August 2014 
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Rural Health Network of South Central New York is seeking a Director of Rural Health Service Corps.
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Tioga United Way Announces Annual Campaign
Join the campaign kickoff Thursday, September 11th! A Community Movie Night will begin at 5:30 at the Tioga County Boys and Girls Club. Click the link above for more information. 
Click the link to learn about Food Day events on October 24th, 2014

Tioga County Health Department Heroin Education
September 29th, 2014
Program will focus on parents and teens working together, and will include a presenter and panel of speakers. Contact the Tioga County Department of Health for more information. 607-687-8600

Tai Chi Classes in Owego and Candor
Tai Chi can help relieve pain, reduce falls, increase balance and improve quality of life. Call 607-659-3022 to learn more or register!

Falls Prevention in Broome County

 - Tuesday, September 23rd: 1st Annual Falls Prevention Day at Oakdale Mall. Call 607-765-4180 for more information.

- Tuesday, September 23rd:
Moving for Better Balance Falls Prevention Program for Seniors at Binghamton YMCA. Call 607-770-9622 to register.

-Stepping On: A Wellness Workshop to Prevent Falls. To register call Diane at 607-757-0750 or Donna at 607-765-4180


Broome County Senior Games Golf Tournament 

-Tuesday, September 23rd. For more information or to register, call Rita at 778-2411. Open to anyone age 55 and older. 
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Read media coverage about just a few of Rural Health Network's collaborative programs and activities.

The Rural Health Network of South Central New York is pleased to announce our 2014 Annual Campaign! 

Your donation can help in the following ways:

- Health Care Access assists individuals to access affordable, quality health services such as prescription assistance, vision services, health insurance, and dental services.

- Renew Health educates individuals about chronic disease (such as diabetes, heart disease, and asthma) and provides case management services.

- Rural Health Service Corps provides AmeriCorps and VISTA national service opportunities throughout South Central New York. Rural Health Service Corps members serve to address critical health and human service needs. 

- GetThere  Call Center is a one-stop transportation information resource that helps those in need of transportation to medical appointments, employment, etc. 


 Please join our Board of Directors in supporting the 2014 Annual Campaign by making a contribution today. To donate online, click here...



For more information, please read our Annual Appeal Letter and the Rural Health Network 2013 Services Summary.

On July 16, 2014, twenty-two members of the Rural Health Service Corps volunteered their time to help CHOW fight hunger in Broome County. 

AmeriCorps members Sara Lister and Ashley Aupont till a raised garden bed at the CHOW Warehouse. 

Immediate Openings with Rural Health Service Corps!

Rural Health Service Corps has openings for full-time and part-time AmeriCorps positions:
  • Five full-time positions are open in the new Access Health: Education and Outreach in Rural Communities Project. Members will serve with Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network of SCNY and provide health services outreach and health literacy education throughout rural South Central NY. 
  • Two full-time Mobility and Transportation Advocate positions are now open supporting the GetThere Call Center in Vestal, NY. One position will assist callers in need of transportation services using the Connection to Care, Non-Emergency Medical transportation fund and other resources. The second position will conduct community outreach and transportation related education. For a complete, updated listing of positions available, go to AmeriCorps Positions  or contact Haley Desilet at
     or 607-692-7669.
Rural Health Service Corps provides AmeriCorps and VISTA national service opportunities throughout South Central New York. Rural Health Service Corps members serve to address critical health and human service needs. 

Two Classes Graduate from 

Summer 2014 Living Healthy Workshops

"I hope [my doctor] tells all her patients about this course!"

-Tina, Living Healthy
Workshop Participant

Twenty-three participants of two Healthy Living Workshops
completed their programs this summer.

The workshops, facilitated by Rural Health Network in collaboration with the Seven Valleys Health Coalition in Cortland, the McGraw Community Building and the Northern Broome Senior Center in Whitney Point, helped participants create action plans to improve their health, including adding exercise, eating healthier, and communicating better with primary care providers and family about health-related issues.

Participants said that they were more confident about managing their chronic health conditions and looking forward to continuing to use their action plans.

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The next workshop will run September 9th-October 14th in Owego. Classes and materials are free! 

If you or your organization would be interested in hosting a workshop, or if you know someone who may benefit from attending, please call Pam at (607) 692-7669 for more information. This program is supported by Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, University at Albany - Center for Excellence in Aging and Community Wellness, and the New York State Office of Rural Health and is implemented by Rural Health Network.

Connection to Care Receives Partnership in Ministry Grant From Ascension Health: This award supports Connection to Care, a program which helps rural people in need of transportation to health-related appointments and services. This program is especially helpful for individuals who need to make frequent trips for services such as cancer treatment, dialysis, and wound care. This is the second year that Ascension Health has supported Connection to Care. Amount: $36,000.

Rural Broome Counts Kicks Off with the Help of the United Way of Broome County Venture Grant: The United Way of Broome County Venture Grant supports Rural Broome Counts, a collaborative project that brings together county-wide officials and rural community leaders. The result of the project will be a comprehensive report on the needs and assets of the nearly 50,000 rural Broome County residents. Action taken on this report positions rural residents for a more equitable distribution of private, county, regional, state and federal resources. Amount: $16,164.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Receives Support From United Way of Tioga County: This award, to be allocated for 2015, helps fund the services of an AmeriCorps VISTA member working with Tioga County Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a coalition of local volunteer organizations working in partnership to enhance the health and well-being of Tioga County residents.This is the third year that United Way of Tioga County has helped to support Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Amount: $2,000. 

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