Other Case Studies and Collections of Program Examples: Social determinants of 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.
Partnering to Improve Health and Wellbeing via Community Based Care Coordination in Rural Minnesota
Case study featuring Winona Health, an independent, community-owned, and vertically integrated healthcare system serving rural Minnesota. Describes efforts underway to address the social determinants of health in the community through the Winona Wellbeing Collaborative. Also discusses efforts to build intercultural skill throughout the Winona Health organization.
Date: 01/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details
Getting in Front of COVID-19: Addressing Social Determinants of Health to Save the Lives of Seniors
Presents an overview of Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District's (SoHum Health) efforts to proactively meet the needs of seniors sheltered-in-place due to COVID-19. Describes how SoHum Health has repurposed facilities and staff, and partners with local Humboldt County, California, organizations, to determine the needs of local seniors and make deliveries of groceries and medications. Discusses contingency plans in the event of a COVID-19 surge.
Date: 04/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details
Rural Mental Health Network: Expanding and Strengthening Care Coordination
Highlights the Rural Mental Health Network in Missouri
through an interview with its director. Addresses the
network's focus on care coordination for social
determinants of health needs, challenges, accomplishments,
the role of Community Health Workers (CHWs), lessons
learned, and more.
Date: 03/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details
Using Upstream Quality Improvement to Address Transportation
Module 5 in a series of video trainings for clinicians on how they can help address the social determinants of health. This segment discusses transportation and addresses rural issues. Includes a case study conversation with Jill Lord, director of community health at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in Vermont.
Date: 02/2019 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details
Rural Health Network Thrives on Innovation in Whole-Person Care
Profiles a rural health network in Missouri that includes social service support at four of their clinics. Offers an overview of how the program began, highlights their innovative approaches to addressing community needs, and discusses network sustainability.
Date: 02/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value view details
Ensuring Access to Care: Wagner Community Memorial Hospital – Avera, Wagner, S.D.
Describes Wagner Community Memorial Hospital – Avera
(WCMH-A), a 20-bed Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in
Wagner, South Dakota, that works to ensure access to care
while addressing the social determinants of health for the
populations they serve. Shares strategies and collaborative
efforts to address the community's needs through the use of
telemedicine, housing and economic development, population
health, and access to primary care.
Date: 05/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association Rural Health Services view details
Innovations in Rural Health System Development: Federally Qualified Health Center Initiatives
Reports on Maine's Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Discusses strategies for workforce recruitment and retention, serving high-need patient populations, addressing critical community needs, and providing services that address the social determinants of health. Provides various examples of programs from across the state.
Author(s): Sara Kahn-Troster, Amanda Burgess, Andrew Coburn Date: 09/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Maine Health Access Foundation, Muskie School of Public Service Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy view details
Promising Practice: Helping Rural Hawaii THRIVE
Illustrates how community forums sponsored by the Hawaii Public Health Institute (HPHI) and supported by the Hawaii State Office of Primary Care and Rural Health (HI OPCRH) provide a venue for sharing "stories of health" to improve health and wellness in the state. Describes the THRIVE (Tools for Health Resilience in Vulnerable Environments) method used to develop multi-sector partnerships, particularly the opportunity to collectively focus on health equity, facilitate an understanding of social determinants of health, and establish a foundation for future action.
Author(s): Beth Blevins Date: 08/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health view details