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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Evaluation methods and resources

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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Program Development and Evaluation: Logic Models
Provides logic model templates to help program developers articulate, collaborate, and understand the full scope of their project, from conceptualization through evaluation.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension
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Community Health Workers Toolkit
Contains eight modules about community health worker programs, how the programs work, and how to use community health workers in the local community.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Community Health Gateway
Provides resources to help build effective community health programs, improve services, and develop new programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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AHRQ Health IT Evaluation Toolkit and Evaluation Measures Quick Reference Guides
Assists project teams when creating an evaluation plan for a health information technology (HIT) project. Outlines a step-by-step process to determine goals, identifies potential measures, and includes examples of implementation projects.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Conducting Rural Health Research, Needs Assessment, and Program Evaluation Topic Guide
An overview of rural health research, needs assessments, and program evaluation, with tools and resources to support these activities. Discusses the roles each of these activities play in helping rural stakeholders understand rural health needs and identify effective interventions.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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