Rural Maternal Health Toolkit
Welcome to the Rural Maternal Health Toolkit. The toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and
resources to support rural communities implementing maternal health programs across the United States.
The modules in the toolkit contain resources and information focused on developing, implementing,
evaluating, and sustaining rural programs to address the factors that affect and influence maternal
health. Many factors can affect maternal health outcomes, including health status, health behaviors,
access to healthcare and social services, and quality of healthcare, among other factors.
For more information and resources on general community health strategies, please visit the Rural Community Health Toolkit.
Module 1: Introduction
Overview of maternal health in the U.S. and unique challenges faced by rural communities.
Module 2: Program Models
Models for addressing maternal health in rural communities.
Module 3: Program Clearinghouse
Examples of promising maternal health programs that have been implemented in rural communities.
Module 4: Implementation
Important issues to consider and address when implementing a rural maternal health program.
Module 5: Evaluation
Tools that can help with the evaluation of a maternal health program.
Module 6: Funding & Sustainability
Information on funding and resources to help with planning for the sustainability of a rural maternal health
Module 7: Dissemination
Ideas and resources for disseminating findings from a rural maternal health program.