Help Southern Tier Health Care System, Inc. enhance their annual reports, grant applications, and other marketing materials with compelling narratives about their organization’s mission, activities, and achievements.
Southern Tier Health Care System, Inc.
Olean, NY, USA
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Southern Tier Health Care System, Inc.
Olean, NY, USA


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Posted November 18th

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What We Need
  • A compelling narrative, or set of stories
  • Persuasive copy that can be used in appeals to donors, annual reports, grant applications, and media relations
  • Popular examples: Organization's founding story, a program achievement or milestone, a look back at the past few years, organizational backgrounder, etc.
  • Note: This project is not intended to support your general content planning or marketing but there are several projects in our Marketing & Communications category which are a good fit!
Additional Details

We would like to share with our funder what we have done with our EMS program agency beyond the grant deliverables. We have gone above and beyond what is expected but we don't have a way to report/share these projects and functions. We have also leveraged other funders/projects that we would like them to see as a return on their investment. We would like to share our story of the above and beyond.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have data and outline of additional projects, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have summary of other grants we feel are ROI, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,397 , allowing us to provide additional services to our EMS community

We are looking to grow our ability to help our EMS providers in our rural community by getting additional funding.

Project Plan

Prep: Information Gathering
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss the objectives of project and key audiences
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with relevant background materials (e.g., annual reports, white papers, brochures, organizational history)
Milestone 1: Storytelling Framework
  • Professional presents and discusses primary story angle(s) to the Volunteer Manager
  • Volunteer Manager facilitates interviews between Professional and individuals willing to share their story (if applicable)
Milestone 2: Document Creation
  • Professional shares draft with Volunteer Manager
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with up to two rounds of feedback
Milestone 3: Wrap-Up
  • Professional submits final version
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About The Org

Southern Tier Health Care System, Inc.
Our Mission

It is the mission of Southern Tier Health Care System, Inc. to improve the health and wellness of the rural communities we serve.

What We Do

For more than 25 years, the Southern Tier Health Care System (STHCS) has worked collaboratively to address the health and wellness needs of southwestern New York's rural communities. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, STHCS is headquartered in Olean, N.Y., with programs supporting 250,000 residents throughout Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua counties.

These areas are federally designated as HPSAs, meaning they lack an adequate number of primary care and mental healthcare professionals. Moreover, the socioeconomic conditions of our communities make it challenging for residents to access these limited services. More than a quarter of the children in the areas we serve are living in poverty; our counties rank in some of the lowest percentiles statewide in health outcomes.

With an emphasis on leveraging new technologies to scale access to healthcare across our communities, we partner with healthcare providers, parents & caregivers, educators, law enforcement, faith leaders, and other public health and social services officials to deliver the most holistic care possible. Our programs range from training and accrediting local EMS agencies to promoting mental health by educating community members in life-saving techniques such as Narcan training, Stop the Bleed, and suicide prevention.

Working with our 12 collaborating partners, STHCS develops and implements programs that identify and remove barriers to health care. In collaboration with our federal, state, and local partners, STHCS advances the broader Department of Health priorities that are designed to enhance the capacity of our health care system and to offer a wide range of tangible assistance to our underserved communities.


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