Module 6: Program Clearinghouse
Other rural communities are currently implementing health promotion and disease prevention programs and
resources from their work are available to help guide other communities. The Rural Health Information Hub
website presents a collection
of programs and resources for program development and implementation in wellness, health promotion, and
The HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy funded rural communities to implement health promotion and
prevention programs through the 330A Outreach Authority program which focuses on expanding access to healthcare
services in rural areas.
Examples of current and past 330A grantees and other evidence based and promising practices
related to health promotion and disease prevention are included below. Additional information on health
promotion and disease prevention program models is available in Module 2.
- Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation,
Project Title: Healthy People, Healthy Communities
Synopsis: Provide cardiovascular disease risk awareness, outreach, screening, and case
management to those at
high risk and with limited access to care.
- Future Generations Rural America
Project Title: West Virginia Community Health Worker Network.
Synopsis: Mobilizes and builds the capacity of representatives from community groups to
activities, and overtime establish cultural norms that support positive health behaviors and address policy
systems barriers to healthy living.
- Heartland Rural Health Network
Project Title: Diabetes Master Clinician Program
Synopsis: Empower and support low-income, uninsured, underinsured high-risk, and clinically
their families by fostering the necessary skills and behaviors to effectively manage diabetes and/or
- Lake Cumberland District Health Department
Project Title: A Stitch in Time or STITCH
Synopsis: Worksite wellness program focused on improving health and well-being through a
that includes education, physical activity opportunities, and health and dental services.
- Montgomery County Health Department, Kentucky
Project Title: The Bridge/El Puente
Synopsis: Provides case management and access to care for the uninsured, with a focus on
improving outcomes associated with chronic disease in a
- Saint Francis Medical Center
Project Title: Southeast Missouri Lung Cancer Outreach
Synopsis: Effort to decrease deaths caused by lung cancer by helping patients live
healthier and more productive lives, raising awareness of the deadly impacts of the disease, and educating
and empowering adult smokers to actively participate in their treatment and care.
- Bridges to Wellness
Project Title: Eat Better. Move More!
Synopsis: An initiative to improve the health of local residents by increasing physical
activity and improving healthy eating habits.
- St. James Healthcare Foundation
Project Title: Butte Community Diabetes Network
Synopsis: Address diabetes in the county and surrounding area by providing consistent care,
and providing diabetes prevention education and awareness.
- Trinity Hospital Twin City
Project Title: Fit for Life
Synopsis: Wellness programming to decrease barriers to health and wellness information and
number of community members who exercise and have healthy diets.
- Western Upper Peninsula Health
Project Title: CATCH UP Project
Synopsis: Program to reduce and eliminate risk factors and risk-related behaviors of
students through policy, systems, and environmental changes.