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Rural Health Network of Oswego County

Our Mission

The Rural Health Network of Oswego County will improve the quality, affordability, and availability of health care services in Oswego County by focusing key resources to address specific health care priorities and to strengthen the local health care system. Network staff, leadership and members will accomplish this by coordinating and collaborating existing health services as well as developing new, collaborative, and expanded services based on needs assessment data.  Five major focus areas have emerged as high priority to address health system issues and health care problems and carry out the mission of the Network.  The Network’s committee structure and membership are aligned to address these focus areas:


HealtheConnections PHIP Team Press Release (1/22/15)

Oswego County Falls Prevention Coalition

The STEADI Webinar is Friday, October 10, 2014 at 9:30 am.

Implementing STEADI - An Authentic Perspective from a Broome County Physician Champion and Team - click to register for this free Webinar


Community Commons Newsletter 9-25-14

Life- Expectancy Gaps, Sustaining the Effort, and Food Day


Rural Assistance Center Health and Human Services Update 9-17-14

HRSA rural grant awardees announced, health insurance premium & uptake reports, hospital closure news, more


Central New York Care Collaborative

 The CNYCC is the Central New York Care Collaborative, a collaboration betweeen more than 300 (and growing daily) healthcare and community based service providers located throughout a ten county (Cayuga, Cortland, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Tompkins) region in Upstate Central New York.


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There has been a change in state law that applies to Medicaid beneficiaries in your service area who are 21 years of age or older and qualify for Medicare. These beneficiaries are now required to join a managed long-term care plan to receive Medicaid home health care, personal care and other long-term care services.

 Tackling Homelessness in Oswego County

PIT Survey Results 2014

The American Association on Health and Disability released a Guide to Disability for Healthcare Insurance Marketplace Navigators.

Navigators and other enrollment specialists can use this guide to learn the unique considerations people with disabilities face as they shop for healthcare coverage. For example, someone with a mental health condition or cognitive impairment may have difficulty concentrating or following detailed instructions.

The guide was created as part of the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative, an initiative aimed at providing cross-disability information and support to navigators and other professionals providing enrollment support to people with disabilities.

  HealtheConnections Secure Messaging (Direct)

HealtheConnections now offers a simple, secure way for healthcare professinals to communicate within our RHIO network at no charge. (Secure Messaging Interest Form)


SNAP Benefit Decreases Questions and Answers - effective 11/1/2013



We are pleased to announce that the NY State of Health Customer Service Center is now open and trained representatives are ready to answer questions and provide information to consumers and small businesses. Please see details below regarding the phone number and the hours of operation:

1- 855- 355- 5777

Hours of Operation

September 16 through September 30
Monday -Friday  8am -  5pm

Starting October 1

Monday through Friday 8am- 8pm
Saturday 9am- 1pm


The RHN Funding & Public Policy Committee was charged with creating an electronic reference catalog for the purpose of aiding participating RHN members with a central resource for data and information for grant writing. The Community Commons Resource is described below and provides free access to numerous valuable resources.

Community Commons is an interactive mapping, networking, and learning utility for the broad-based healthy, sustainable, and livable communities' movement. Registered users have FREE access to:

  • Over 7,000 GIS data layers at state, county, zip code, block group, tract, and point-levels
  • Contextualized mapping, visualization, analytic, impact and communication tools and apps
  • Searchable profiles of hundreds of place-based community initiatives (multi-sector collaboratives) working towards healthy/sustainable/livable/equitable communities - funded by government and private philanthropy - complete with text & video narratives on "what's working."
  • Peer learning forums in the "interactive commons" with colleagues exploring similar interests and challenges - hosted by leading national Technical Assistance providers.

The Commons is a democratized learning and innovation platform for:

  • enhancing the reach and impact of currently-funded place based investments;
  • applying an asset-based approach to help grow and sustain impact once the funding is over;
  • and supporting communities of highest burden who heither have grant financing, nor cohorts.

Find the region's most in-depth look at New York State politics and government each week on The Legislative Gazette.


NYS Medicaid Managed Care and Family Health Plus Pharmacy Benefit Information Center:  This website is designed to provide easy access for members and providers looking for information on the drugs and supplies covered by different Medicaid and Family Health Plus health care plans. While pharmacy benefits and participating pharmacies vary among health plans, all plans maintain their own web sites and customer service call centers.

Achieving Seamless Coverage: Work in Progress and Changes Ahead: Medicaid conference 7/10/2013


The YouToons Get Read for ObamacareHealth Insurance changes coming your way under the Affordable Care Act

 Health Homes of Upstate New York

  Health Care Reform Presentation


 Compare website redesigned to help consumers search for physicians

 Rural Oral Health Toolkit


2014 Oswego County Community Services Directory

2014 Oswego County Government Directory

2014-2017 Oswego County Community Health Assessment

2010-2013 Oswego County Community Health Assessment

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Health Literacy: Accurate, Accessible and Actionable Health Information for All

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Launches New Consumer Focused Health Care Website:


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