The Rural Outreach Center (ROC) in East Aurora, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering self-sufficiency among people living in rural poverty in Western New York, has been elected as the 2021 Community Star representing the state of New York by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH).
NOSORH was established in 1995 to assist State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, healthcare for 57 million rural Americans. NOSORH enhances the capacity of SORH to do this by supporting the development of state and community rural health leaders; creating and facilitating state, regional and national partnerships that foster information sharing and spur rural health-related programs/activities; and enhancing access to quality healthcare services in rural communities.
On Nov. 18, the 11th Annual National Rural Health Day, NOSORH will honor and celebrate the Rural Outreach Center’s exceptional contributions to rural health by sharing their story, along with others from across the United States, in the official book of Community Stars.
“We are very proud of this recognition and the opportunity to share our story with a national audience,” said Frank Cerny, executive director of the Rural Outreach Center. “We would also like to congratulate the other Community Star organizations across the country that work tirelessly every day to improve the lives of those often forgotten, and thank NOSORH for their work and for taking the time to recognize leaders in the fight against rural poverty.”
The Rural Outreach Center is located at 730 Olean Road in East Aurora. For more information, please visit theroc.co, call (716) 240-2220 or follow the organization on Facebook for frequent updates.