The O'Connor Office of Rural Health Studies at the Decker School of Nursing was established in 1997 by an endowment from the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O'Connor Foundation. The purpose of the Office is to support rural health care and research in Delaware and surrounding counties. The Office holds more than 350 documents that are used in rural research.

Specifically, the O'Connor Office is responsible for:

  • Promoting heart health in rural women
  • FAST program - Facts for Action to Stroke Treatment - is a community intervention to increase knowledge and awareness of the risk of stroke, the 3rd largest killer of Americans
  • Directing activities to facilitate the identification of health care needs in rural areas
  • Designing nursing strategies to meet those needs
  • Acting as a resource for information and knowledge about health care problems in rural areas
  • Offering a yearly symposium/conference focusing on rural health needs for people in Delaware and surrounding counties

You can receive assistance with resources by contacting:

Director: Mary E. Muscari
E-mail: mmuscari@binghamton.edu
Tel: 607-777-5411

Last Updated: 2/1/16