About the Rural Early Childhood Health Promotion Toolkit
The Rural Early Childhood Health Promotion Toolkit was first published on
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 were 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 collaboration with the
NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis and the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub).
Contributors from the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center include Amanda Corbett, Shivani
Carrie Henning-Smith, Ira Moscovice, and Alex Evenson. Contributors from the NORC Walsh Center include Amy
Rosenfeld, Tricia Stauffer, Alexa Siegfried, and Shannon Gonick.
The University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center wishes to acknowledge the following individuals, who
have contributed their time and expertise to ensure that this toolkit is as useful and relevant as possible:
Marycatherine Augustyn, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Katherine Bauer, PhD, University of Michigan Nutritional Sciences
Carrie Dooyema, MSN, MPH, Center for Disease Control & Prevention
Jeff Franklin, Illinois CATCH onto Health Initiative
Rhonda Jones-Webb, PhD, University of Minnesota Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
Bramaramba Kowtha, RD, HRSA
Jennifer Linde, PhD, University of Minnesota Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
Meredith Morrissette, MPH, HRSA
RoiAnn Phillips, HealthConnect One
Molle Polzin, RD, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Jamie Stang, PhD, University of Minnesota Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
Sara Veblen-Mortenson , MPH/MSW, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
For questions or comments about the toolkit, or for further assistance with using the toolkit, please
Suggested citation: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center and NORC Walsh Center
for Rural Health
Analysis, 2021. Rural Early Childhood Health Promotion Toolkit [online] Rural Health Information Hub. Available at: https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/toolkits/child-health
[Accessed 6 December 2023].
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.