Special Populations Resource Guide

Information for Special and Vulnerable Populations

The resource guide was developed for health center staff to better assist underserved and neglected communities and populations.  The guide provides links to governmental agencies, nonprofit organization, and state and national organizations that provide assistance and services to migrant and seasonal agricultural workers, those experiencing homelessness, public housing residents, Asian & Pacific Islander communities, LGBTQ+  populations, low income families and school-aged children.


     

Panhandle

Benewah, Bonner, Boundary,
Kootenai & Shoshone counties  

North Central

Clearwater, Idaho, Latah,
Lewis & Nez Perce counties   

Southwest

Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee,
Payette & Washington counties  

Central

Ada, Boise, Elmore
& Valley

South Central

Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome,
Lincoln, Minidoka & Twin Falls counties

Southeastern

Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham,
Caribou, Franklin, Oneida & Power counties

Eastern

Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont,
Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison & Teton counties

   


 

 

Special Populations Resources

| Resources for All

2-1-1 Idaho CareLine
American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho
Assistance League of Boise
Boise Rescue Mission Ministries
Capital Link
Catholic Charities of Idaho
Health Outreach Partners
Idaho Community Action Network
Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
Idaho Regional Behavioral Health Boards
MHP Salud
National Association of Community Health Centers
National Library of Medicine
The Idaho Foodbank
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Vetrans Resource Centers of America

| Homeless Individuals

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved
Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority
Boise Housing & Community Development
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS/HIV
National Alliance to End Homelessness
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

| Migratory & Seasonal Agricultural Workers

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Farmworker Justice
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Hispanic Women's Corporation
Idaho Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care
Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs
Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Idaho Rural Health Association
Idaho Rural Partnership
Mexican Consulate
Migrant Clinicians Network
National Advisory Council on Migrant Health
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
National Center for Farmworker Health
National Council of La Raza
National Latino Behavioral Health Association
Rural Health Information Hub
Women of Color Alliance

| Public Housing Residents

Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority
Boise Housing & Community Development
Community Health Partners for Sustainability
Corporation for Supportive Housing
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS/HIV
National Center for Health in Public Housing
National Housing Law Project
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

 


 

 

Vulnerable Populations

| Asian Americans, Hawaiians & Pacific Islanders

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Asian American Civic Association
Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund
Center for Asian Pacific American Women
Federal Asian Pacific American Council
Hawaii Community Foundation
National Coalition for Asian American Community Deveopment
National Diabetes Education Program for Asian Americans, Hawaiians & Pacidic Islanders

| Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer

Directory of AIDS Drug Assistance Programs
Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS/HIV
National Coalition for LGBT Health
National LGBT Cancer Network
National LGBT Health Education Center
National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
Pride Foundation
The Community Center

| Low Income Families

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved
Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority
Boise Housing & Community Development
Community Health Partners for Sustainability
Corporation for Supportive Housing
Directory of AIDS Drug Assistance Programs
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS/HIV
Idaho Association of the Education of Young Children
Idaho Rural Health Association
Idaho Rural Partnership
National Center for Health in Public Housing
Rural Health Information Hub

| School-aged Children

Assistance League of Boise
Family Voices
Idaho Association of the Education of Young Children
Idaho Children's Trust Fund
Idaho Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
Idaho Head Start Association
Idaho Parents Unlimited
Idaho State Department of Education
School-Based Health Alliance

 


 

 

Resources

2-1-1 Idaho Care Line

Address: PO Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720
Phone: 2-1-1 or 208-332-7205

Contact

The 2-1-1 Idaho Care Line, a free statewide community information and referral service, is a program of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Their comprehensive database includes programs that offer free or low cost health and human services, such as rental assistance, energy assistance, medical assistance, food, clothing, child care, emergency shelter, and more.

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

Address: 540 Gaither Rd., Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 427-1364

Contact

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable. AHRQ works within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.

