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National Links

  • 3RNet - The National Rural Recruitment Retention Network (3RNet) is composed of non-profit organizations that help health professionals find practices in rural and under-served areas throughout the country. 3RNet provides these services: Information on Federal, State and Local Loan Forgiveness Programs and other financial incentives Information about communities, lifestyle concerns and practices An understanding of the healthcare environment because we live and work in communities of interest to you Coordination of meaningful site visits Advice on the recruitment process Help finding the best match for your professional interests Our members are State Offices of Rural Health, AHECs, Cooperative Agreement Agencies and Primary Care Associations that help match candidate and community needs. 3RNet members have information on rural and urban under-served areas and assist health care professionals and their families identify resources. We want to meet your personal and professional goals.

  • Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action - A joint initiative of the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is committed to addressing the growing nursing shortage that threatens access to health care and quality of care across the nation.


Federal Government

  • American Public Health Association (APHA) - An association of individuals and organizations working to improve the public's health and to achieve equity in health status for all.
  • Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) - A federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS runs the Medicare and Medicaid programs. CMS also regulates all laboratory testing (except research) performed on humans in the United States.
  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - 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.
  • Healthy People 2020 - The prevention agenda for the Nation. Science-based, 10 year national objectives for improving the health of Americans.
  • Library of Congress
  • THOMAS - Legislative information of the Internet.
  • Health Workforce Information Center - A comprehensive online library that provides easy access to health workforce information.


National Associations

  • American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (URAC) - A 501(c)(3) (non-profit) charitable organization founded in 1990 to establish standards for the health care industry.
  • American College of Healthcare Executives - An international professional society of nearly 30,000 healthcare executives.
  • American Health Care Association-(AHCA) - A federation of affiliated state health organizations, together representing nearly 12,000 non-profit and for-profit assisted living, nursing facility, long term care, and sub acute care providers that care for more than one million elderly and disabled individuals nationally.
  • American Hospital Association (AHA) - The national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities.
  • American Medical Association (AMA) - An advocate for physicians and their patients, working to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of public health.
  • U.S. Department of Labor - The DOL fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States.


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