Liberty, NY – Sullivan County Public Health Director Nancy McGraw has been elected to the board of the New York State Association for Rural Health (NYSARH). As a board member, she will play a key role in guiding NYSARH’s policies and advocacy efforts at both the State and Federal levels.
“I am honored to be a part of this hardworking team of professionals, who represent municipalities, health care organizations, and rural health networks across New York,” McGraw said. “We aim to ensure State and Federal lawmakers and leaders do not forget the critical needs of rural communities and the people they serve.”
NYSARH is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization working to preserve and improve the health of the citizens in rural New York State. Members represent all facets of the rural health care industry, as well as individuals and students. On many different levels, NYSARH serves individuals, consumers, non-profit organizations, government agencies and officials, health care facilities, emergency medical service providers, long-term care organizations, businesses, universities, foundations, associations, and other stakeholders in rural health.
Current priorities include enhancing access to high-quality healthcare and related services in rural communities, providing universal access to broadband telecommunications, and supporting NYS contracting and procurement practices that respect the unique needs of special populations and the providers that serve them.