Working to preserve and improve health and human services in rural New York State.
Please plan to join NYSARH for National Rural Health Day celebrations!
At 1PM on November 17th please join us to learn more about the Aspen Institute’s Thrive Rural Framework with Chris Estes and Bonita Robertson-Hardy at the NERHA/NYSARH monthly webinar.
Please consider your own promotion of Rural Health Day. Materials are available at this site: https://www.powerofrural.org/promotional-toolkit/
The NYSARH Rural Health Award Ceremony will be November 17th at 2:30PM.
Register for Awards Zoom: https://nysarh-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEscuGvpj4qEtI4QbJ3Izb1Ro0B7YMsc6Ac
Nominations are due by October 21st.
Please nominate one of the many excellent examples of Rural Health Practitioners, Rural Health Programs or Rural Health Advocates in your region for recognition.
Last fall, AARP New York convened a conference to present papers detailing the disparities in rural New York—and what we learned was startling. Older rural New Yorkers are sicker, more disabled and had less access to healthcare than those living in urban and suburban areas.
Organized by AARP New York, the New York State Office for the Aging and the Health Foundation of Western & Central New York, Disrupt Disparities: Addressing the Crisis for Rural New Yorkers 50+ was the latest in AARP New York’s initiative, which began in January 2018.
The pandemic only exacerbated the disparities for rural New Yorkers, underscoring the greater social and geographic isolation. Not only is there less access to healthcare, there are disparities in finding nutritious food and support for caregivers. To make matters even worse, accessing high-speed internet service was challenging. That made using telehealth, a vital service during the height of the pandemic, not an option for rural New Yorkers.
The report’s chief findings:
To view the entire report, go here: https://aarp-states.brightspotcdn.com/bd/70/52a9e903490f9f422d43d4d5f404/aarpny-dd-2021-report-11-07-21-revised.pdf
You are invited to participate in this year’s virtual conference on December 6, Disrupt Disparities: Addressing the Crisis for Rural New Yorkers 50+ 2.0 – a dialogue on the challenges facing older rural New Yorkers in housing and transportation. Registration is available now at: https://events.aarp.org/DisruptDisparities12622
The Rural Health Symposium speakers included NYS Commissioner of Health Dr. Mary Bassett and Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado who updated attendees on rural health initiatives in New York State.
A Philanthropy Panel composed of Dennis Johnson, Mother Cabrini Health Foundation; Nancy Eaton, Community Health Foundation; Diane Oyler, Health Foundation for Western & Central New York and Bronwyn Starr, New York Health Foundation was moderated by Gertrude O’Sullivan.
Janice Probst, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emerita and Director of the Rural and Minority Health Research Center at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina provided valuable information about rural health disparities.
The day wrapped up with the NYSARH Annual Meeting.
NYSARH thanks all the speakers who made the Symposium an informative success!
You may access recordings of the sessions here:
ancer care is not an easy journey, but Roswell Park has developed a plan to help clear the path and walk alongside patients. The Indigenous & Rural Patient Navigation Program is a free, non-clinical service to help patients get the cancer care they need — from cancer screenings to survivorship services. A patient navigator is like having a personal cancer guide, someone who understands cancer healthcare, who can connect you with services and resources, and who will be a neighborly voice checking in on you and supporting you during this challenging time. Patient navigators are trained and qualified community members who are caring and knowledgeable and will be there for patients in confidence.
Rural Health Network of SCNY, Inc. has advanced the health and well-being of rural people and communities for 24 years. Currently, one or more programs are provided in ten, sometimes more, counties across the southern tier of New York. Rural Health Network works to address insufficient capacity for health and community-based services in rural communities. With a vision of reducing health disparities for the most vulnerable populations by filling gaps in rural services, the Network seeks to connect rural people to the services they need and the means to get them there.
The Rural Health Service Corps program was honored to receive a Public Health AmeriCorps award to support the recruitment, training, and development of the next generation of public health leaders. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the urgent need to further enhance public health resources across the country. This effort starts with investing in a future workforce to help local communities respond to and recover from COVID-19. RHNSCNY is currently recruiting candidates for AmeriCorps service positions.
NYSARH was approached by the NYS Cancer Consortium. They need more rural perspectives to guide their work. Please consider volunteering to be involved with the Colorectal Cancer Consortium Action Teams.
Look out for the January NERHA/NYSARH webinar on January 19th!
Letter of Intent due October 21, 2022
Funding will support breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening programs to reduce cancer-related morbidity, mortality, and health disparities and improve health equity among NYS residents for the five-year period anticipated to begin October 1, 2023 and end September 30, 2028. These programs, otherwise known as the Cancer Services Program, or CSP, will facilitate access to high-quality breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening and diagnostic follow-up services for eligible persons throughout their service regions, with a focus on those populations that are disproportionately burdened by the increased risk of cancer or are medically unserved or underserved.
The purpose of this FOA is to encourage health services research that can directly contribute to the improvement of minority health and/or the reduction of health disparities, while taking into consideration the interaction between system-level healthcare, individual clinical care, and social determinants of health, including the role of structural systemic factors, place and neighborhood factors.
The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York has established a micro-grant fund to support those who want to come together for dialogue, learning, and action planning related to community health needs in rural communities. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 31, 2022.
|Genesee Valley Health Partnership|
|Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc|
|Delaware Co Rural Healthcare Alliance|
|Madison County Rural Health Council Inc|
|Le Moyne College Department of Physician Assistant Studies|
|Foundation for Community Health|
|Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center|
|SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Nursing|
|Wayen County Rural Health Network|
|Southern Tier Health Care System, Inc.|
|Seven Valleys Health Coalition|
|Cayuga County Community Health Network, Inc.|
|Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County|
|Chenango Health Network, Inc|
|Genesee County Health Department|
|Lake Plains Community Care Network|
|Finger Lakes IPA, Inc|
|Central New York Area Health Education Center|
|North Country Healthy Heart Network|
|Association on Aging in New York, Inc|
|Oneida Health Foundation|
|Upstate Family Health Center, Inc.|
|Rural Health Network of SCNY|
|North Country Prenatal Perinatal Council, Inc.|
|The Healthcare Consortium|
|St. Lawrence County Health Initiative, Inc.|
|Healthy Community Alliance, Inc.|
|Jones Memorial Hospital|
|Onondaga Council on Alcoholism & Addictions, Inc. d.b.a. Prevention Network|
|Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization|
|STCHCN – Universal Primary Care|
|M.S. Hall & Associates, LLC|
|Common Ground Health|
|Care Compass Network|
|Finger Lakes Community Health|
|Wyoming County Community Health System|
|Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York|
|The Compliance Team, Inc.|
|Clinton County Health Department|
|Rural Health Education Network of Schoharie, Otsego, Montgomery|
|Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital/ArnotHealth|
|Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood|
|Sullivan County Public Health Services|
|Coalition of New York State Alzheimer’s Association Chapters|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|
|North Country Family Health Center, Inc.|
|The Chautauqua Center|
|Adirondack Health Institute|
We invite you to join us through advocacy and by advancing initiatives that support a commitment to improving healthcare quality and access.