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Module 2: Evidence-Based and Promising Services to Improve Access for Rural People with Disabilities

People with disabilities who live in rural communities often face barriers to accessing healthcare. There is not a single solution to solve this issue. Instead, there are many factors that contribute to inadequate access to care for people with disabilities, including individual needs, built environment and community characteristics, transportation, and methods of care delivery. Different programs can be implemented to achieve the same goal of improving access to care for individuals with disabilities. Interventions should be selected based on available community resources and needs.

To learn how identify and adapt interventions, see Developing a Rural Community Health Program in the Rural Community Health Toolkit.

This toolkit identifies six models to improve access for people with disabilities: