Other Case Studies and Collections of Program Examples: Community engagement and volunteerism
In addition to RHIhub's Rural Health Models and Innovations
rural program examples, you may also want to browse other case studies, databases, and websites with collections
of health programs.
Each resource listed below uses its own criteria for selecting program examples, which may range from programs
known to be effective based on research to anecdotal accounts. In each resource, you may want to review
information on the level of evidence required for a program's inclusion.
May include non-rural programs that could be applicable to rural health delivery.
Technical Assistance Helps Community #SilencetheShameTN
Features behavioral and mental health programming offered by Henry County Medical Center and the community of Paris, Tennessee. Describes technical assistance and resources provided by the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development program to support this effort.
Author(s): Tami Lichtenberg Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 11/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Rural Renewal: Three Success Stories, Capturing Prosperity/Health
Showcases success stories from 3 rural communities that
sought to address local health concerns, such as inadequate
prenatal care and access to healthy food, and increase
access to healthcare and related services. Describes
community-based initiatives implemented in Nebraska, New
Mexico, and South Carolina.
Author(s): Phillip L. Polakoff, Dennis Berens, David Angelson Date: 01/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: A Healthier WE view details
MPH Students Tackle Real-Life Problems at Oklahoma's Critical Access Hospitals
Presents an overview of an Oklahoma State University (OSU)
program that enables public health students, in conjunction
with the Oklahoma Office of Rural Health (OORH), to address
challenges facing Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in
Oklahoma. Projects are selected based on priorities from
Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs), with past
efforts addressing mental health first aid, healthy eating,
substance use, physical activity, and more.
Author(s): Beth Blevins Date: 03/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health view details
Suppers in Virginia Give Rural Folks a Chance to Meet and Share Information
Describes community suppers, which are events organized by the Virginia State Office of Rural Health (VA SORH) to encourage health-related discussion among rural community members. Topics include wellness, examples of community success, and suggestions for improvement.
Author(s): Beth Blevins Date: 02/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health view details
Promising Practice: Community Cafes in Alaska Give People a Say in Their Health Care
Provides an overview of the first community cafe sponsored
by the Petersburg Medical Center (PMC) in Petersburg,
Alaska, and facilitated by the Alaska State Office of Rural
Health (AK-SORH). Covers the thought process behind the
AK-SORH's idea to facilitate community cafes across the
state. Describes the goals of community cafes: to educate
and receive feedback on a topic chosen by the community,
and learn more about the community's health needs.
Author(s): Beth Blevins Date: 04/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health view details
HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital – Community Diabetes Programs
Highlights a community diabetes program in rural Effingham,
Illinois, that empowers individuals to manage their diabetes
through meeting with a dietitian and connecting them with
other needed resources. Includes information on a
diabetic-friendly food pantry and summarizes the program's
impact, lessons learned, and future goals.
Date: 12/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details