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.
Rural Farmers Market Promotes Food Security
Discusses food insecurity and access to healthy foods, with
a focus on how regional farmers markets are helping to
solve those challenges. Includes program examples in
Michigan as well as information about how farmers markets
can partner with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Author(s): Allee Mead Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 09/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Integrated Care in a Frontier Community
Examines the Southeast Health Group (SHG) in La Junta, Colorado, which coordinates physical and behavioral health using patient-centered, wellness-based care coordination to empower patients and promote self-directed care. Focuses on hiring providers who share SHG's philosophy of care, using community resources, and engaging peer support specialists.
Date: 07/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value view details
Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child through CATCH
Highlights the implementation of the Coordinated Approach
To Child Health (CATCH) program, which supports healthy
eating and physical activity in rural Illinois elementary
Author(s): Jenn Lukens Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 04/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Foundation's Place-Based Initiative Focuses on Community Needs
Highlights Healthy Places NC, a Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust program which awards place-based grants to financially-disadvantaged counties in North Carolina to help improve health outcomes.
Author(s): Kate Menzies Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 11/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Community-Wide Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programs and Health Outcomes in a Rural County, 1970-2010.
Describes key elements and outcomes of programs targeting hypertension, cholesterol, and smoking, as implemented in Franklin County, Maine over a 40 year period. Includes statistics with breakdowns by demographics, risk factor reductions, hospitalization rates, and mortality rates, with comparisons between Franklin County and totals for all Maine counties.
Author(s): N. Burgess Record, Daniel K. Onion, Roderick E. Prior, et al. Citation: JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 313(2), 147-155 Date: 01/2015 Type: Document view details
Rural Healthy People 2020: A Companion Document to Healthy People 2020, Volume 1
Provides a rural focus for the Healthy People 2020
priorities. Includes overviews of the top 10 rural health
priority areas identified by rural stakeholders. (Volume
2 discusses priorities 11-20.) Topics addressed
include: health insurance, primary care, emergency
services, nutrition and weight status, diabetes, mental
health, substance abuse, heart disease and stroke, physical
activity, older adults, maternal and child health, and
tobacco use. Each overview includes reviews of the relevant
literature and models that rural communities can use to
address the issues. Document is available for free
download, after providing brief information about intended
Author(s): Jane N. Bolin, Gail Bellamy, Alva O. Ferdinand, Bita Kash, Janet W. Helduser Date: 2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center view details