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Funding

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
To support research designed to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans, The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provides information that helps people make better decisions about health care.

Alaska Telehealth Advisory Council
To support telehealth projects that benefit Alaskans:

Center for Disease Control
The federal agency, Center for Disease Control (CDC) Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) is responsible for the awarding and administration of CDC’s grants and cooperative agreements and those of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

The Denali Commission
The Denali Commission provides funding and other critical resources needed to support infrastructure needs of communities statewide to ensure all Alaskans receive safe and reliable health care. Expanding the availability of health care services in rural Alaska has been designated as a top priority for Commission.

Office for the Advancement of Telehealth
The federal agency, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT), serves as a leader in Telehealth, a focal point for The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Telehealth activities, and as a catalyst for the wider adoption of advanced technologies in the provision of health care services and education.

Office of Extramural Research
Under the NIH, the Office of Extramural Research (OER) serves as the focal point for policies and guidelines for extramural research grants administration. This office has primary responsibility for the development and implementation of NIH Grants Policy, and coordination of program guidelines.

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT)
ONCHIT was established in 2004 by the President of the United States. It’s purpose is to support measures that promote the widespread use of health information technology, such as electronic health records. In order to reduce medical errors, lower costs and provide better information for consumers and physicians.

National Institutes of Health
A federal agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The National Institutes of Health is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation:

Rasmuson Foundation
The Rasmuson Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to supporting well-managed non-profit organizations in Alaska

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Princeton, N.J.-based The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the largest philanthropy to health and health care in the United States

Rural Utilities Service
Under the U.S. Department of Agriculture, The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Program is specifically designed to meet the educational and health care needs of Rural America.

Telehealth Funding Guide
The OAT “Telehealth Funding Guide” featuring links to many government funding sites.

Telemedicine Information Exchange
Funded by The National Library of Medicine, The Telemedicine Information Exchange (TIE) is a clearinghouse for Telemedicine-related information.

Universal Service Administration Company (USAC)
Provides financial assistance to rural health care organizations for telecommunications services necessary for the provision of health care services at rates comparable to those in urban areas.

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