Resources

Community Plans & Strategies 14

Year in Review 2021

Southern Tier 8’s performance in 2021 demonstrated another year of heightened activity with Pandemic response and ecosystem rebuilding efforts. Looking back at 2021, not only did we secure more federal investments than we’ve seen in 40 years, but we also positioned communities for upcoming investments to support our community growth for the next five years. We had the strongest organizational staff yet and dedicated contract employees with talent to move five key community development steps forward:

The Region's 5-year Plan (Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy: CEDS)

Program: Project Development & Technical Assistance with Appalachian Regional Commission Investments

NYS DOS Investment Strategies

2020 In Review

2020 In Review...

Clean Energy Industry Cluster Study

Program: Clean Energy Industry Cluster Support

Ecosystem assessment & strategy development to support established & start-up companies in the Clean Energy Industry across the Southern Tier. Industries Mapped across the Southern Tier.

Southern Tier NYS Clean Energy Industry Study 2020: Mapped

Program: Clean Energy Industry Cluster Support

Industry Cluster Mapped by Tier Energy Network

Coal Impact 2018

Industry Summit: Housing 2021- 2022, recording Rural America’s Hidden Housing Crisis

Program: Collaborative Planning: Housing Challenges & Best Practices

Session 1: Rural America’s Hidden Housing Crisis, offered 11/18/21 Michael J. Borges, Executive Director, Rural Housing Coalition of New York Darren “Hal” McCabe, Executive Director, NY State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources Shelly Johnson-Bennett, Director of Planning, Delaware County Moderator: Shane Butler, Director of Planning & Airport Administrator, Chenango County. Topic areas: rural and urban challenges, affordable v. workforce v. low-income housing, regional context.

ST8 2021 Year in Review

Appalachian Region Employers Toolkit

Appalachian Region Employers Toolkit for use in promoting workplace safety. This collection of resources includes information on meeting community needs, facts about COVID-19 vaccines, and sample social media posts for your use

2022 Workplace Wellness Assessment of Southern Tier Business

Program: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Recovery-to-Work Workforce Ecosystem Development

Stress Survey Results from Businesses across the Southern Tier

GUIDE TO ARC PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Recovery to Work Outreach Strategy

Program: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Recovery-to-Work Workforce Ecosystem Development

Pilot Study of Leader’s Perceptions of Mental Health Programs and Costs in Small Workplaces

Program: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Recovery-to-Work Workforce Ecosystem Development

Small Business Owners Survey exploring Mental Health Impacts in Workplaces across the Southern Tier and Upstate New York. Many thanks to Dr. Joel Bennett & Organizational Wellness Learning Systems for developing this behavior health paper! Thanks to Julie Dostal at LEAF, Tom Kowalik at Kowalik & Associates, Bob Murphy at Broome Tioga Workforce, Stacey Duncan at the Leadership Alliance, Angela Sullivan at The Council of Tompkins County, Lisa Hoeschel at Family Counciling Services of Cortland and other partners that engaged local business participation!

Health & Wellness 6

Appalachian Diseases of Despair (2019)

Program: Project Development & Technical Assistance with Appalachian Regional Commission Investments

Department of Defense Innovative Readiness Training

Program: Deployment Training with American Communities Regional Host

2019 Innovative Readiness Training Summary: Guard and Reserve Serve 3,608 Patients in Homer & Norwich

Program: Deployment Training with American Communities Regional Host

Health Disparities in Appalachia, 2017

Program: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Recovery-to-Work Workforce Ecosystem Development

Creating a Culture of Health in Appalachia: Disparities and Bright Spots is an innovative research initiative sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and administered by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. This multi-part health research project will, in successive reports: measure population health and document disparities in health outcomes in the Appalachian Region compared to the United States as a whole, as well as disparities within the Appalachian Region; identify “Bright Spots,” or communities that exhibit better-than-expected health outcomes given their resources; and explore a sample of the Bright Spot communities through indepth, field-based case studies. Taken together, these reports will provide a basis for understanding and addressing health issues in the Appalachian Region. This research initiative aims to identify factors that support a Culture of Health in Appalachian communities and explore replicable activities, programs, or policies that encourage better-than-expected health outcomes that could translate into actions that othercommunities can replicate.

SUD Workforce Ecosystem DDAA Learning Academy Resources

Program: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Recovery-to-Work Workforce Ecosystem Development

Resources developed in the 2020-2021 DDAA Learning Academy...many thanks to the Center of Regional Economic Competitiveness for hosting the supports!

SMACKED! Heroin Addiction & Recovery in Rural America by producer Jessica Vecchione featuring Dr. Julie Dostal

Program: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Recovery-to-Work Workforce Ecosystem Development

The Active Recovery Workforce Industry Summit event was held on April 10th 2019. Movie producer Jessica Vecchione presented her short film entitled SMACKED! Heroin Addiction & Recovery in Rural America featuring Dr. Julie Dostal of LEAF.