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Rural Health Information Hub

Formerly the
Rural Assistance Center

Evidence-Based Toolkits for Rural Community Health

Step-by-step guides to help you build effective community health. Resources and examples are drawn from evidence-based and promising programs. By learning from programs that are known to be effective, you can make the best use of limited funding and resources.

Rural Community Health Toolkit

Start here for a guide to building rural community health programs to address any type of health issue. Learn how to identify community needs, find evidence-based models, plan and implement your program, evaluate results, and much more.


Access to Care for Rural People with Disabilities

Learn about approaches rural communities can use to improve access to care for people with disabilities.

Care Coordination Toolkit

Find models and program examples for delivering high-quality care across different rural healthcare settings.

Community Health Workers Toolkit

Learn about roles community health workers (CHWs) fill, as well as CHW training approaches.

Diabetes Prevention and Management Toolkit

Find resources and best practices to develop diabetes prevention and management programs in rural areas.

Health Networks and Coalitions Toolkit

Find resources and strategies to help create or expand a rural health network or coalition.

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Toolkit

Learn about strategies and models for rural health promotion and disease prevention in the community, clinic, and workplace.

HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Toolkit

Explore models and resources for implementing HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs in rural communities.

Obesity Prevention Toolkit

Find out how rural communities, schools, and healthcare providers can develop programs to help address obesity.

Oral Health Toolkit

Discover rural oral health approaches that focus on workforce, access, outreach, schools, and more.

Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse Toolkit

Learn about models and resources for developing substance abuse prevention and treatment programs in rural communities.

Services Integration Toolkit

Learn how rural communities can integrate health and human services to increase care coordination, improve health outcomes, and reduce healthcare costs.

Tobacco Control and Prevention Toolkit

Explore program examples and resources for implementing tobacco control and prevention programs in rural areas.