Our Mission

Advance the health and well-being of rural people and communities

Areas of Focus

Advocacy

Bringing awareness to the unique needs facing rural communities.

Education

Building knowledge, skills, and confidence through a range of community health interventions and educational programs.

Food

Supporting programs and policies that bridge connections between local agriculture, food access and healthcare.

Transportation

Improving transportation access and coordination in South Central New York.

Well-being

Enhancing service planning and assessment, policy implementation, and program evaluation through coordination and collaboration.

"My VISTA experience showed me the importance and impact that programs and initiatives like those at Rural Health Network can have on individuals and communities."

-Caroline Russo
AmeriCorps VISTA Member 2016-2017   

Our Impact

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Meditation is a technique that uses breathing to help you lower your stress and calm your mind. It can come in different forms - some vocal, some quiet - some keeping still, and some involving movement. There is no right or wrong way to meditate. Do what feels comfortable for you. Use the method that best suits your mind and your body. Here are some other types of meditation that are also proven to help calm the mind: buff.ly/2FvYjZ0 ... See MoreSee Less
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Rural Health Network is developing a new training series called Ready for Weather. Participants will learn about the health impacts of extreme weather events like heat waves, flooding, pollution, and snow/ice storms. This training will help participants build the knowledge and skills to prepare for extreme weather and keep themselves, their loved ones, and their communities safe. We are asking you, the community, to attend a focus group and give us your thoughts and feedback about the course materials. We want to know what you think is interesting or confusing about the Ready for Weather training. Focus Group participants will earn their choice of a $10 gas or grocery gift card for each session they attend. Refreshments provided. You can attend either or both available dates:Monday, June 3rd from 3:30 pm to 5 pmMonday, June 10th from 5:30 pm to 7 pmPlease click the link below to sign up for the focus group session you are interested in attending. You may also email bwynne@rhnscny.org to sign up if you prefer. buff.ly/3WNvnlz ... See MoreSee Less
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We're seeking a Public Health AmeriCorps Education Member to begin In June. The member will advance the health and well-being of rural people and communities by supporting several public health projects within the Community Health team at Rural Health Network. From an office in Whitney Point NY, the PHA member will work directly with rural older adults in Northern Broome County to deliver food, assist with shopping, and foster social connection through various group activities (book club, craft club, walking group, etc.). The PHA member will have the opportunity to promote the services available in Northern Broome through community presentations. Learn more at: buff.ly/3nvIOTz This position will require the member to be in Whitney Point, NY at least three days per week. ... See MoreSee Less
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