Tools & Templates

The National Center for Rural Health Works (NCRHW) provides tools and templates in three areas:

Each year, the NCRHW develops new applications of the economic impact model to policy-relevant issues, provides current information on community health needs assessment requirements and tool-kits, develops rural health needs assessment tools and templates and develops new applications of rural health service profitability templates. These applications can be modified to states and communities regardless of geographic or demographic differences and serve as tools for community and state leaders facing rural health-related challenges.

Economic Impact

The applications developed by the NCRHW have been utilized to measure state and local economic impacts. The tools and templates are presented by type of economic impact study. To review the tools and templates, click here: Economic Impact.

Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

The NCRHW has provided community health needs assessment for many years. The CHNA toolkit has streamlined products, three or more meetings, and community input from focus groups or surveys. The analysis of the community input method is typically performed locally to avoid the cost of employing an outside organization to do the study or the survey analysis.

To review the community health needs assessment tools and templates, click here: Community Health Needs Assessment.

Healthcare Workforce Needs Analysis

To review the community healthcare workforce needs assessment tools and templates, click here: Healthcare Workforce Needs Analysis.

To request additional information or materials, contact the staff.

NCRHW now a partner of VCOM

With nearly 60% of our graduates becoming primary care physicians and over 50% practicing in a rural or under-served setting, our school fully appreciates the economic and employment impact our students and schools have upon the nation. With NCRHW now a partner of Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, we’ll share with faculty, students and stakeholders NCRHW’s vast resources through our vast education network.

Dixie Tooke-Rawlins, DO , Provost and President
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

NCRHW is and will continue to be an important voice

The National Center for Rural Health Works is an invaluable resource to the American Hospital Association (AHA) and its 2100 rural hospital members. AHA has collaborated with NCRHW for many years on multiple projects. For example, NCRHW was referenced in our TrendWatch, “Beyond Health Care: The Economic Contribution of Hospitals,” and featured in our two-part webinar series on the “Economic Impact of Rural Hospitals and Health Networks.” NCRHW is and will continue to be an important voice on the economic significance of rural hospitals to the communities they serve.

John Supplitt, Senior Director
American Hospital Directory Constituency Sections

NCRHW now a partner of VCOM

With nearly 60% of our graduates becoming primary care physicians and over 50% practicing in a rural or under-served setting, our school fully appreciates the economic and employment impact our students and schools have upon the nation. With NCRHW now a partner of Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, we’ll share with faculty, students and stakeholders NCRHW’s vast resources through our vast education network.

Dixie Tooke-Rawlins, DO , Provost and President
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine