Established in 2016, the Central Southern Tier Health Alliance looks for opportunities to improve health in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties. By coordinating efforts and seeking additional funding opportunities, the alliance explores how vital conditions—including jobs, education and access to preventative services—play a role in a person’s overall health.

The alliance is comprised of top executives across a wide range of industries including health care, business, government and higher education. The needs of the region are broad and no one organization can solve them alone, which is why this community-wide approach is critical.

In 2018 and 2019, the alliance guided a health impact assessment of housing in Elmira. Conducted by Common Ground, the study’s research and recommendation led to increased health screenings in low-income neighborhoods and helped bring in new grant funding for health initiatives.

Currently, the alliance is focused on two priorities:

  • Improving student pathways to success through early childhood outreach and education, and

  • meeting the unique health needs for residents who are unemployed or underemployed.

Central Southern Tier Health Alliance Members
The alliance includes representatives from county government, business, health care, education and other organizations.  



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