Our mission is simple…
We strive to improve the quality of life for all people living in Eastern Kentucky, by reducing the physical and economic impact of obesity, diabetes, and substance use disorder throughtout our communities. We do this because we believe that reducing these issues will have a large impact of all of Appalachian Kentucky.
The Community Health Action Team (CHAT) is a task force working to achieve SOAR’s 4th Blueprint Goal “To reduce the physical and economic impact of obesity, diabetes, and substance abuse.” The task force will address this goal by using best practice recommendations, collaborations across organizations and education to help create sustainable economic infrastructure and build healthier communities.
Implement innovative evidence‐based programs to address regional health disparities in access, quality of care, and health outcomes
Strengthen community partnerships and collaborations with stakeholders to increase focus on health and disease prevention throughout the region
Reduce the scope and impact of substance abuse and related consequences through education, awareness, prevention and access to services
Increase access to healthy, affordable foods and opportunities for physical activity
To read about different innovations happening around the region.