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About This Toolkit

Toolkit Development

The Rural Health Literacy Toolkit was first published on 8/25/2022.

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).

Contributors from the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis include Alycia Bayne, Alana Knudson, Marie Ngobo-Ekamby, Elizabeth Ramirez, Amy Rosenfeld, Alexa Siegfried, and Neha Trivedi.

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:

  • Cynthia Baur, PhD, Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, University of Maryland School of Public Health
  • Cindy Brach, MPP, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Darci Graves, MPP, MA, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of Minority Health


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

Suggested citation: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, 2022. Rural Health Literacy Toolkit [online] Rural Health Information Hub. Available at: [Accessed 29 March 2023].