Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and produce early results that are consistent with the objectives of the activities and thus indicate effectiveness.

Strategies for Disseminating and Implementing COVID-19 Public Health Prevention Practices in Rural Areas

Prusaczyk, B.

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Summary Report/Recommendations

Outreach/ Education/ Communications
Neighborhood and Built Environment
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This brief recommendations article urges public health decision-makers to consider the rural social environment when addressing COVID-19. Some recommendations include considering familial roles in rural communities, leveraging community leaders as trusted messengers, and using strengths-based messaging.

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Outcomes of Interest

Partnership Building, Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

People Living in Rural Areas

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