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Finding strategies that work is critical to successful rural health and human services programs. In a time of tight government budgets, using tools provided through RAC can help rural communities build successful programs and remain competitive. Building on these proven methods support you in continuing effective health and human services programs across rural America.

Working with its partners, RAC provides information and resources to help you find ways to provide services, find funding and develop processes. These information resources focus on successful approaches to improving rural health infrastructure and assisting rural areas in program development and growth.

More Useful Tools

Call Center – Get help finding evidence-based approaches to meeting rural communities’ needs. Free assistance at:

Rural Health Models and Innovations Hub – Read about rural health and human services programs on a variety of topics

What Works

  • Rural Community Health Gateway
    Build programs that work with toolkits from the Rural Community Health Gateway. These evidence-based toolkits provide ideas and methods compiled from innovative community health and human services programs across rural America.
  • Health Information Technology Toolkit
    Federal HIT resources for rural health care providers.
  • Rural Training Tracks
    Rural Training Track (RTT) residency programs are proven to produce physicians who choose rural practices. This section offers information and resources for students, RTT staff and policymakers.

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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.