This resource is an example of Neighborhood Health Status Improvement from the Greater Rochester Health Foundation.
It profiles the Strengthening Our Area Residents (SOAR) initiative taking place in the Towns of Galen and Savannah and the Village of Clyde in New York, USA. The project is a partner of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County, NY.
The Wayne County SOAR project seeks to improve the health, economic viability and natural beauty of the community and its surroundings. A community-driven plan, SOAR combines citizen projects with the efforts of local, regional, state and federal agencies to meet its aims.
Read the overview to learn more about this rural Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) initiative.
Take your learning further:
- Read about another rural ABCD initiative funded by the Greater Rochester Health Foundation
- See a Canadian case study of rural ABCD
- Learn about Five Steps For Implementing ABCD in Rural Communities