Other Case Studies and Collections of Program Examples: Public health
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.
Wabanaki Public Health Serves Native People, Community, and Culture During COVID-19 Crisis
Features a Maine public health agency that serves five tribal communities and has used federal funding to address a wide range of health issues, including responding to issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses initiatives focused on food access, support for elders, and substance use treatment.
Author(s): Kathryn Rutz Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 09/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub 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
Promising Practice: Educational Partnership Reaches Rural California Communities
Details a promising practice that works to expand health literacy among rural Latinos in California through a partnership between the California State Office of Rural Health and the California Department of Public Health's Office of Binational Border Health. Details the way the program is reaching rural Latinos through community health worker/promotores training.
Date: 08/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health view details
Rural Health Opioid Program Funds Care Coordination Efforts for Recovery
Highlights programs funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy that provide opioid treatment and recovery care coordination. An Ohio program uses care coordination in an existing syringe exchange program and county family drug court, a Kentucky program focuses on helping prisoners, and a Montana program reaches new and expectant mothers.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 09/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Community Care Integration
Profile of Southern Prairie, a 12-county collaboration facilitating integration of health services and community supports in rural southwestern Minnesota through a Medicaid Accountable Care Organization.
Date: 07/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value view details
Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Opioid Overdose: What's Working in the United States
A guide for community leaders, public health, law enforcement, and others working to address the opioid crisis in their community. Identifies evidence-based practices that have been successfully implemented in the U.S. and are effective in reducing rates of opioid overdose. Includes strategies focused on naloxone distribution, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), addressing opioid use in criminal justice settings, syringe services, and more.
Author(s): Jennifer J. Carroll, Traci C. Green, Rita K. Noonan Date: 2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
Staff Sharing Arrangements for Local Public Health
Describes several case studies of local public health organizations' arrangements for sharing health directors, physicians, nurses, inspectors, social workers, or administration staff. Includes descriptions of such arrangements in public health agencies in rural areas of Webster County, Iowa and in 3 adjacent northwestern Oregon counties with a mixture of urban, suburban, and rural areas.
Author(s): Gerald Young, Joshua Franzel Date: 11/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Center for Sharing Public Health Services, Center for State & Local Government Excellence view details