The Collaborative for Rural Primary care Practice and Research, Education, and Practice is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Academic Units for Primary Care Training and Enhancement (AU-PCTE). The purpose of the AU-PCTE is to strengthen the primary care workforce through improved clinical teaching and research.
The RTT Collaborative is a board-directed and community-supported cooperative of rural training programs and educators. Its goal is to cultivate and sustain these programs and develop new ones – through mutual encouragement, peer learning, practice improvement, and the delivery of technical expertise, all in support of a quality rural workforce.
The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 21,000 members. The association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. NRHA membership consists of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.
The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) was established in 1995 to assist State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for over 60 million rural Americans. NOSORH enhances the capacity of SORHs to do this by supporting the development of state and community rural health leaders; creating and facilitating state, regional and national partnerships that foster information sharing and spur rural health-related programs/activities; and enhancing access to quality healthcare services in rural communities.
3RNet works to improve rural and underserved communities’ access to quality health care through recruitment of physicians and other health care professionals, development of community based recruitment and retention activities, and national advocacy relative to rural and underserved health care workforce issues.