Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) – New Rural Emergency Preparedness Response Toolkit

November 21, 2022

Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) – New Rural Emergency Preparedness Response Toolkit

Please visit the RHIhub to see the Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response Toolkit that may be of value to you and your organization.

Emergency planning, response, and recovery has never been more important for rural communities, healthcare providers, and other stakeholders and organizations with an interest in rural health. This toolkit describes unique considerations and issues rural populations face when responding to disasters and public health emergencies but also the strengths and assets they can leverage to support their emergency preparedness efforts. This new toolkit was developed in collaboration with the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis. It compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing emergency planning, response, and recovery efforts in rural communities across the United States.

All resources on the RHIhub website are available without charge.

RHIhub: Rural Health Equity Toolkit

November 9, 2022

RHIhub: Rural Health Equity Toolkit

Welcome to the Rural Community Health Toolkit. This toolkit provides rural communities with the information, resources, and materials they need to develop a community health program in a rural community.

Each of the toolkit’s six modules contains information that communities can apply to develop a rural health program, regardless of the specific health topic the program addresses. The toolkit also links to issue-specific toolkits for more in-depth information.

Module 1: Creating a Program: Where to Begin
Learn the first steps to developing an evidence-based rural community health program.

Module 2: Developing Your Program
Learn how to develop your program based on an evidence-based model.

Module 3: Implementing Your Program
Find useful tips and guidelines for implementing your program.

Module 4: Evaluating Rural Programs
Learn how to assess program effectiveness and build the evidence base for what works in rural communities.

Module 5: Planning for Funding & Sustainability
Learn how to plan for the sustainability of your rural community health program.

Module 6: Disseminating Best Practices
Learn how to communicate your program’s results to project partners, funders, and the broader rural health community.

Health Equity Toolkit from the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)

October 24, 2022

Health Equity Toolkit from the RHIhub

According to the Health Resources and Services Administration’s definition, health equity is described as the “absence of disparities or avoidable differences among socioeconomic and demographic groups of geographical areas in health status and health outcomes such as diseases, disability, or morality”. The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) and NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis have released a NEW evidence-based toolkit on Rural Health Equity. This toolkit highlights the vital information needed for implementing programs to advance health equity among rural populations.  All resources through the RHIhub are available without charge.