Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and are in the process of generating evidence of effectiveness or may not yet be tested.

Transforming the Health of Rural Illinois: A Blueprint for Investment and Action

Illinois Rural Health Summit partners

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Data Collection and Analysis
Organizational Change/ Development
Healthcare Access and Quality
Neighborhood and Built Environment
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Infrastructure Support

This blueprint presents recommendations for Illinois to reduce health disparities in rural areas. Recommendations include (1) investing in programs to recruit and retain rural health care workers; (2) improving rural data systems; (3) integrating health care and social services in rural areas; (4) increasing communication between rural health organizations and public health departments; and (5) creating a rural innovation center to coordinate data, policies, and strategies across state agencies.

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Outcomes of Interest

Capacity Building, Improve Data Infrastructure, Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

People Living in Rural Areas

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Geographic Area of Implementation


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