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Module 2: Rural Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program Approaches

There are several theories, strategies, and models that can be used to inform rural health promotion and disease prevention programs. Communities can use these theories, strategies, and models to develop and implement programs that empower and motivate people to improve and better manage their health. The theories and strategies can be implemented during program planning to ensure the integration of health promotion and disease prevention approaches to improve population health. The models can serve as frameworks for organizing health promotion and disease prevention activities.

Health promotion and disease prevention programs often integrate components of different theories and use more than one strategy to achieve their goals.

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

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