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Other Case Studies and Collections of Program Examples

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.

Evidence-Based Cancer Control Programs
A searchable database of cancer control interventions and program materials, designed to provide program planners and public health practitioners easy and immediate access to program materials. Includes programs used in rural settings.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Cancer Institute
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County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
County-by-county information on health outcomes and health factors. Each county is ranked within its state. Includes data related to length of life, quality of life, clinical care, health behaviors, social and economic factors that impact health, and the physical environment. State Health Gaps reports explore differences in health among counties for each state. Also includes examples of how the rankings have been used and of effective programs and policies to improve health.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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The Community Guide
Shares effective methods for improving population health and addressing public health issues using an informed, evidence-based approach from the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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IHS Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Success Stories
A collection of best practices, promising practices, local case studies, resources, and policies concerning healthcare for Native American communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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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
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AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange
Provides access to downloadable databases and resources to assist with the implementation of new and better ways of delivering healthcare.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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NACCHO Model Practices Database
Lists effective and innovative public health practices which are searchable by state, year, and size. Includes approaches used in rural areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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USDA Rural Development Success Stories
Collection featuring initiatives and projects made possible through USDA Rural Development funding.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Rural Development
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National Health Service Corps Stories
Videos highlighting the communities served by the National Health Service Corps and the NHSC clinicians providing care.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Health Service Corps
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Rural Monitor
Newsletter of the Rural Health Information Hub, with articles focused on healthcare and population health in rural communities.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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