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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AmeriCorps: Rural Health Service Corps is recruiting for a full time AmeriCorps member to join our Community Health team. This unique position will help to design and implement an Environmental Health project to help members of the community prepare for and respond to extreme weather events. Thank you to NY Renews for supporting this awesome project! Apply today!ruralhealthservicecorps.org/positions/stateandnationalpositions/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you or someone you know looking for a rewarding opportunity that can serve our community's needs? The Rural Health Service Corps is recruiting for many positions within our region. One very exciting position is the Food Access Manager position in Binghamton, NY!We currently have two spots open! In this position, your service will support access to food for our community members experiencing food insecurity. Rural Health Network will partner with staff and volunteers at local food pantries to schedule food deliveries with our Getthere van. You will pick up up and deliver within Broome County. The position may at times address additional social determinants of health for this population.Candidates for these AmeriCorps positions must have a valid Driver’s License, a reliable personal vehicle, and a full COVID vaccination. We kindly ask you to share this post to help us find the right people for these positions! ... See MoreSee Less
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United Way of Broome County has partnered with Broome County DSS to offer a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program to provide free tax preparation help to qualified individuals and families. If household income was less than $64,000 in 2023, you may be eligible for FREE INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE this tax season. Call 211 or 1-800-901-2180 to verify eligibility and schedule an appointment. ... See MoreSee Less
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It's not too late to Food and Health Networktwork for their Produce Rx Retailer Information Night! They are looking for local farm and grocery business representatives to join them tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. Please consider sharing this post to help spread the word to more businesses!Aside from improving health outcomes in our patients, an important piece of the Produce Prescription (PRx) Program to improve the food security and vitality of rural and local communities. We do this by supporting area farmers and food retailers. This way, we positively impact the lives not only of our PRx patients but of our farmers, vendors and their families, as well. We are searching for retailers in all four of the counties we serve with an emphasis on *Tompkins and Delaware*. If there is a farmer or retailer you'd like to have accept PRx invite them to our PRx Retailer Information night on February 15th. To register: tinyurl.com/2024PRxVendorNight ... See MoreSee Less
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