Rural Health Community Partners

HPC Celebrated Rural Health Day on November 21, 2019 by sharing some stories from our Rural Health Community Partners.  Read more below:

Nation Rural Health Day Banner showing the sunrise on a country road

National Rural Health Day is about celebrating the Power of the Rural.   What makes Tompkins County strong is the combination of the unique and special city we call Ithaca, surrounded by rural communities and farms. We recently sat down with six of our rural health community champions to learn more about how they provide support to the rural communities they serve.  Our deepest thanks to them, and all the organizations and individuals that help to make these communities healthy places to live, work, and play!

Click a title to read about our rural health community champions:

Human Services Coalition – NY Health Health Insurance Enrollment – JD Drader

Tompkins County Health Department

Office for the Aging: Dawn Sprague, Aging Services Specialist

Cayuga Medical Center – Rural Internal Medicine Residency Program

Foodnet- Jessica Gosa, Executive Director

Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming – Natalie Hughes


To learn more about rural health initiatives visit