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About this Toolkit

Toolkit Development

The Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Toolkit was first published on 1/11/2017 and last reviewed on 4/8/2022.

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 are 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 partnership with the University of Minnesota's Rural Health Research Center, and in collaboration with the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub).

NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis contributors:

  • Alycia Bayne (lead author)
  • Sabrina Avripas
  • Maria Bohri
  • Sarah Hodge
  • Saumya Khanna
  • Alana Knudson
  • Marie Ngobo-Ekamby
  • Amy Rosenfeld
  • Kellie Schueler

The toolkit team wishes to acknowledge the following individuals, who have contributed their time and expertise to ensure that this toolkit is as useful and relevant as possible:

  • Susan Robilotto DO, HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
  • Mahyar Mofidi, DMD, Ph.D., HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
  • Ronald Wilcox, MD, HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau


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

For requests to speak on the toolkit, please contact:

Suggested citation: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis and University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, 2022. Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Toolkit [online] Rural Health Information Hub. Available at: [Accessed 13 July 2024].

The development of this toolkit was supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Department (HHS) under contract #HHSH250201300021I/HHSH25034002T.