Skip to main content

Other Case Studies and Collections of Program Examples: Infrastructure

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.

2017 Impact Report: Measuring the Economic and Human Impact of Nonprofit Organizations in Rural America
Highlights key federal programs that support affordable housing and community infrastructure, including water and wastewater disposal. Features 23 successful rural housing programs, describing their work and impact, including health-related improvements and services.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Housing Coalition
view details
Planning for Transportation Together: Collaborating to Address Transportation and Economic Resilience
Expands on the definition of economic development in transportation, and provides case studies demonstrating how state agencies, regional and rural planning and development organizations can work together to develop transportation facilities, infrastructure, and services to create jobs, improve access to employment, education, and community services including healthcare.
Author(s): Carrie Kissel, Brett Schwartz, Sara James, Susan Dyer
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Development Organizations
view details
A Participatory Regional Partnership Approach to Promote Nutrition and Physical Activity Through Environmental and Policy Change in Rural Missouri
A case study of Healthier Missouri Communities (Healthier MO), a community-based research project in 12 counties in rural southeast Missouri. Describes a group process to identify and select promising evidence-based interventions to promote nutrition and physical activity.
Author(s): Ellen K. Barnidge, Elizabeth A. Baker, Amy Estlund, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 12
Date: 06/2015
Type: Document
view details
Results of the Community Facilities Program FY 2009-2011
Describes projects that were funded through USDA Rural Development's Community Facilities Program, which supports essential infrastructure and services for public use (including healthcare, education, public safety, and public services) in rural areas of 20,000 in population or less. Projects were granted in every state, plus Puerto Rico, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, and American Samoa.
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Rural Development
view details
Rural Community Assistance Partnership Success Stories
Examples of successful projects that have addressed rural environmental health, water systems, and waste disposal.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Community Assistance Partnership
view details
Rural Community Assistance Corporation: Rural Stories
Shares stories of rural communities working together to overcome major challenges. Project topics include infrastructure, housing, disaster relief, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
view details