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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Our monthly e-newsletter went out this morning. This issue focuses on Getthere and the many ways we support access to medical appointments, health-related needs, and employment. conta.cc/3UTtm6e ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know that our Getthere program has been helping people address their transportation needs since 2011? Our Mobility and Transportation Advocates have handled over 28,000 cases in the last ten years. ... See MoreSee Less
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Medical discrimination can occur while providing patient care. Though it is illegal, some healthcare professionals still turn patients away because of race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion and other differences. This can lead to poorer health outcomes and shorter life expectancy for some groups of people. An important way to call attention to the issue of medical discrimination is to educate healthcare professionals on the biases they hold against patients and ways to change them, so patients of all populations are treated equally. Here are some ways we can recognize and address medical discrimination within the healthcare system and improve health outcomes for specific populations.For more information on what to do if you experience medical discrimination in a healthcare setting, check out the link below from the Illinois Department of Health. : buff.ly/49hMPSB New York State also has a process for reporting medical discrimination: buff.ly/3SJzzyV ... See MoreSee Less
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