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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Today is Juneteenth! Our office is closed today and we will resume normal working hours tomorrow!Many may still think that slavery ended with emancipation through the Thirteenth Amendment. Unfortunately, this only freed some of the enslaved African Americans in our country.According to the Smithsonian, "Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was made effective in 1863, it could not be implemented in places still under Confederate control. As a result, in the westernmost Confederate state of Texas, enslaved people would not be free until much later. Freedom finally came on June 19, 1865, when some 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas. The army announced that the more than 250,000 enslaved black people in the state, were free by executive decree. This day came to be known as "Juneteenth," by the newly freed people in Texas." buff.ly/3l5jJhH By recognizing Juneteenth as a national holiday, we honor the resilience and perseverance of those who fought for freedom and equality, while also acknowledging the work that remains to be done in achieving true social justice for all. ... See MoreSee Less
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Our office will be closed tomorrow for Juneteenth! Look out for our Juneteenth post tomorrow to learn more about this holiday. Regular working hours will resume the following day, Thursday. Thank you for your understanding. ... See MoreSee Less
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Stigma, fear, and discrimination affect the lives of LGBTQIA+ people and are barriers to community members in seeking HIV testing or treatment. We can all help #StopHIVStigma to #StopHIVTogether. HIV is very prevalent in our community and can affect anyone regardless of sexual orientation. Learn about your particular risk: buff.ly/2V5sYBP Learn more about #HIV prevention strategies, testing, treatment, and ways to combat HIV stigma at buff.ly/2O5kJ4Z. ... See MoreSee Less
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With a heat wave upon us, it's important to learn how to protect our health during extreme weather events. Rural Health Network will be hosting a new training series called Ready for Weather.Join us at Ready for Weather to learn about changes in our area’s weather patternsand how you can keep yourself and your loved ones safe during extreme weatherevents. Everyone who attends will take home free items to help stay safe duringextreme weather. Those who attend all 5 trainings will earn their choice of a $10gas or grocery gift card.The Ready for Weather series will be at 1pm every Tuesday in July at Rural HealthNetwork, 455 Court St. Binghamton.Please click on the link to sign up: buff.ly/3VKxUvDIf you have any questions or would like to register, please contact Brianna Wynne atbwynne@rhnscny.org.See you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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