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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Northern Broome CARES has less than $200 left to raise to provide seniors in the area with Christmas gifts! For some seniors, this could be the only gift they receive for Christmas. Please help us put a smile on the face of a senior in your community. The giving deadline has been extended to December 15th, but if you are so inclined, please donate today to give Northern Broome CARES time to shop for gifts. Donate here: buff.ly/3qdXnvNNorthern Broome CARES is a program of the Rural Health Network of SCNY supporting adults age 60+ in Whitney Point and the Towns of Barker, Lisle, Nanticoke, and Triangle. ... See MoreSee Less
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Stay healthy and keep others safe during this cold season by regularly washing your hands! Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds can help prevent the spread of germs and reduce the risk of illnesses like colds and the flu. Remember to lather up both sides of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. The CDC reports that only 31 percent of men and 65 percent of women washed their hands after using a public restroom. Help us increase this number and prevent spreading illness to each other by thoroughly washing your hands every time you are in a restroom. Learn more: buff.ly/3TdH1US. ... See MoreSee Less
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Prevent Blindness America has declared December as Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month. The group encourages everyone to consider if the toys they wish to give suits the age and individual skills and abilities of the individual child who will receive it, especially for infants and children under age three.This holiday season (and beyond), please consider the following guidelines for choosing safe toys for all ages:- Inspect all toys before purchasing. Avoid those that shoot or include parts that fly off. The toy should have no sharp edges or points and should be sturdy enough to withstand impact without breaking, being crushed, or being pulled apart easily.- Be diligent about inspecting toys your child has received. Check them for age, skill level, and developmental appropriateness before allowing them to be played with.- Look for labels that assure you the toys have passed a safety inspection. “ATSM” means the toy has met the American Society for Testing and Materials standards.Gifts of sports equipment should always be accompanied by protective gear (give a helmet with the skateboard)And remember these three DO NOTS:- Do NOT give toys with small parts (including magnets and “button” batteries which can cause serious injury or death if ingested) to young children as they tend to put things in their mouths, increasing the risk of choking. If the piece can fit inside a toilet paper roll, it is not appropriate for kids under age three.- Do NOT give toys with ropes and cords or heating elements.- Do NOT give crayons and markers unless they are labeled “nontoxic”. More safe gift-giving advice is available here: buff.ly/3E4PAqy ... See MoreSee Less
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Northern Broome CARES is almost 3/4 of the way to their $1000 goal to get Christmas presents for seniors! You can help spread joy to seniors this holiday season by donating even a few dollars to the cause. Northern Broome CARES was generously given $1000 by Visions Federal Credit Union and is aiming to reach an additional $1000 to match that donation.To make a donation, visit: buff.ly/3qdXnvN ... See MoreSee Less
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