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About This Toolkit

Toolkit Development

The Rural Health Equity Toolkit was first published on 10/13/2022.

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 NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis in collaboration with the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub).

NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis contributors:

  • Luciana Rocha (lead author)
  • Mal Kennedy
  • Elizabeth Ramirez
  • Tricia Stauffer

The NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis wishes to acknowledge the following individuals who have contributed their time and expertise to ensure that this toolkit is as useful and up-to-date as possible:

  • Alexandra Adams, Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity, Montana State University
  • Katrina Badger, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Diane Hall, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dolores E. Roybal, Con Alma Health Foundation
  • Mary-Katherine McNatt, A.T. Still University
  • David Line, Eastern Washington University
  • The Rural Health Information Hub Advisory Board


For questions or comments about the toolkit, or for further assistance with using the toolkit, please contact:

For requests to speak on the toolkit, please contact:

Suggested citation: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, 2022. Rural Health Equity Toolkit [online] Rural Health Information Hub. Available at: [Accessed 13 June 2024].