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Rural Aging in Place Toolkit

Welcome to the Rural Aging in Place Toolkit. The toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing aging in place in rural communities across the United States.

The modules in the toolkit contain resources and information focused on developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining rural aging in place programs. There are more resources on general community health strategies available in the Rural Community Health Toolkit.

Module 1: Introduction
Overview of aging in place in the U.S. and unique challenges that rural communities face.

Module 2: Program Models
Models for aging in place programs, from individual to community-level.

Module 3: Program Clearinghouse
Examples of promising aging in place programs that have been implemented in rural communities.

Module 4: Implementation
Important issues to consider and address when implementing a rural aging in place program.

Module 5: Evaluation
Tools that can help with the evaluation of an aging in place program.

Module 6: Funding & Sustainability
Resources to help with planning for the sustainability of an aging in place program.

Module 7: Dissemination
Ideas and resources for disseminating findings from an aging in place program.