career in rural general practice.
The Canadian Rural Health Research Society offers the opportunity for researchers and their collaborators to network with new and established researchers of many disciplines engaged in rural, remote and northern health research.
The Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health (CSCH) is a charitable organization dedicated to promoting research, exchanging knowledge and fostering greater awareness and responsiveness to the health issues of circumpolar people. The CSCH also promotes and supports efforts of all circumpolar peoples in the attainment of better health.
The Farmsafe Australia network is interested in protecting the health and safety of farmers, workers, family members and visitors to farms.
Founded in 1992, the SRPC's mission is to provide leadership for rural physicians and to promote sustainable conditions and equitable health care for rural communities.