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Who we are

The mission of the New York State Association of Rural Health (NYSARH) is to improve the health and well-being of rural New Yorkers and their communities.

NYSARH functions as the “voice for rural health.” It is a statewide organization advocating for the health of rural New Yorkers. NYSARH advocates at the national and state levels on behalf of its membership.

Our goals

  • Operate based on principles of collaboration, coordination, best practices, and leadership development.
  • Identify factors that impact and influence the health status of rural communities.
  • Raise public awareness of rural health issues.
  • Advocate for, and develop, rural health resources.
  • Promote communication and collaboration among health care providers, government agencies, and other organizations.
  • Provide information and analysis regarding the rural perspective to legislators, lawmakers, and rural health providers.
  • Provide meaningful educational programs and events.
  • Develop, organize, and sustain the organizational infrastructure of NYSARH. 


If the mission and goals of NYSARH are consistent with your own, or are just attractive to you, we would be happy to have you join our organization and to help it grow.

In numbers there is strength. Please help the voice for rural health to be heard, join today.

Member benefits

  • Networking opportunities
  • NYSARH Updates
  • Discounts on the NYSARH conference and other events
  • Legislative advocacy /awareness of state and federal rural health issues
  • Links to rural resources

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We need your help

NYSARH functions as the “voice for rural health.” It is a statewide organization advocating for the health of rural New Yorkers. NYSARH advocates at the national and state levels on behalf of its membership.

If you would like to make a contribution to NYSARH, please donate via the link below:


What we do:

  • Work to maintain a diverse membership that is representative of geographic locale, culture, gender, economic status and racial or ethnic background.

  • Embrace a holistic or whole person approach to health, which recognizes the inter-relationship that exists among social, physical and emotional well-being.

  • Recognize the benefit of partnering with other organizations and associations with similar interests in a collegial and collaborative manner.

  • Respect the autonomy and supporting the self-determination of local communities in identifying and resolving their unique health care needs.

  • Empower members to effect positive change in rural health through grassroots efforts.

Upcoming events

    • July 18, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Educational Opportunities for Rural Oral Health Equity

    Elizabeth Flannery, MPH

    This presentation will give an overview of rural oral health, highlighting the research and educational programing AIDPH offers in this area. Elizabeth will discuss innovative solutions being used in rural communities to overcome barriers to rural oral health disparities.

    Once you register you will receive an email with the zoom link!

    If you would like to share with your contacts please use this link 

    • September 19, 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • September 20, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Binghamton, NY


    Rural Health Symposium

    September 19-20, 2024

    Binghamton, NY


    Dr. Alana Knudsen (Director, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis) , Keynote Speaker

    Dr. Brian Justice, Plenary Speaker


    Members: $125  Non-Members: $150  Thursday or Friday Only: $75

    Holiday Inn Downtown Binghamton Hotel Rate: $122  

    (After registering you will receive an email with hotel booking instructions)

    Last Day to Book Hotel: September 18, 2024


    Please be sure to add any dietary restrictions and/or allergies when registering

    Contact info@nysarh.org for attendance scholarship information

    Ad Book Pricing

    Full Page: $500

    Half Page: $250

    Quarter page: $150

    Eighth Page: $75

    View More Information and Preliminary Agenda

    Use this link to share with your network

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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.


P.O. Box 653
Canastota, NY 13032

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