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About this Toolkit

Toolkit Development

The Rural Community Health Toolkit was first published on 7/13/2016 and last reviewed on 2/29/2024.

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:

  • Luciana Rocha (lead author)
  • Emily Arsen
  • Alycia Bayne
  • Alana Knudson
  • Izzy Mandema
  • Alexa Siegfried
  • Tricia Stauffer


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, 2024. Rural Community Health 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.