American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho

Address: 770 S. 13th St., Boise, ID 83708
Phone: (208) 433-4351

Contact

The ACLU of Idaho is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU of Idaho, through its public education program, works in communities across the state ensuring that all Idahoans are educated and informed about their civil rights. They believe that it is important for the community to know which civil liberties issues affect them locally, and how they can become involved to create change.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Address: One Kaiser Plaza #850, Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (415) 954-9988

Contact

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) works with communities to influence policy and strengthen community-based organizations to achieve health equity for AAs and NHPIs across the country. By providing policy and political analysis, research and data support, and effective communications strategies, APIAHF supports local AA and NHPI communities to have an influence on local, state, and national policy. And by providing grants, training, technical assistance, and consulting, APIAHF is a key source of resources for communities.

Asian American Civic Association

Address: 87 Tyler St., Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 426-9492

Contact

The Asian American Civic Association (AACA) provides limited English speaking and economically disadvantaged people with education, occupational training and social services enabling them to realize lasting economic self-sufficiency. AACA has served and advocated for the needs of immigrants and other economically disadvantaged people since 1967. Today AACA serves clients from over 125 countries. Focused on economic self-sufficiency and participation in American society, AACA provides a range of services to strengthen communities.

Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund

Address: 99 Hudson St., 12th Floor, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 966-5932

Contact

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), founded in 1974, is an national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education and organization, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.

Assistance League of Boise

Address: PO Box 140104, Boise, ID 83714
Phone: (208) 377-4327

Contact

The Assistance League of Boise is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through philanthropic programs. The organization supports seven community-based programs benefiting everyone from infants to adults residing in Ada County and the surrounding area. Programs provide clothing, school supplies, household items, and hearing aids.

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved

Address: 1420 Spring Hill Rd. #600,
Tysons Corner, VA 22102
Phone: (844) 422-8247

Contact

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved is a transdisciplinary organization of clinicians, advocates and healthcare organizations that provide health care for the underserved. Our programs include professional education, clinical tools, advocacy, patient education, training and technical assistance. ACU is a nonprofit organization of clinicians united in a common mission to improve the health of America’s underserved populations and to enhance the development and support of the health care clinicians serving these populations.

Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority

Address: 1276 W. River St. #300, Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 345-4907

Contact

The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority (BCACHA) works to enhance the community by providing safe and affordable housing and fostering self sufficiency and stability for people in need. Services include housing grants, educational scholarships and protection from housing abuse or fraud.

Boise Housing & Community Development

Address: 1276 W. River St. #300, Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 570-6830

Contact

The Housing & Community Development is a division of Boise's Planning & Development Services Department. They support a diverse range of issues affecting our community, from affordable housing to social and human services.

Boise Rescue Mission Ministries

Address: PO Box 1494, Boise, ID 83701
Phone: (208) 343-2389

Contact

Boise Rescue Mission Ministries (BRM), founded in 1958, is a nonprofit organization committed to meeting the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs of individuals in the Boise and Nampa areas. BRM offers food, housing, counseling and addiction recovery services for men and women experiencing homelessness and poverty.

Capital Link

Address: 40th Court St. 10th Floor, Boston, MA 83701
Phone: (617) 422-0325

Contact

Capital Link is a national, non-profit organization that has worked with hundreds of health centers and Primary Care Associations over the past 15 years to plan capital projects, finance growth and identify ways to improve performance. Established through the community health center movement, Capital Link is dedicated to strengthening and expanding high-quality, community based healthcare in a rapidly changing marketplace.

Catholic Charities of Idaho

Address: PO Box 190123, Boise, ID 83719
Phone: (208) 345-6031

Contact

Catholic Charities of Idaho (CCI) strengthens families and individuals and engages communities to break the cycle of poverty. CCI provides a variety of services to all people regardless of religion, age, gender, disability, race/ethnicity, income or background. Services include immigration assistance and counseling.

Center for Asian Pacific American Women

Contact

The Center for Asian Pacific American Women is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to the enhancement and enrichment of leadership skills for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women through education, networking, and mentorship. For over 20 years, the Center has provided a variety of professional development programs – from one day regional conferences to national leadership summits to intensive training institutes –  to address the specific needs of AAPI women across the country. The Center’s vision is to develop ethical and compassionate AAPI women to take leadership roles in the private and public sectors. 

Community Health Partners for Sustainability

Contact

Community Health Partners for Sustainability knows that many changes have taken place in health care and public housing, and with more changes on the horizon, they understand that there will be a need to further adapt practices in order to continue to provide high-quality care through safety net health centers. Community Health Partners for Sustainability provides training and technical assistance to connect health centers with a community working on these same issues.

Corporation for Supportive Housing

Address: 61 Broadway #2300 New York, NY 10006
Phone: (212) 986-2966

Contact

The Corporation for Supportive Housing, aims to advance housing solutions that deliver three powerful outcomes: improving the lives of vulnerable populations, maximize public resources to serve more people and to ensure strong and healthy communities across the country.

Directory of AIDS Drug Assistance Programs

Contact

The Directory of AIDS Drug Assistance Program provides HIV-related service and approved medications to more than half a million people in need annually. Working in cooperation with state, city and local organizations they help people with HIV/AIDS without sufficient healthcare coverage or financial resources, provide grants to emerging communities and improve the quality and availability of HIV/AIDS healthcare and support services.

Family Voices

Address: PO Box 37188, Albuquerque, NM 87176
Phone: (505) 872-4774

Contact

Family Voices is a national, nonprofit, family-led organization promoting quality health care for all children and youth, particularly those with special health care needs. Working with family leaders and professional partners at the local, state, regional, and national levels since 1992, Family Voices has brought a respected family perspective to improving health care programs and policies and ensuring that health care systems include, listen to, and honor the voices of families.

Farmworker Justice

Address: 1126 16th St. NW #270, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 293-5420

Contact

Farmworker Justice is a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower migrant and seasonal farmworkers to improve their living and working conditions, immigration status, health, occupational safety, and access to justice.

Federal Asian Pacific American Council

Address: PO Box 23184, Washington, DC 20026
Contact

The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC), founded in 1985, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization representing the civilian and military Asian Pacific American (APA) employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments. FAPAC is organized for educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The primary purpose of FAPAC is to serve as an interagency association within the Federal Government, providing a focus for over thirty ethnically distinct groups originating from Asian and Pacific regions as recognized by the United States Bureau of the Census.

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Address: 5600 Fishers Ln., Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: (877) 974-2742

Contact

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) was created in 1987 to advise the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on health care issues impacting rural communities. Focusing on access to quality care and health professionals, viability of rural hospitals, and the effect of the Department’s proposed rules and regulations--including Medicare and Medicaid--on access to and financing of health care in rural areas. In line with the mission of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), FORHP helps increase access to care for underserved populations and build health care capacity.

Hawaii Community Foundation

Address: 827 Fort St. Mall, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 537-6333

Contact

The Hawaii Community Foundation helps people make a difference by inspiring the spirit of giving and by investing in people and solutions to benefit every Island community. The Foundation strives to use both our heads and our hearts to help Hawaii in meaningful and measurable ways. Using the collective wisdom from our network of supporters, we are able to make effective decisions, powered by philanthropic passion, to improve our communities.

Health Outreach Partners

Address: 1970 Broadway St. #200, Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 268-0091

Contact

Health Outreach Partners (HOP) is a national non-profit health organization providing training, consultation, and informational services to community-based organizations striving to improve the quality of life of hard-to-reach populations. Since 1970, HOP has been at the forefront of elevating the importance of outreach, recognizing the critical role it plays in facilitating case management, primary care, health prevention and social services to underserved communities. By professionalizing outreach services, HOP has established itself as the leader in enhancing health organizations' ability to successfully reach farmworkers and other vulnerable populations and offer critically-needed services.

Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality

Address: 1100 H. St. NW #540, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 600-8037

Contact

Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, founded in 1981 as the American Association of Physicians for Human Rights, with the mission of ensuring equality in healthcare for LGBT individuals and healthcare professionals. It is the world's largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) healthcare professionals.

