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Rural Telehealth Toolkit

Welcome to the Rural Telehealth Toolkit. The toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations in identifying and implementing telehealth programs to address common challenges experienced in rural communities across the United States.

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

Module 1: Introduction to Rural Telehealth
Overview of telehealth in the U.S. and unique challenges that rural communities face.

Module 2: Program Models
Models for telehealth programs to address common rural community health challenges.

Module 3: Program Clearinghouse
Examples of evidence-based and promising telehealth programs that have been implemented in rural communities.

Module 4: Implementation
Important issues to consider and address when implementing telehealth programs in rural communities.

Module 5: Evaluation
Tools that can help with the evaluation of a rural telehealth program.

Module 6: Funding & Sustainability
Resources to help with planning for the sustainability of a rural telehealth program.

Module 7: Dissemination
Ideas and resources for disseminating findings from a rural telehealth program.