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Community Care HUB releases informational video

The Community Care HUB, an initiative of the 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health, has released a video to explain its work in Cambria and Somerset counties. A HUB is an organized, outcome-focused, network of Care Coordination Agencies (CCAs) who hire and train Community Health Workers (CHWs). Developed by the Pathways Community HUB Institute, the [...]

International Men’s Health Week is June 13-19

During International Men’s Health Week, June 13-19, it is important to raise awareness of preventable health issues and encourage early detection and treatment. Men are at higher risk for heart disease, lung cancer, and HIV. They also have unique health problems like prostate cancer. Cambria County cancer statistics from the Pennsylvania Department of Health show [...]

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

This June for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, everyone should take time to learn more about brain health. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 6 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s and 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia. In Cambria County, the Department of [...]

Mental health episodes in youth is on the rise

Although Mental Health Awareness Month wrapped up at the end of May, it is still important to call attention to how it affects adolescents and young adults in the United States. In 2020, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reported: 1 in 6 adolescents (aged 12-17) experienced a major depressive episode 3 million adolescents [...]

HUB, Greater Johnstown School District host End of Year Celebration for families

To wrap up the first year  partnership between the Community Care HUB and the Greater Johnstown School District, an End of Year Celebration was held at the the Greater Johnstown YMCA May 20. Families enrolled in the HUB were given dinner from Flood City Café, then the children were able to blow off some energy [...]

Transportation affects every Social Determinant of Health

Imagine having a doctor’s appointment in two hours and your friend who planned to take you was called into work last minute; you no longer have a ride. There are other options: You could take the bus, but you aren’t within walking distance of a stop. Even if you were near a bus stop, the [...]

Establishing a Medical Home is important for HUB participants

Establishing a Medical Home for a participant is one of the 21 Pathways the Community Care HUB’s Community Health Workers (CHWs) will focus on. According to the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC), a medical home “is best described as a model or philosophy of primary care that is patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible, and focused on [...]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Every year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with at least one mental illness. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly 1 in 5 (52.9 million in 2020) adults in the United States have a mental illness. Collaborating and having productive conversations to provide more and better mental health services [...]

Food insecurity is a concerning SDOH

Feeding America defines food insecurity “as a lack of consistent access to enough food for every person in a household to live an active, healthy life.” According to the USDA, 38.3 million people, including 12 million children, in the United States lived in food-insecure households in 2020. Poverty is connected to food insecurity and for [...]

Climate has major effects on population health

April 22 is Earth Day. It’s a time to join forces and commit to an action plan to take better care of our world, which will help to take better care of people. One of the largest threats affecting people’s health is climate change. Climate change affects clean air, safe drinking water, food, and shelter [...]

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