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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Evaluation methods and resources

Rural Health Networks and Coalitions Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities develop or expand a rural health network or coalition. 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 HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Toolkit
Provides information, strategies, and resources to help rural communities implement HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs. Identifies program models and examples that span the HIV/AIDS care continuum. Discusses program implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Access to Care for Rural People with Disabilities Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities improve access to care for people with disabilities. 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 Diabetes Prevention and Management Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities develop and implement diabetes prevention and management 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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Quality Check-Up Tool
Tool used for the self-evaluation of community health programs, for the purpose of promoting quality in mobile health clinics, identifying public health strengths, and identifying quality improvement goals for strategic planning. Defines 5 of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' 9 aims for public health quality.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Harvard Medical School
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Rural Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural areas develop health promotion and disease prevention programs in community, clinic, and workplace settings. 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 Care Coordination Toolkit
Provides supporting resources and best practices designed to help identify and implement a rural care coordination program. Consists of several modules each concentrating on different aspects of care coordination programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Oral Health Toolkit
Designed to help identify an appropriate model and implement an oral health program in your rural community. Contains seven modules: an overview of oral health in rural communities, models and ways to adapt them, resources for implementing programs, sustainability strategies, an evaluation framework, dissemination methods, and examples of programs that have been implemented in rural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Obesity Prevention Toolkit
Contains seven modules that concentrate on different aspects of obesity prevention programs. Shares best practices from successful obesity prevention programs in clinical, school, and community settings.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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On Center
This blog serves as a tool for conversation between the National Rural Health Resource Center and its customers and partners. Contributions from staff focus on performance improvement, health information technology, recruitment and retention, community health assessments, and networking.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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