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Angel Flight West
that work with the Office of
Primary Care and Rural Health
Angel Flight West flights serve a wide variety of needs. All are intended for situations in which the passenger cannot afford to purchase commercial airline tickets, or when travel by land or commercial airline would be a physical hardship. Other situations include, but are not limited to, a compromised immune system or living in a remote area without access to commercial transportation.
The following is a list of the most common types of missions flown:
• Medical Transport
• Special Needs Camps
• Domestic Violence Relocation
• Assistance for Military Personnel
• Blood, Organ, and Tissue Donations
• Disaster Response
• Transplant Recipients
Association for Utah Community Health
The Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH) is a 501 (c)(3) private non-profit membership alliance of Community-Based Health Centers that provide high-quality, family-oriented, affordable, and community-sensitive primary health care. These medical services are accessible to low-income and uninsured populations.
Bureau of Primary Health Care
Over 43 million people in the United States lack access to primary health care. The Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) assures that underserved and vulnerable people get the health care they need. BPHC is one of four Bureaus of the Health Resources and Services Administration , an agency in the Department of Health and Human Services.
Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. HHS works closely with state, local and tribal governments, and many HHS-funded services are provided at the local level by state, county or tribal agencies, or through private sector grantees.
Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) directs national programs that improve the Nation's health by assuring equitable access to comprehensive, quality health care for all. Through its four Bureaus, HRSA works to improve and extend life for people living with HIV/AIDS, provide primary health care to medically underserved people, serve women and children through State programs, and train a health workforce that is both diverse and motivated to work in underserved communities.
National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
The National Organization of State offices of Rural Health's (NOSORH) mission is to foster and promote legislation, information exchange, education, and liaison activities with all State Offices of Rural Health, the federal office of Rural Health Policy, the National Rural Health Association, and other organizations.
National Rural Health Association
The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is a non-profit association composed of individual and organizational members who share a common interest in rural health. The NRHA provides a forum for the exchange and dissemination of ideas, information, research, and methods to improve rural health.
Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
The Rural Assistance Center (RAC) is a national information resource for rural residents and others seeking information on health and human services for rural communities. The RAC is designed to meet the information needs of those seeking to maintain and improve the access, quality and financial viability of health and human service delivery systems in rural America.
Rural Health Association of Utah (RHAU)
The mission of the RHAU is to provide a unified voice to promote and enhance the quality of rural health through leadership, advocacy, coalition building, education, and to affect policy and legislation.
Rural Hospital Flexibility Program
The Rural Hospital Flexibility Program is a Federal initiative that provides funding to State Governments to strengthen rural health. It allows small hospitals the flexibility to reconfigure operations and be licensed as Critical Access Hospital (CAHs); offers cost-based reimbursement for Medicare acute inpatient and outpatient services; encourages the development of rural-centric health networks; offers grants to States to help implement a CAH program in the context of broader initiatives to strengthen the rural health care infrastructure.
Shortage Designation Branch
Federal shortage designations are based on the evaluation of criteria established through regulation to identify geographic areas or population groups with a shortage of primary health care services. There are two types of shortage designations, each linked to a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) activity or function. The shortage designations are: Health professional shortage area (HPSA) and Medically underserved areas/populations (MUA/Ps).
The National Rural Information Center Health Service (RICHS)
RICHS is a national joint project that collects and disseminates information on rural health issues.
The National Rural Development Partnership
The NRDP works to strengthen rural America through collaborative partnerships and brings together local,
state, tribal, and federal governments, as well as those from the for-profit and non-profit private sector.
The Utah Center for Rural Life
The Center was created is to respond to the needs of Utah's rural leaders and rural communities; and works collaboratively with existing institutions to provide the knowledge, tools, and resources needed to address rural challenges at the local level.
The Utah Rural Development Council
The Council's mission is to build and strengthen working, collaborative relationships among private, local, state, tribal, and federal agencies.
University of Utah School of Medicine
The University of Utah School of medicine has three major missions: education, research, and clinical service. The three missions are closely interrelated. Each supports and, in turn, benefits from the others. All are considered to be of equal importance.
Utah Academy of Family Physicians (UAFP)
The mission of the UAFP is to support and assist Utah's Family Physicians so they can provide personal, comprehensive, continuing, and cost-effective
Utah Academy of Physician Assistants (UAPA)
The Utah Academy of Physician Assistants is a non-profit, professional organization. It's mission is to promote cost effective, patient oriented, accessible health care, and to promote the professional and personal development of Physician Assistants.
Utah Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)
The Utah AHEC's mission is to improve access to health care in Utah
Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
The Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, commonly known as DOPL, is one of seven agencies within the Utah Department of Commerce. DOPL is legislatively charged to administer and enforce specific laws related to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations and professions. Currently, DOPL issues licenses in approximately 50 categories of licensure.
Utah Hospital and Health Systems Association
Utah Hospitals and Health Systems Association (UHA), is a leader in Utah's diverse healthcare industry. Whether it be health policy initiation or health problem resolution, UHA representatives are visibly seen and heard from at the State Capitol and in the offices of the Utah Department of Health.
Utah Issues is a statewide nonprofit organization, whose mission is to improve the quality of life in Utah by seeking long-term solutions to the problems of poverty through research, education, policy advocacy and community development. Over the years we have worked closely with the State Legislature to provide information on poverty related problems and solutions around issues of affordable housing, health care access, welfare reform, tax policy and poverty in general.
Utah Medical Association
Physicians who care for and about the people of Utah. The purposes of the Utah Medical Association include, bur are not limited to: to be an informational resource for the people of the state of Utah in matters of medical care; to encourage the advancement and dissemination of medical knowledge; to strive for the prevention and cure of disease and improvement of public health; to support the enactment of appropriate medical and health care legislation; to provide effective representation for the members; etc.
Utah Nurses Association
The purpose of the Utah Nurses Association is to advocate for nursing individually and collectively in all aspects of professional practice thereby facilitating quality care.
Utah Telehealth Network
The Utah Telehealth Network (UTN) connects multiple sites in rural Utah with the University of Utah Health Sciences Center via two-way interactive video and the Internet. The UTN has been designed to allow expansion to additional sites in Utah and neighboring states.
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