Hispanic Women's Corporation

Address: 4545 N. 36th St. #108, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: (602) 945-7995

Contact

The Hispanic Women's Corporation (HWC) was founded in 1981 to address the unique social and cultural challenges and opportunities of Hispanic women. Nationally recognized, HWC actively seeks to ensure that Hispanic women be active and vital participants of the workforce and marketplace; recognize and address the challenges and opportunities inherent in the diverse cultural, social, and linguistic heritage of Hispanic women; promote the potential of Hispanics within the education system, workforce, and community; and ensure the continued participation and support of its programs by the business community and the larger community.

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS

Address: PO Box 6943, Boise, ID 83707
Phone: (855) 505-4700

Contact

The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program strives to fulfill the housing and service needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. Long-term rental assistance is offered while supportive services center around ensuring participants are able to retain their housing status. This resource is made available through sponsor organizations throughout the State of Idaho that specialize in HIV/AIDS related services and/or low-income rental assistance programs.

Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children

Address: 4355 W. Emerald St. #250, Boise, ID 83706
Phone: (208) 345-1090

Contact

The Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (Idaho AEYC) advocates on behalf of children, families and those who work on behalf of young children. Up-front investments in quality care and early education translate into direct returns for the state, Idaho’s communities and society as a whole. Idaho AEYC works to improve the quality of child care and raise awareness about the importance of early education, provides parents with information about what quality child care is and what to look for while selecting a child care provider, referrals to child care facilities to match the priorities of the family, and connections to other early care and education organizations.

Idaho Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care

Address: 450 W. State St., 4th Floor, Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-0669

Contact

The Idaho Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care supports rural health clinics through offering provider incentives, loan repayment programs, information and resource sharing, and public referrals to rural clinics.

Idaho Children's Trust Fund

Address: PO Box 2015, Boise, ID 83701
Phone: (208) 386-9317

Contact

The Idaho Children's Trust Fund (ICTF) aims to prevent child abuse and neglect before it occurs. ICTF provides grants, training and technical assistance to programs throughout the state that work directly with children and their families. The ICTF also coordinates statewide awareness activities and brings together parents, practitioners and other community members to learn about best practices for prevention.

Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs

Address: 2399 S. Orchard St. #102, Boise, ID 83720
Phone: (208) 334-3776

Contact

The Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs is a non-partisan state agency providing services to the Hispanic Community and serving as a liaison between the community and government entities. Working toward economic, educational, and social equality, the Commission identifies and monitors programs and legislation, and researches problems and issues facing Idaho's Hispanic community. The Commission identifies solutions and provides recommendations to the governor, legislature, and other organizations concerning issues facing the State's Hispanic population.

Idaho Community Action Network

Address: 3450 West Hill Rd., Boise, ID 83703
Phone: (208) 385-9146

Contact

The Idaho Community Action Network (ICAN) was founded in January 1999 through a merger of Idaho Citizen's Network and Idaho Hunger Action Council. ICAN is a member-based nonprofit organization. With over 2,000 members state-wide, our purpose is to educate and advocate on issues of social, racial, and economic justice, and to eliminate poverty in Idaho. Our members speak with a united voice on issues that directly impact their lives. ICAN encourages members to become effective leaders in their local communities through trainings and education.

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare

Address: 1720 N. Westgate Dr., Boise, ID 83704
Phone: (208) 334-8845

Contact

The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare offeres programs and services designed to help people live healthy and be productive, strengthening individuals, families and communities. Idaho's health and human services are a partnership. The department teams with other agencies and human service providers to meet the needs in each community.

Idaho Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

Address: 704 N. 7th St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 433-8845

Contact

The Idaho Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health works to develop a coalition of groups and individuals to educate policy makers, professional organizations, legislators, educators, and the public about the needs of children with emotional, behavioral, and mental disorders and their families. Fundamental to the Idaho Federation of Families is a focus on family participation and support. The Federation believes that policies, legislation, funding and service systems must utilize the strengths of families by ensuring all families are equal partners in planning services, viewing a child as a whole person, empowering families and children to make the best decisions for their lives and encouraging innovative programming to increase options for service.

