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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Evaluation methods and resources

Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit
Resources and best practices to develop rural mental health programs, with a primary focus on adult mental health. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Philanthropy Toolkit
Shares emerging practices and resources to help rural communities build successful relationships with philanthropies. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination strategies.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Emergency Department Transfer Communication
Provides an overview of the Emergency Department Transfer Communication (EDTC) quality measure for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP). Offers a data specifications manual and training video, as well as Excel-based data collection tools, manual, and training video. Includes a technical expert panel summary and final summary report.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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State Office of Rural Health Proficiencies and Self-Assessment
Provides access to four rubrics, a guide, and an evaluation tool for State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs) to build their competencies and capacity to serve rural populations. Focuses on four target areas including: grants management, information dissemination, funding, and organizational structure.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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CAHMPAS Data Query Tool
Tool allows Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to compare their performance with other hospitals by location, quality measures, community data, and financials. The financials portion requires a login.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Rural Food Access Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities improve access to healthy food. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Aging in Place Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities support aging in place. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Transportation Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help communities develop transportation programs for rural residents to access healthcare and meet other health-related needs. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Tobacco Control and Prevention Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities develop tobacco control and prevention programs. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities develop substance use disorder prevention and treatment programs. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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