Rural Initiatives Resources

Resources to help your state Flex Program implement research and best practices.


Read the Brief: Rural Initiatives Addressing Community Social Needs

The Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC), a program of the National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center), is excited to share with you resources that support the “Rural Initiatives Addressing Community Social Needs” brief provided by the Flex Monitoring Team.

The brief follows two Critical Access Hospital (CAH)-based initiatives out of Staples, Minnesota, and St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Included in this e-mail are links to TASC resources that can support your ongoing efforts for CAH initiatives in your state.


VIDEO: Population Health for Rural Hospitals: What the experts are saying

Hear from rural health care experts as they identify key initiatives that leaders and providers should take to develop a local infrastructure further to best deliver and manage population health in the future.


Building Trust in Collaborative Partnerships

Collaboration is one of the keys to sustainability in our changing health care environment. This webinar, along with the accompanying worksheet, is designed to help rural health network leaders improve their skills and build capacity for meaningful and impactful collaborations.


Population Health Learning Collab

TASC partnered with multiple subject matter experts to facilitate discussions and provide education through a web-based learning collaborative for Flex Program personnel to gain knowledge about population health and how Flex Programs can help support CAHs, rural health clinics, and rural communities in through population health initiatives.


Put Data to Use in Your Communities

Learn how to effectively conduct population health analytics with access to a web-based database for acquiring health data specific to your location. This tool also consists of educational modules offering step-by-step instructions of common population health analytical procedures.


Population Health Readiness Assessment

The goal of this assessment is to connect users with tools and resources targeted towards their rural health organizations’ unique strengths and needs for transitioning towards population health through each milestone of Getting Motivated, Getting Informed and Getting Going.


Rural Food Access Toolkit

This toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing food access programs in rural communities across the United States.


Rural Mental Health Toolkit

The toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing mental health programs in rural communities across the United States, with a primary focus on adult mental health.