Idaho Food Bank

Address: 3562 S. TK Ave., Boise, ID 83705
Phone: (208) 336-9643

Contact

The Idaho Foodbank is an independent, donor-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1984, and is the largest distributor of free food assistance in Idaho. From warehouses in Boise, Lewiston and Pocatello, the Foodbank has distributed more than 135 million pounds of food to Idaho families through a network of more than 230 community-based partners. These include rescue missions, church pantries, emergency shelters and community kitchens. The Foodbank also operates direct-service programs that promote healthy families and communities through good nutrition.

Idaho Head Start Association

Address: 2417 Bank Dr. #B1, Boise, ID 83705
Phone: (208) 345-1182

Contact

The Idaho Head Start Association is part of the national Head Start program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families.

Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Address: 315 Stampede Dr., Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: (208) 323-1337

Contact

The Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization primarily focused on the needs of the Hispanic business community for the good of all business in Idaho. The increasing Hispanic population has made a significantly greater impact on the state's economic picture. The influence of Latinos by way purchasing power and the establishment of a great number of new Latino-owned businesses prompted the creation of the organization.

Idaho Parents Unlimited

Address: 4619 Emerald St., #E, Boise, ID 83706
Phone: (208) 342-5884

Contact

Idaho Parents Unlimited (IPU) is a statewide organization which houses the Idaho Parent Training and Information Center, the Family to Family Health Information Center, Idaho Family Voices, the Creative Access Art Center, and VSA Idaho, the State Organization on Arts and Disability.  IPUL ensures that parents of children with disabilities receive training and information on their rights, responsibilities, and protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in order to develop the skills necessary to cooperatively and effectively participate in planning and decision making relating to early intervention, educational, and transitional services.

Idaho Regional Behavioral Health Boards

Address: 1720 N. Westgate Dr., Boise, ID 83704
Phone: (208) 334-8845

Contact

The Idaho Regional Behavioral Health Boards are governmental agencies that advise state behavioral authorities on the behavioral health needs of the population, advise on the planning and implementation of programs, promote investments into behavioral health at the state and local level, identify need and recommend service enhancements, and assist the Planning Council with planning system improvement.

Idaho Rural Health Association

Address: PO Box 2012, Eagle, ID 83616
Phone: (208) 921-6359

Contact

The Idaho Rural Health Association strives to provide leadership on issues related to rural health in Idaho through advocacy, communication, and education.

Idaho Rural Partnership

Address: 1090 E. Watertower St. #100, Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: (208) 332-1730

Contact

The Idaho Rural Partnership (IRP) joins diverse public and private resources in innovative collaborations to strengthen communities and improve life in rural Idaho.

Idaho State Department of Education

Address: 650 W. State St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 332-6960

Contact

The State Department of Education has created programs to build on the strengths of Idaho students and school personnel by establishing safe, positive learning environments before, during and after school. Students are far more likely to realize their academic and life skills potential in a supportive school climate that is safe and free from violence, drugs and alcohol.

Mexican Consulate

Address: 701 Morrison Knudsen Plaza Dr., Suite 102, Boise, ID 83712
Phone: (208) 343-6228

Contact

The Consulate of Mexico serves the Mexican community to ensure their protection and documentation needs are met. The Consulate also provides advocacy and cultural identity to strengthen ties and encourage a better understanding of the country in this dynamic region in the northwest of the American Union diffusion.

MHP Salud

Address: P.O. Box 3446, Pasco, WA 99302
Phone: (800) 461-8394

Contact

MHP Salud implements and runs Community Health Worker programs. These programs provide peer health education, increase access to health resources and bring community members closer.  Together, health providers, employers and policymakers create positive changes. Community leaders, called Community Health Workers or Promotores(as), provide the inspiration, direction and vision necessary to build stronger, healthier communities from within. MHP Salud also has extensive experience offering health organizations training and technical assistance on Community Health Worker programming tailored to their specific needs.

Migrant Clinicians Network

Address: 5911 Malloy Avenue, Ferndale, WA 98248
Phone: (512) 327-2017

Contact

The Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) functions as a global organization with more than 10,000 participants whose work is overseen by a board of directors comprised of frontline clinicians, researchers, policy makers and academics with experience in and commitment to migrant health.  MCN engages in research, develops appropriate resources, advocates for migrants and clinicians, engages outside partners, and runs programs that support clinical care on the frontline of migrant health.

