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.

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