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Module 2: Developing a Rural Community Health Program

It is important to review the evidence base when developing a rural community health program. It may be possible to implement or adapt an existing evidence-based or promising program model that has been shown to be effective in other rural communities. Because no two rural communities are the same, it is important to identify how an existing model will address the needs of your community and how it may be adapted based on local contextual factors and resources.

This module focuses on reviewing the evidence base for the program, matching a program to the community's needs, identifying existing evidence-based and promising models, and thinking about considerations for adapting programs.

In this model: