People 2010: A Companion Document for Rural Areas," is a project
funded with grant support from the Federal Office of Rural Health
Policy. The purpose of this research project is to develop a companion
document to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Healthy
People 2010 objectives, a document addressing rural priorities. Utilizing research
literature, contacts with rural communities, and other organizations and
experts, the companion document includes literature reviews and
descriptions of Models for Practice for selected objectives associated
with 15 of the Healthy People 2010 focus areas identified by rural
stakeholders as rural priorities. For each rural priority area the
seriousness of the problem and Models for Practice that have been
usefully employed by rural communities are described.
An overview of the Rural Healthy People 2010 Project
Final Rural Healthy People 2010 document Volumes 1, 2, and 3
Brief summaries of top rural health concerns, related models for
practice, and literature reviews on these concerns are presented
here. This page is an electronic version of the the final
Database of rural models for practice searchable by focus area,
state, or program name.
The Priorities - The team surveyed
over 1000 local, state, and national rural health officials and
other organizations interested in rural health to identify rural
and Models for Practice.
The Problems - For fifteen
focus areas identified by the initial surveys, School of Rural Public Health faculty members conducted intensive literature reviews.
The Solutions - To report on rural Models for Practice, the team sought out and summarized information provided by those nominated as models.