Advocacy - Project Database

Explore the surveys and project summaries below to learn about successful model projects that have been implemented in the North Country.

The Project Database helps foster a learning network to support community health advocates now and in the future.  Do you have a success story to share?  Please download and complete this survey and contact us at  This is a rewarding opportunity to share your knowledge and experience as an advocate with others in the region and beyond.


Project NameProject LocationProject TypeDescriptionLink
Common Ground GardenSaranac LakeEnvironmental ChangeA group of citizens has been working for the last 5 years to build and expand a community gardenProject Form
Indian Lake Community GardenIndian LakeEnvironmental ChangeCitizens in Indian Lake have built a Community Garden which provides veggies to the local food pantry.Project Form

Physical Activity

Project NameProject LocationProject TypeDescriptionLink
Malone Complete Streets PolicyMalonePolicy ChangeA group of interested advocates formed the Malone Complete Streets Partnership and successfully advocated for a village wide Complete Streets PolicyProject Form
Essex County Complete Streets PolicyEssex CounyPolicy ChangeA group of advocates working with county supervisors and county highway officials successfully drafted and passed a county wide policyProject Form
Elizabethtown Active Living StrategyElizabethtownCommunity PlanThe Town of Elizabethown, with a grant from Public Health, developed an Active Living Strategy for the community.Project Form
Elizabethtown Footbridge Park & TrailElizabethtownEnvironmental ChangeA collaboration between the Town of Elizabethtown, Public Health, and a grant from the NYS Office of Parks and Recreation built an interactive, nature playground and park Project Form
Bike 86 CoalitionSaranac Lake - Lake PlacidEnvironmentalA group of citizens launched an online petition which resulted in an immediate change to a State Road Construction ProjectProject Form
Blueberry Hill Trail SystemElizabethtownEnvironmentalEssex County Public Health with help from a consultant and group of volunteers, mapped out a trail system and produced maps and signage to increase use.Project Summary (Essex County Public Health)

Tobacco Use

Project NameProject LocationProject TypeDescriptionLink
Essex County Tobacco Free PolicyEssex CountyPolicy Changewith the assistance of the Essex County Department of Public Health, the Essex County Board of Supervisors adopted and is implementing a tobacco free policy for county owned facilitiesProject Form