Welcome to Delaware County, NY Rural Healthcare Alliance

The Delaware County Rural Healthcare Alliance is predicated upon the belief that collaboratively and collectively we can achieve far more with far less than we can as isolated organizations. Projects of the Alliance are often carried out by member and partner agencies, with the Alliance serving as convener and planner.

  • Maximizing the ability of the local healthcare system to provide the highest quality healthcare possible for Delaware County residents.  Healthcare providers are large employers and contribute to the local economy. 
  • The Alliance supports the health delivery system by expanding availability of preventive and wellness services.
  • Educating consumers of health services regarding health and wellness issues in Delaware County.
  • Promoting collaboration among health and human services providers.


What are the warning and heart attack symptoms for women?

We can provide a presentation on female warning and heart attack symptoms and what to do if you have any of these symptoms. You will be asked to answer a few questions before and after the presentation.                                          

If interested in hosting a presentation contact Nan Cazzolla at nc225@cornell.edu

Alzheimer’s Association Program

If you think you may be experiencing memory loss or are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, you may feel overwhelmed, frustrated or even frightened by what the future holds.

 The Alzheimer’s Association has developed an educational program for families andcaregivers dealing with memory loss problems, as well as in-personcounseling.   Presentations will be heldat senior meal sites and clubs to offer 10Warning Signs education program and identify those who need additionalinformation and support.

 For additional program information contact Ann Thayer, Project Manager at ann.thayer@alz.orgor call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900. 

5-2-1-0 Project

CornellCooperative Extension is participating in a new community outreachcollaborative with the Bassett Health Network to engage parents and youth tomake environmental changes directly impacting their health.

The5-2-1-0 project promotes eating five fruits/vegetables per day, decreasing TVscreen time to 2 hours per day, increase physical activity to 1 hour a day anddecrease the consumption of sweetened beverages to zero. 

Foradditional program information contact the Alliance at 607.865-6531.


Cornell Cooperative Extension will be offering a Heart Healthy Walking program at the Margaretville Memorial Hospital in September 2014 for ten weeks.  

If you are interested in having a Heart Healthy Walking program in your community please contact Nan at the CCE Rural Healthcare Alliance at nc225@cornell.edu or 865-6531.