Rural Community Health Toolkit
Welcome to the Rural Community Health Toolkit. This toolkit provides rural communities with the information,
resources, and materials they need to develop a community health program in a rural community.
Each of the toolkit's six modules contains information that communities can apply to develop a rural health
program, regardless of the specific health topic the program addresses. The toolkit also links to
issue-specific toolkits for more in-depth information.
Module 1: Creating a Program: Where to Begin
Learn the first steps to developing an evidence-based rural community health program.
Module 2: Developing Your Program
Learn how to develop your program based on an evidence-based model.
Module 3: Implementing Your Program
Find useful tips and guidelines for implementing your program.
Module 4: Evaluating Rural Programs
Learn how to assess program effectiveness and build the evidence base for what works in rural communities.
Module 5: Planning for Sustainability
Learn how to plan for the sustainability of your rural community health program.
Module 6: Disseminating Best Practices
Learn how to communicate your program's results to project partners, funders, and the broader rural health