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Share Successes

Sharing program outcome information will empower community stakeholders to make decisions about the program’s sustainability and whether they will participate in future programs. Program results may also interest others who seek to address similar issues in their own rural communities.

Various dissemination methods may be used to share the successes of community health programs. Programs disseminate project findings at the local, state, and national levels in order to reach as many people as possible.

When sharing successes, it is important to highlight the following:

  • Effectiveness of the program
  • Acceptability in the community
  • Sustainability
  • Program mission

To share results, programs should:

  • Identify their target audience
  • Establish strategic partnerships
  • Develop messages that highlight key aspects of their program
  • Select communication and dissemination mediums

For more information about sharing successes, see the Rural Health Information Hub’s Rural Health Models and Innovations.

Resources to Learn More

Success Story Reporting Made Easier
Website
A tool that can help communities to tell the story of their program and showcase program activities.
Organization(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How to Develop a Success Story
Document
This document describes the important steps needed in order to create and communicate success stories.
Organization(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: 2008