Rural Community Health Gateway

Build What Works

The Rural Community Health Gateway can help you build effective community health programs and improve services you offer. Resources and examples in this Gateway are chosen for effectiveness and adaptability and drawn from programs with a strong history of service and community success. By starting from approaches that are known to be effective, you can make the best use of limited funding and resources.

Evidence-Based Toolkits

  • Care Coordination Toolkit
    Resources and best practices to help you identify and implement a care coordination program.
  • Community Health Workers Toolkit
    Resources to help you develop a community health worker (CHW) program to reach underserved populations, using evidence-based approaches from other rural communities.
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Toolkit
    Resources to develop and implement programs to improve community mental health using proven approaches and strategies.
  • Obesity Prevention Toolkit
    Resources to help you develop an obesity prevention program, building on best practices of successful obesity prevention programs.
  • Oral Health Toolkit
    Resources and best practices to help you develop and implement a program to address oral health disparities in your community.

Evidence-Based Program Examples

The Rural Health Models and Innovations Hub provides access to program models that have been shown to be effective:

You may also be interested in other collections of program examples from reputable sources, each of which use their own criteria for what types of programs are included.