National Advisory Council on Migrant Health

Address: 5600 Fishers Ln., Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: (877) 974-2742

Contact

The National Advisory Council on Migrant Health advises, consults, and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the HRSA Administrator, concerning the organization, operation, selection, and funding of migrant health centers and other entities assisted under section 330(g) of the Public Health Service Act.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health

Address: 1501 16TH St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (866) 783-2645

Contact

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the premier science-based and community-driven organization that focuses on the best health for all.  Community-based members provide services to more than 15 million Hispanics throughout the U.S. every year and national organization members provide services to more than 100 million people annually.

National Alliance to End Homelessness

Address: 1518 K. St. NW 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 638-1526

Contact

The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States.

National Association of Community Heath Centers

Address: 7501 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 1100W, Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 347-0400

Contact

The National Association of Community Heath Centers (NACHC), organized in 1971, works with a network of state health center and primary care organizations to serve health centers and provide a unified voice and common source for research, information, training and advocacy.

National Center for Farmworker Health

Address: 1770 FM 967, Buda, TX 78610
Phone: (512) 312-2700

Contact

The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH), established in 1975, is dedicated to improving the health status of farmworker families by providing informational services and products to a network of more than 500 migrant health center service sites in the United States as well as organizations, universities, researchers, and individuals involved in farmworker health.

National Center for Health in Public Housing

Address: 2111 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 812-8822

Contact

The National Center for Health in Public Housing (NCHPH), a project of North American Management, is supported in part by a cooperative agreement grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Address: 2175 K. Street, NW, 513A, Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 994-4119

Contact

The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) integrates the expertise of healthcare, public health and legal professionals and staff to address and prevent health-harming social and legal needs for patients, clinics and populations. By partnering together, healthcare, public health and legal institutions transform the healthcare system’s response to social determinants of health.

National Coalition for Asian American Community Development

Address: 1628 16th St., NW 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 223-2442

Contact

The National Coalition for Asian American Community Deveopment (CAPACD) mission is to improve the quality of life for low-income Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by promoting economic vitality, civic and political participation, and racial equity. As a national intermediary, they provide training, technical assistance, tools, and resources to community-based organizations that serve and represent AAPI communities. They build coalitions, publish original research, and advance a national policy agenda that promotes economic, racial, and social justice.

National Coalition for LGBT Health

Address: 2000 S. St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 232-6749

Contact

The National Coalition for LGBT Health is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals through federal and local advocacy, education and research. The Coalition strives to address the entire LGBT community, including individuals of every sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity and age regardless of disability, income, education and geography.

National Council of La Raza

Address: 1126 16th St., NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 785-1670

Contact

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR)—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.  Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations, NCLR reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.  To achieve its mission, NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective in five key areas—assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health.

National Diabetes Education Program for Asian Americans, Hawaiians & Pacific Islanders

Address: 1600 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: (800) 232-4636

Contact

The National Diabetes Education Program has designed diabetes prevention and management resources specifically for AANHPI communities. Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) have higher rates of diabetes than non-Hispanic white Americans. Diabetes is the 5th leading cause of death for these populations. Statistics from 2010-2012 show that 16.5 percent of Asian American adults had diabetes, compared to 9.5 percent of non-Hispanic whites. These resources can be used by community health workers, diabetes educators, and health care providers to meet the needs of these groups.

National Health Care for the Homeless Council

Address: PO Box 60427, Nashville, TN 37206
Phone: (615) 226-2292

Contact

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is a network of more than 10,000 doctors, nurses, social workers, patients, and advocates who share the mission to eliminate homelessness. Since 1986 we have been the leading organization to call for comprehensive health care and secure housing for all. We produce leading research in the field and provide the highest level of training and resources related to care for persons experiencing homelessness.

National Housing Law Project

Address: 703 Market St. #2000, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 546-7000

Contact

The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) is a nonprofit national housing and legal advocacy center established in 1968. Our mission is to advance housing justice for poor people by increasing and preserving the supply of decent, affordable housing, improving existing housing conditions, including physical conditions and management practices, expanding and enforcing low-income tenants' and homeowners' rights, and increasing housing opportunities for racial and ethnic minorities.

