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.
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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.
Previous Winners Type: Website Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials view details
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 view details