Evidence-Based Toolkits for Rural Community Health
Step-by-step guides to help you build effective community health. Resources and examples are drawn from
evidence-based and promising programs. By learning from programs that are known to be effective, you can make
the best use of limited funding and resources.
Start here for a guide to building rural community health programs to address any type
of health issue. Learn how to identify community needs, find evidence-based models, plan and
implement your program, evaluate results, and much more.
Explore program models and approaches to support rural aging in place.
Learn about approaches rural communities can use to improve access to care for people with
Find models and program examples for delivering high-quality care across different rural healthcare
Learn about roles community health workers (CHWs) fill, as well as CHW training approaches.
Find resources and best practices to develop diabetes prevention and management programs in rural
Explore how rural communities can improve access to healthy food.
Find resources and strategies to help create or expand a rural health network or coalition.
Learn about strategies and models for rural health promotion and disease prevention in the
community, clinic, and workplace.
Explore models and resources for implementing HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs in rural
Discover resources and models to develop rural mental health programs, with a primary focus on adult
Find out how rural communities, schools, and healthcare providers can develop programs to help
Discover rural oral health approaches that focus on workforce, access, outreach,
schools, and more.
Find emerging practices and resources for building successful relationships with philanthropies.
Learn about models and resources for developing substance use disorder prevention and treatment
Learn how rural communities can integrate health and human services to increase care
coordination, improve health outcomes, and reduce healthcare costs.
Explore program examples and resources for implementing tobacco control and prevention programs in
Explore how communities can provide transportation services to help rural residents maintain their
health and well-being.