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Rural Health Literacy Toolkit

Welcome to the Rural Health Literacy Toolkit. This toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing programs to improve health literacy in rural communities across the United States.

The modules in the toolkit contain resources and information focused on developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining rural health literacy programs. There are more resources on general community health strategies available in the Rural Community Health Toolkit.

Module 1: Introduction
Overview of health literacy in the U.S. and unique challenges that rural communities face.

Module 2: Program Models
Promising approaches and models for health literacy programs.

Module 3: Program Clearinghouse
Examples of promising health literacy programs that have been implemented in rural communities.

Module 4: Implementation
Important issues to consider and address when implementing a rural health literacy program.

Module 5: Evaluation
Tools to help with the evaluation of a health literacy program.

Module 6: Funding & Sustainability
Resources to help with planning for the sustainability of a health literacy program.

Module 7: Dissemination
Ideas and resources for disseminating findings from a health literacy program.