Module 3: Program Clearinghouse
This section describes examples of rural organizations that are addressing social determinants of health (SDOH)
in their communities. SDOH are complex and involve implementing cross-disciplinary approaches. Successful
programs often partner with healthcare entities; federal, state, and local agencies; schools; other nonprofit
and faith-based organizations; and local community leaders.
For more information about the evidence-based and promising approaches for addressing SDOH described
in this section, see Module 2.
Healthy Choices Caring Communities
Synopsis: Coalition of community leaders, schools, law enforcement, families,
and other partners collaborating to address and prevent youth substance use in Ohio.
Synopsis: Nonprofit organization preventing at-risk youth from entering the
criminal justice system by teaching agricultural job skills on the site of a former prison in
rural North Carolina.
Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.
Synopsis: Statewide nonprofit empowering low-income Alaskans through culturally
appropriate advocacy, education, affordable housing, and direct services.
Seneca Towns Engaging People for
Synopsis: An organization funded by a local health center to implement
resident-driven projects that increase the level of social, educational, physical, and economic
health in the community.
The Community Caring Collaborative (CCC)
Synopsis: Partnership of over 45 agencies, organizations, and community members
to create a system of care that improves outcomes for at-risk infants, young children, and their
families in Maine.
Community Outreach & Patient
Synopsis: Nonprofit organization partnering with several organizations and
community members in the Navajo Nation. Through outreach, capacity building, and increasing
access to healthy food, COPE aims to improve lives and empower those living with chronic disease.
Rural Economic Assistance League, Inc. (REAL
Synopsis: Integrated behavioral health project providing transportation,
healthcare services, and community resources to rural individuals with severe mental illness in
Community And Shelter Assistance Corporation (CASA of
Synopsis: Nonprofit community development corporation specializing in developing
affordable housing and facilities, and providing asset-building and financial inclusion opportunities
and other programs for underserved farmworkers and other urban and rural Oregonians.