Other Case Studies and Collections of Program Examples: Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention
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.
National Program Helps Older Adults in Rural Maine and Hawaii Feel More CAPABLE
Highlights CAPABLE (Community Aging in Place—Advancing Better Living for Elders), a national model that connects low-income older adults with an occupational therapist, registered nurse, and home repair services. Features programs implemented in Hawaii and Maine based on this model.
Author(s): Allee Mead Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 07/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Organizing Complex Care for Rural Populations: A Case Study of Three Montana Communities
Discusses qualitative and quantitative data from
interventions designed to address the complex health and
social needs of residents in three Montana
communities: Kalispell, Billings, and Helena. Covers
patient demographics and patient health information for all
three sites; lessons learned; and experiences from
intervention program staff.
Author(s): Derek DeLia, Jolene Chou Date: 03/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies 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
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
Meadville Medical Center: Care Coordination for Adults and Children
Describes the Meadville Medical Center Community Care Network (CCN), an interdisciplinary team of clinicians who focus on using care coordination to help patients manage chronic conditions and achieve their health and wellness goals. CCN's goal is to engage patients and encourage them to take ownership of their health, thereby reducing hospital readmissions, conserving resources, and improving the health of the population.
Date: 11/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association Rural Health Services view details
Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program Supports Sustainable Change
Provides an overview of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program and the impact several grantees have made in their communities. Discusses how the grantees planned their projects with the goal of sustaining services after the grant funding ends.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 11/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Improving Health in the Mississippi Delta through Powerful Engagement
Describes financial, educational, and healthcare challenges
experienced by residents in the Mississippi Delta.
Discusses the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation, a cancer
awareness and prevention program working in rural, African
American communities to create a network focused on
education, outreach, and advocacy related to cancer.
Date: 10/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute view details