COVID-19 Resources

The NRHA takes seriously the impact that pandemics and public health emergencies have on their members and rural communities nationwide.

They will continue to advocate for rural communities to have the resources they need to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NRHA has compiled free COVID-19 resources provided by the CDC, WHO, and other reputable organizations

The Executive Budget includes dramatic cuts for Area Health Education Centers, Rural Health Networks and Rural Health Access programs. 

We request that you fight to restore funding for these programs to the 2019-20 funding levels. These programs, which are targeted for either complete elimination of devastating 30% cuts, help reduce rural health disparities and support measurable positive impact on community health and rural economies. 

Rural healthcare is also threatened by cuts to Medicaid funding.  We are working to encourage the legislature to carefully evaluate proposed cuts to mitigate unintended consequences for our rural communities.

Winter 2020 Newsletter

The NYSARH 2020 Winter Newsletter is now available!


Measurement project update: Building regional evidence for SDOH interventions

With funding from the NYS Health Foundation and Care Compass Network (CCN), Rural Health Network of SCNY is conducting a two-year project (2019-2020) to improve measurement of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) among rural community-based organizations (CBOs).


The New York State Association for Rural Health is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, grassroots membership organization working to preserve and improve health and human services in rural New York State. NYSARH is a member of the National Rural Health Association.


Membership benefits include:

  • Networking opportunities

  • Discounts on the NYSARH conference and other events

  • Legislative advocacy /awareness of state and federal rural health issues