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Rural Health Information Hub

Considerations for Populations

Rural subpopulations may have unique considerations related to care coordination program implementation. Some of these subpopulations with unique patient characteristics include:

  • People with limited English proficiency
  • People with low health literacy
  • People with substance use disorders
  • People who are incarcerated
  • Elderly populations
  • Veterans
  • Children and children with special healthcare needs
  • People who have a disability
  • People with certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and HIV/AIDS

The following RHIhub toolkits provide an overview of some of the implementation considerations relevant for these populations: