About this Toolkit
The Rural Aging in Place Toolkit was first published on 12/4/17 and last reviewed on 6/4/2019.
Toolkits are developed based on a review of FORHP grantees' applications, foundation-funded projects, and an
extensive literature review, to identify evidence-based and promising models. Programs featured in the toolkit
are interviewed to provide insights about their work and guidance for other rural communities interested in
undertaking a similar project.
This toolkit was produced by the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, in partnership with the
NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, and in collaboration with the Rural Health Information Hub
Contributors from the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center include Carrie Henning-Smith and
For questions or comments about the toolkit, or for further assistance with using the toolkit, please contact:
Suggested citation: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center and NORC Walsh Center
for Rural Health
Analysis, 2019. Rural Aging In Place Toolkit [online] Rural Health Information Hub. Available at:
[Accessed 28 November 2022].
The development of this toolkit was supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP),
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Department (HHS) under contract #HHSH250201300021I/HHSH25034002T.