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National Health Resources

Interested in finding solutions to health planning issues? At HCSEF we work closely with others across the country. Listed below are some of the organizations we look to for answers and partnerships when we are seeking assistance in addressing some of the health issues that concern us.

  • A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, located at 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201, focuses on the 2010 Health Care Affordability Act.

  • CBO's mandate is to provide the Congress with: Objective, nonpartisan, and timely analyses to aid in economic and budgetary decisions on the wide array of programs covered by the federal budget and the information and estimates required for the Congressional budget process.

  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. In order to achieve this mission, SAMHSA has identified 8 Strategic Initiatives to focus the Agency's work on improving lives and capitalizing on emerging opportunities. 

  • The 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), ORHP has department-wide responsibility for analyzing the possible effects of policy on 62 million residents of rural communities.

  • The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides HIV-related services in the United States for those who do not have sufficient health care coverage or financial resources for coping with HIV disease.

  • For over 75 years, the Federal Title V Maternal and Child Health program has provided a foundation for ensuring the health of the Nation’s mothers, women, children and youth, including children and youth with special health care needs, and their families. 

  • The NHSC is a network of 10,000 primary care providers and 17,000 sites working in communities with limited access to care across the country.

  • To improve the oral health of underserved people, HRSA is exploring ways to improve access to oral health care, increase awareness of the connection between oral health and overall health, promote prevention, and improve oral health literacy to health providers and patients alike.

  • Integrating Behavioral Health with Primary Medical Care

  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers deliver on-demand medical care at a moment’s notice. From rural regions to the busiest urban centers, EMS professionals – emergency medical technicians, 911 dispatchers, firefighters, law enforcement officials, educators, nurses, mid-level providers, and physicians – deliver quality medical care when unforeseen illness, injury, or disaster strikes. 

  • The transformational goal of the PSPC: Integrate the healthcare delivery system, across multiple healthcare partners, to create a service delivery system for high-risk patients that will produce breakthroughs.

  • Effective health communication is as important to health care as clinical skill. To improve individual health and build healthy communities, health care providers need to recognize and address the unique culture, language and health literacy of diverse consumers and communities. The Cultural Competence division addresses this need.

  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recognizes that revitalizing the Nation’s primary care system is foundational to achieving high-quality, accessible, efficient health care for all Americans. The primary care medical home, also referred to as the patient centered medical home (PCMH), advanced primary care, and the healthcare home, is a promising model for transforming the organization and delivery of primary care. 

  • The Data Bank, consisting of the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) and the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB), is a confidential information clearinghouse created by Congress to improve health care quality, protect the public, and reduce health care fraud and abuse in the U.S. See Table 1 for information on who can query and report to the Data Bank.

  • The Office of Emergency Preparedness and Continuity of Operations assures that HRSA and its stakeholders have the information and tools needed to prepare for and respond to emergencies.