Rural Health Service Corps
The Network is made up of people who are passionate about creating healthy communities in South Central New York.
Our knowledgeable staff includes enthusiastic educators and caring advocates who help our constituents maintain healthy habits and manage their chronic diseases.
Our board of directors includes experts in the fields of business, education, human services, and health care, along with others who have an interest in building and maintaining healthy communities in our service area.
We also have extended partnerships with many organizations and businesses in our area. Through these partnerships, Rural Health Network can teach and assist many more rural residents than would be possible working independently.
Together, we work to eliminate barriers between rural residents and the health care they need.
Classes and social support for wellness and healthy lifestyle choices.
Investment in region-wide collaboration through programs like the regional AmeriCorps program, Rural Health Service Corps.
Community empowerment through programs like walking/bicycle trail development.
Closing the Gap
Reducing financial barriers to needed health services for rural families through
Reducing geographic barriers to needed services through
Successful applicants (minimum age 18) will demonstrate the following proficiencies and values:
- An interest in, and commitment to, health and/or rural communities and people
- Evidence of current and/or past volunteer service activities
- Communication skills, including writing and verbal communication with clarity and accuracy
Self direction: Members must be self-directed and show evidence of their ability to work independently and efficiently
- Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, clear a National Service Criminal History Check, and have their high school diploma or GED