Healthy Communities is focused on addressing SOAR’s goal, “to reduce the physical and economic impact of obesity, diabetes, and substance abuse.” The Community Health Action Team (CHAT) works to achieve this goal by using best practice recommendations, collaborations across organizations, and education to help create sustainable economic infrastructure and healthy communities.
The SOAR Working Group Report guilds SOAR in each areas of focus.
Click here to read the full SOAR Working Group Report
The blueprint is one cohesive document with strategic goals and objectives to improve Eastern Kentucky's economy. The blueprint will be used to coordinate a well-organized, strategic, proactive, and systemic approach across federal, state, local, and non-profit agencies.
Healthy Communities' goal is to "to reduce the physical and economic impact of obesity, diabetes, and substance abuse."
Regional Food Systems - by connecting efforts around strengthening regional food systems with local schools, restaurants, etc., community health can be improved with an increased availability of fresh fruits and vegetables, while regional food systems efforts can be strengthened by increased demand
A 21st Century Workforce - by connecting employers to wellness programs that improve both company efficiency and employee wellness, both the workforce and community health outcomes are improved
Industrial Development - by ensuring our talent is healthy and available to work our region becomes more attractive in industrial recruitment efforts
The Assitance directory highlights strategic partners that may be able to help you in the implementation of mature stage projects needing one final piece of the puzzle.