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Tools for Success

Rural Health Models and Innovations Hub

Need ideas for starting or growing your project? Get insights from the experiences of others.




Demonstrating Need & Impact

Tools for grantwriting and demonstrating program impact.

  • Am I Rural? - Determine if your program qualifies for support based on differing definitions of rural
  • RAC Custom Mapping - Create maps for grant applications, reports and other publications
  • Economic Impact Analysis - Estimate the impact of your program on your community’s economy
  • Planning for Sustainability - Tools to help you plan and position your grant-funded projects so that services can be sustained over the long term.

What Works

Improve your community with innovation and education

Rural Community Health Gateway Effective, evidence-based tools and methods:

Rural Training Track Technical Assistance Program
Learn how RTT residency programs can grow the rural health workforce




Testing New Approaches

Learn about rural demonstration projects that test new approaches and models of care.

About Tools for Success

Communities succeed when they have the right tools to use for their initiatives. With RAC's Tools for Success, you'll find resources to help you:

  • Grow funding
  • Improve programs
  • Promote successes to policymakers, funders, sponsors and your community
  • Research program potential
  • Reach development goals

Through the Tools for Success section, you have access to resources that support grantwriting, demonstrate program effectiveness and show you innovative program techniques being developed in other rural communities. There are also program models and innovations from rural communities to provide examples of what lessons they've learned.


More Useful Tools

Funding - Browse funding opportunities available to rural communities

RAC Webinars - Learn about rural issues, legislation and new programs

Topic Guides - Find information and resources on 80 rural topics

State Guides - State-by-state breakdown of rural health and human services resources

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Email: info@raconline.org

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Funding for this project was supported by Grant Number U56RH05539 from the Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the funder.