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   

Our Impact

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Learn more about the journey from farm to freezer during #NationalFrozenFoodMonth. There is a story behind every frozen food from the ingredients that are picked and prepared at the peak of freshness to the people involved in every step of creation, frozen food makers take pride in feeding you. Find their story here >> buff.ly/3ZM7au5 ... See MoreSee Less
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March 26th is National Spinach Day! Spinach is full of nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, iron, folate, and potassium. An easy way to get more spinach into your diet is to put a handful into a fruit smoothie! You don't even taste the spinach this way! Today, why not try out this spinach dip recipe. Pick up a bag of tortilla chips or slice and toast a baguette to dip into this delicious dip. buff.ly/2vVHfaY ... See MoreSee Less
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Too many school children are choosing to go hungry rather than admit to classmates they qualify for free school meals. Healthy School Meals for All removes the stigma so every student can thrive. #Meals4AllNYLearn More: buff.ly/3XWcryo ... See MoreSee Less
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The Rural Health Network held the first of our 90 minute health and wellness skills workshops on Monday this week at the Broome County Public Library Decker Room. The session held on Monday focused on eating healhy for good health. There is still time to sign up for our other sessions! We are offering a workshop on mindfullness and stress management on April 12, a session on physical activity on April 17, and an intro to self advocacy class on May 10. To sign up, simply send an email to Wendy at whitchcock@rhnscny.org or give her a call at (607) 768-6897. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! ... See MoreSee Less
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