Our Mission

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

Areas of Focus


Bringing awareness to the unique needs facing rural communities.


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


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


Improving transportation access and coordination in South Central New York.


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   

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We have four opportunities for Military, Veterans, and their families to participate in Mental Health First Aid. This training specifically addresses the relevance of mental health to military culture, information on risk factors, and how to break down stigma. All courses are free. Contact Julianne Lee to register: 607.788.6896. ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy #throwbackthursday ! The Rural Health Network has worked with AmeriCorps members for 15 years now! Since 2008, we have had 331 members complete an AmeriCorps term with us. And in 2022, we had 29 Americorps members serving during the year. If you would like to serve with AmeriCorps, check out our open positions here: buff.ly/3nvIOTz ... See MoreSee Less
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June 1st marks the first day of Pride Month! This month we will share posts weekly about LGBTQIA+ individuals who have made significant contributions to the fields of health, medicine, and food throughout history. ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is the final day of Older Americans Month! This is also our final video for the Northern Broome CARES video series! We thank you for all of the likes, comments, and shares on our recent videos. In this last video, Communications VISTA Natalie Lowin talks again with Program Coordinator, Megan Arenas-Cardoso. This video goes into the specifics of the animatronic pet project that Northern Broome CARES has been working on. Northern Broome CARES is a program that offers support for the aging (60+) in rural environments. #olderamericansmonth2023 ... See MoreSee Less
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