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Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities Toolkit

Welcome to the Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities Toolkit. This toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing programs to address social determinants of health in rural communities across the United States.

This toolkit will supplement and expand on previous work in this area including the RHIhub Social Determinants of Health for Rural People topic guide, and several RHIhub evidence-based toolkits for rural community health:

For more information about rural community health programs, including how to develop and implement a program, please visit the Rural Community Health Toolkit.


Module 1: Introduction
Overview of social determinants of health in the U.S. and unique challenges that rural communities face.

Module 2: Program Models
Promising approaches and models for addressing social determinants of health.

Module 3: Program Clearinghouse
Examples of promising strategies for addressing social determinants of health that have been implemented in rural communities.

Module 4: Implementation
Important issues to consider when addressing social determinants of health in rural communities.

Module 5: Evaluation
Tools that can help with meeting common evaluation requirements for programs working to address social determinants of health.

Module 6: Sustainability
Resources to help with planning for sustainability when implementing programs to address social determinants of health.

Module 7: Dissemination
Ideas and resources for disseminating promising practices about addressing social determinants of health.