National Latino Behavioral Health Association

Address: 6555 Robin St., Cochiti Lake, NM 87083
Phone: (505) 980-5156

Contact

The National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA) was established to fill a need for a united national voice for Latino populations in the behavioral health arena and to bring attention to the great disparities that in areas of access, utilization, practice-based research, and adequately trained personnel.  NLBHA works to influence national behavioral health policy, eliminate disparities in funding and access to services, and improve the quality of services and treatment outcomes for Latino populations.

National LGBT Cancer Network

Address: 136 W. 16th St. #1E, New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 675-2633

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The National LGBT Cancer Network works to improve the lives of LGBT cancer survivors and those at risk by educating the LGBT community about our increased cancer risks and the importance of screening and early detection, training health care providers to offer more culturally-competent, safe and welcoming care and advocating for LGBT survivors in mainstream cancer organizations, the media and research.

National LGBT Health Education Center

Address: 1340 Boylston St., Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Phone: (617) 927-6354

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The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

National Library of Medicine

Address: 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 496-4000

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The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. In addition, the Library coordinates a 6,000-member National Network of Libraries of Medicine that promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States.

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

Address: 305 Seventh Ave. 6th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 741-2247

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The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults. Established in 2010 through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBT organizations and LGBT older adults.

Pride Foundation

Address: PO Box 182, Boise, ID 83701
Phone: (208) 914-0442

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The Pride Foundation is a Northwest leader in the pursuit of equality for the LGBTQ community. As a donor-supported community foundation and a catalyst for change, they support philanthropy, programs, and individuals that help people find joy and strength in who they are. They offer scholarship opportunities, grants, community development and fellowships to help youth in the community.

Rural Health Information Hub

Address: 1301 N. Colombia Rd. Stop 9037, Grand Forks, ND 58202
Phone: (800) 270-1989

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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. RHIhub provides access to current and reliable resources and tools to help you learn about rural health needs and work to address them.

School-Based Health Alliance

Address: 1010 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 600 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 638-5872

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School-Based Health Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that was founded in 1995. We are the national voice for school-based health care. We serve the school-based health care field by providing technical assistance, resources, and trainings so they can provide the best-quality health care to their patients. In addition, we advocate for policies on the local, state, and federal level that strengthen school health. We support our technical assistance and advocacy work—and the entire school-based health care field—through quality research and evaluation.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration - Homeless Resource

Address: 5600 Fishers Ln., Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: (877) 726-4727

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The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

The Community Center

Address: 280 N. 8th St. #130, Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 336-3870

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The Community Center is committed to uniting the LGBT community, providing a regularly updated referral directory for medical, counseling, and legal assistance. We also provide information for LGBTQA individuals considering relocation to Idaho, as well as, for employers and organizations with a desire to encourage diversity. With your generous, ongoing support we can continue improving the quality of lives for our neighbors and friends.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Address: 200 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC, 20201
Phone: (877) 696-6775

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The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) aims to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. They fulfill that mission by providing effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services. HHS administers more than 100 programs across its operating divisions. HHS programs protect the health of all Americans and provide essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

Address: 451 7th St. SW, Washington, DC 20410
Phone: (202) 708-1112

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The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.

U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

Address: 301 7th St. SW Room 2080, Washington, DC 20407
Phone: (202) 708-4663

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The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness coordinates and catalyzes the federal response to homelessness, working in close partnership with Cabinet Secretaries and other senior leaders across our 19 federal member agencies.

Veterans Resource Centers of America

Address: PO Box 378, Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Phone: (707) 578-2785

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The Veterans Resource Centers of America is a community based veteran’s service agency with a 40 year history of providing veteran programs. We strive to engage veterans and their families in a process of healing and growth that celebrates their individuality, identifies all barriers to success, mitigates those barriers, and challenges each participant to live to their utmost potential.

Women of Color Alliance

Phone: (202) 708-4663
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The Women of Color Alliance (WOCA) brings together a diverse group of women to work collectively to create economic and social change in Idaho.