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Module 1: Creating a Rural Community Health Program: Where to Begin

Building a rural community health program begins with collecting information about the community's assets, needs and challenges, and the factors that affect the population's health. This information can be used to develop goals, set priorities, and identify the types of resources that will be needed to create a program. Rural program planners should consider involving affected communities, intended audiences, and key partners in identifying priorities for community health programs.

This module describes each of these steps and offers information that can help rural communities to create a program.

In this module: