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Dissemination Methods

Rural programs should use different approaches to share evaluation results and best practices. The best dissemination method will depend on the intended audience. Common methods of dissemination for rural health promotion and disease prevention programs include:

  • Case studies
  • Issue briefs
  • Manuscripts
  • Newsletters
  • Podcasts
  • Policy briefs
  • Social media, including Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube

Meetings and Conferences

Rural programs can also share evaluation results and best practices at meetings and conferences. For example, many state and regional public health associations host annual meetings and conferences for sharing evidence-based and promising community and public health strategies.

Other examples of conferences include:

For more information on dissemination methods, see Methods of Dissemination in the Rural Community Health Toolkit.