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Rural Early Childhood Health Promotion Toolkit

Welcome to the Rural Early Childhood Health Promotion Toolkit. This toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support rural communities and organizations implementing early childhood health promotion programs across the United States.

The modules in the toolkit provide resources and information focused on developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining rural programs for health promotion in early childhood.

This toolkit supplements and expands on the information related to children's health promotion in several RHIhub evidence-based toolkits for rural community health:

For more information about rural community health programs, including how to develop and implement a program, please visit the Rural Community Health Toolkit. Visit the Rural Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Toolkit for information about implementing a health promotion program for people of all ages.


Module 1: Introduction
Overview of early childhood health promotion in the U.S. and unique challenges faced by rural communities.

Module 2: Program Models
Different program models for addressing early childhood health promotion in rural communities.

Module 3: Program Clearinghouse
Examples of promising early childhood health promotion programs operating in rural communities.

Module 4: Implementation
Issues to consider when implementing an early childhood health promotion program in a rural community.

Module 5: Evaluation
Tools and resources to consider when evaluating an early childhood health promotion program.

Module 6: Funding & Sustainability
Resources to help with funding and planning for the sustainability of an early childhood health promotion programs.

Module 7: Dissemination
Ideas and resources for disseminating findings from early childhood health promotion programs.