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Rural Project Examples from The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Hoonah Fun and Fit Partnership
Updated/reviewed February 2017
  • Need: Rural Alaskans are significantly more likely to be obese compared to the rest of the state.
  • Intervention: The rural community of Hoonah, AK, is creating more opportunities for participation in physical activities and community engagement through Hoonah Fun and Fit Partnership.
  • Results: Healthier school menus and various fitness options are being encouraged throughout the community. Community members have reported healthier lifestyles and higher levels of physical activity.
Granville Greenways Walkable Community
Updated/reviewed December 2016
  • Need: Community members ages 40-64 in rural Granville County die earlier from heart disease and diabetes in comparison to the average North Carolinian.
  • Intervention: Granville Greenways was created to promote active lifestyles and more walkable communities.
  • Results: Three greenways have been created, with plans and funding received for the creation of additional walking and biking trails throughout the community.
Black Corals Cancer Education
Added October 2015
  • Need: African American women in rural South Carolina are almost 40% more likely to die from breast cancer and over 3 times more likely to die from cervical cancer than Caucasian women in the state.
  • Intervention: St. James-Santee Family Health Center implemented a breast and cervical cancer screening promotion program called Black Corals.
  • Results: In 2 years, Pap smear and mammogram rates increased by over 10% and missed appointment rates were decreased by over 30%.