NYSARH

NYSARH submits testimony to the NYS Assembly Health Committee Public Hearing on Rural Health.

Below is the testimony submitted to the Assembly Health Committee Public Hearing on Rural Health Care Services on May 31st. The New York State Association for Rural Health (NYSARH) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization working to preserve and improve the health of the citizens in rural New York State.  NYSARH was founded in July 2001. The organization is affiliated with the National Rural Health Association. The mission of NYSARH is to improve the health and well-being of rural New Yorkers and their communities. NYSARH is a membership organization. NYSARH membership includes representatives of all facets of the rural health care industry, as well as individuals and students.  NYSARH serves individuals, consumers, non-profit organizations, government agencies and offici...

NYSARH Administration Services RFP

The New York State Association for Rural Health (NYSARH) Executive Committee is seeking an administrative contractor to support NYSARH. The Committee is looking to receive a full proposal to provide administrative services to the NYSARH Board of Directors. The Board has identified the Association’s immediate developmental pathway to include three components: 1) Operations 2) Capacity Development 3) Strategic Priorities. NYSARH seeks an Administration Support partner to work closely with the Board of Directors to devise and execute a comprehensive and detailed plan for delivering on each of the below priority areas. The Committee is looking to receive a full proposal to provide administrative services to the NYSARH Board of Directors. Proposals are due no later than May 28, 2019 at 5:00PM E...

Measurement Project to Strengthen Rural CBOs’ Case for Participation In Value-Based Payment.

Healthcare’s traditional payment structures are rapidly shifting from fee-for-service models, in which providers are paid for delivering separate episodes of care, to value-based payment (VBP) models, in which providers are incentivized to move the needle on key health outcomes for their patients. With this new expectation comes increased attention to addressing patients’ non-medical needs such as food, transportation, financial stability, and housing. These health-related social needs, also referred to as Social Determinants of Health, broadly impact the wellbeing of individuals and communities. In this emerging payment environment, community- based organizations (CBOs) addressing social determinants have new opportunities to access healthcare dollars – if they can demonstrate the financi...

NYSARH in Action: NRHA’s Rural Health Policy Institute in Washington

The NYSARH delegation joined over 450 fellow rural health stakeholders from across the United States in Washington, D.C. for NRHA’s 30th Rural Health Policy Institute Information about the impact of federal legislation on rural communities is available HERE.  The NYSARH team met with Representatives Brindisi, Collins, Delgado, and Katko in person and with staff representing Representatives Higgins, Maloney, Morelle, Reed, Stefanik, and Tonko, and with staff representing Senators Schumer and Gillibrand.  We shared packets with staff from Representatives Lowey, Ocasio-Cortez, and Rose. If you use Twitter, please follow @NRHA_Advocacy and NRHA on Twitter and include #RuralHealth in all your tweets to keep the issues NRHA fights for at the forefront of the national conversation with colleagues...

NYSARH Research Project: Impact of NYS Funding

Casey Edwards conducted an important research project for NYSARH designed to inform and educate decision-makers regarding NYS funding to public health programs which have a direct and significant impact on: Health of people in rural communities Economic health of those communities Social determinants of health Edwards focus during her research was tri-fold–1.) identify and understand the purpose of key New York State health-related funding streams within selected rural communities, 2.) understand and identify the discrete categories of direct, indirect, and induced economic impact of outside funding by looking at selected health and social entities, and 3.) identify and discuss the economic impact of cuts in funding on rural infrastructure and communities, through the use of IMPLAN w...

2018 New York State Rural Health Award Recipients

The 2018 Annual NYSARH Conference, held at Greek Peak September 26th-28th, recognized Dr. Robert Delorme, Dr. Zsuzsa Meszaros of the Rural Academic Partnership, and Karen Madden for their dedication and service to their communities. Once again, we congratulate our 2018 award winners for all of their efforts in raising awareness of rural health issues and for providing excellent rural health programming in New York State. (From left to right, Dr. Robert Delorme, Dr. Zsuzsa Meszaros, and Karen Madden) Dr. Gary Ogden Rural Health Practitioner of the Year Award – Dr. Delorme The New York State Association for Rural Health is pleased to recognize Robert Delorme, MD for his health leadership in Southern Madison and Northern Chenango Counties with the Dr. Gary Ogden Rural Health Practitione...

Welcome to the NYSARH Community

Welcome to the NYSARH Community. This will be the home for your NYSARH Student Chapter where you can easily manage your communication, share and host documents, discuss issues, keep an up-to-date eye on members, activities, and events, and grow your group! Using the ‘Opportunities’ link on the top-menu, feel free to explore job postings, internships, job-shadowing opportunities, upcoming events, programs, and more posted by NYSARH affiliated members within the healthcare world across rural New York. Welcome to the grassroots initiative that is NYSARH!

2015-2016 NYSARH Annual Report & Financial Statement

NYSARH board members have participated in national events including the Rural Health Policy Institute in Washington, DC, in February, the annual Rural Health Conference in May in Minneapolis and the Rural Quality & Clinical Conference in July, in Oakland. NYSARH members also gathered in Albany in March to advocate on behalf of rural health with members of the NYS legislature. Two themes emerged as priorities this year, telehealth and health disparities. NYSARH is pleased to partner with the TeleHealth Learning Collaborative, the New York State TeleHealth Partnership and our members who are successfully using TeleHealth applications to improve both patient access to care and the quality of care provided by rural practitioners. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality released a re...