Rural Broome Counts Final Report

The Rural Broome Counts Final Report is available online.
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Rural Broome Counts Final Report

Rural Health Service Corps is recruiting NOW!

Connection to Care Advocate
with Mobility Management of South Central NY (Vestal, NY):

The Connection to Care Advocate will serve with a team of transportation professionals and AmeriCorps members to improve access to health care and other essential services for people who face barriers to care, including the elderly and people with disabilities. Mobility Management of South Central New York (MMSCNY), located at United Way of Broome County, operates the GetThere Call Center, which serves as a one-stop transportation assistance center, providing case management, information and referral services, trip planning, travel training, and transportation education services. The Connection to Care Advocate will provide one-on-one assistance to participants, and will work collaboratively with the health and human services community to formulate solutions to participants’ transportation needs. In addition, the member will outline strategies to improve awareness and utilization of MMSCNY services through community outreach, marketing/ communications, publication development, and media relations. This position provides the opportunity to practice analytical and problem-solving skills, gain experience in the health and human services sector, and play an integral role in the success of a dynamic community initiative. To apply for this position click here!

New York State of Health

The third open-enrollment period to select a health insurance plan for 2016 begins November 1, 2015 and runs until January 31, 2016. During this time, you are able to enroll in a health insurance plan, switch plans, or apply for cost assistance.

REMEMBER, if you miss open enrollment you will not be able to sign up until the next open enrollment period (except in limited Special Enrollment cases).

Uninsured Americans (for 2016) will be penalized $695 per person or 2.5% of their household income, whichever is higher. Households will be penalized for uninsured children (under age 18) at half the adult rate ($347.50). The maximum dollar amount an uninsured family can be penalized is $2,085.

Quick Facts

  • Those who qualify for Medicaid or Child Health plus can enroll throughout the year.
  • Please note: If you experience a qualifying life event, you can enroll in private insurance outside the open enrollment period.
    • A list of qualifying life events can be found here
  • Please call the Rural Health Network of South Central NY at 607-692-7669 if you have any questions about health insurance or would like to shop, compare, and enroll at our Whitney Point office.

Upcoming Living Healthy Workshops

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)
  • Thursdays, October 8 - November 12, 2015 (six sessions)
  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
  • Tioga Opportunities, 9 Sheldon Guile Blvd., Owego, NY
  • Call Rural Health Network of SCNY to register: 692-7669
  • Click here to view the program flyer.

Care Compass Network panel needs you!

Sign up for the Care Compass Network Panel and you can get rewarded for sharing your opinion! As a panel member, Care Compass Network will periodically ask for your participation in online surveys. Your thoughts provided will influence the decisions of local and regional healthcare delivery! To sign up go to: