Collaborative Strategies for Rural Health and Economic Prosperity

With federal investments and renewed attention, we can do rural development and rural health differently—moving collectively toward equitable rural development with projects grounded in place and a people-centered vision of community impact.

Mental Health and New Mexico RISE

Daily Yonder

New Mexico’s RISE, or Reach Intervene Support Engage program, serves 10 rural counties across the state, allowing each of them to custom design services they provide.

Learning What it Takes: Climate and Health

Grantmakers in Health

Building Community Power to Improve Climate Resilience and Health Equity: Learning What It Takes. Views from the Field.

Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults

National Council on Aging (NCOA)

NCOA's guide has actionable steps for effective emergency preparedness includes considerations for people with sensory impairments, service animals, and specific chronic diseases.

Advancing Rural Health Equity Through Partnerships, Data, And Finance

Partners for Rural Transformation

Partnerships and data-driven strategies are essential for addressing health disparities in rural America. Learn more from an event hosted by the Partners for Rural Transformation and the Urban Institute.

Health Justice & the Drivers of Inequity

ChangeLab Solutions

The health justice framework is an approach to eliminating health disparities based on law and policy reforms that center subordination as a key driver of disparities.

Vital Conditions for Health and Well-Being


The vital conditions are an evolution, not a replacement, of the social determinants model that has been prevalent since its emergence in the early 2000s. A framework for community health and change.

Resources to Advance Rural Prosperity & Racial Equity

ChangeLab Solutions

Resilience and ingenuity are hallmarks of rural communities, stemming from their unique cultural and social histories. Given the diversity and varied strengths in rural places, policy solutions need to be tailored to the conditions and lived experiences of people in those communities.

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Pathways to Health Equity: Rural Wellbeing and Regional Assets

How the health equity and economic development fields intersect and can collaborate to bring prosperity to rural communities.

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2023 County Health Rankings

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) brings actionable data, evidence, guidance and stories to support community-led efforts to grow community...

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Toward Better Rural Futures

ChangeLab Solutions' new blog series highlights key learnings from their most recent rural project, Toward Better Rural Futures.

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Mapping a New Terrain: Call to Action

As new rural outdoor recreation economies take root, we can meet this moment by improving how we do outdoor recreation development to better support rural families, businesses, and workers, create more sustainable and equitable economic systems, and improve local health and wellbeing.