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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.

Case Study: Hospital's School-to-Work Program Aids Young Adults with Disabilities
Presents results from a Project SEARCH program, carried out by York General Health Care Services, located in York, Nebraska, and several other local partners. Shares approaches, key steps, and lessons learned from York General's work with community stakeholders to prepare and transition young adults with disabilities into the healthcare workforce.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bryan Health
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Case Study: Hospital and Fitness Center Join Forces for a Healthy Community
Highlights a partnership between Columbus Community Hospital, located in Columbus, Nebraska, and the YMCA that resulted in a number of additional or improved health and wellness services in the community, including a new fitness center. Shares the key steps, project successes, lessons learned, and more.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Bryan Health, Columbus Community Hospital, YMCA
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NCCDPHP Success Stories
A searchable collection of projects from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Features projects addressing tobacco cessation, healthy eating, physical activity, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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FORHP Grantee Directories and Sourcebooks
A collection of directories that identify and describe Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grantees and their projects. Includes projects funded by the Rural Health Care Services Outreach, Rural Health Network Development, and Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Programs, as well as other FORHP grant programs.
Type: Website
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Rural Health Value: Innovations & Demonstrations
Profiles of rural health delivery and finance innovations and summaries of selected rural health demonstration programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Brownfields Grantee Success Stories
Features EPA-funded projects to restore areas where hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants were present. Includes examples of rural brownfield projects.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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What's Working in Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
A collection of programs aimed at improving the health of communities and reducing the burden of chronic disease.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
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youth.gov Program Directory
Searchable directory of evidence-based programs to prevent and/or reduce delinquency or other problem behaviors in young people. Includes programs addressing mental health and substance abuse issues.
Type: Website
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AHA Community Connections
Provides access to case studies spotlighting hospitals and health systems (some are in rural areas) that have successfully collaborated with local community organizations to promote care coordination, wellness, and prevention. Website also includes tools and resources to help healthcare facilities be accountable and transparent to their communities and deliver quality care.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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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: Database
Sponsoring organization: National Cancer Institute
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