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Local Food Coordinator Position will enhance food system projects across Cambria County

Building and strengthening relationships between food distributors and those who need better access to healthier foods is a priority of the Local Foods, Local Places initiative in Cambria County. With this goal in mind, the 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health collaborated with 40 local stakeholders, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (The Food Bank), Aetna [...]

Join our team as a Local Food System Coordinator

Local Food System Coordinator Cambria County, PA Job Overview The Local Food System Coordinator position facilitates the collaboration of food system partners to develop and incubate projects and programs that further the goals and priorities for a strong, vibrant regional food system in Cambria County characterized by abundant local food production, equitable food access, economic [...]

CHW Financing Survey released

If you are a Pennsylvania Community Health Worker employer, please complete this 5 minute survey related to CHW financing developed by the PA CHW Task Force Billing, Reimbursement and Sustainability Committee. The committee would like as many CHW employers to participate as possible to ensure there is accurate representation of how CHWs are currently funded across PA. [...]

Women’s History Month focuses on healing and hope

Women’s History Month is a time to highlight and celebrate the contributions of women. This year, the designated theme for March 2022 is “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” According to the National Women’s History Alliance (NWHA), the theme is “both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and [...]

Black History Month tackles health and wellness

Since 1976, every United States president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. 2022’s theme “Black Health and Wellness” means not only celebrating contributions from African Americans, but also calling attention to the major disparities faced in health care and social services. When it comes to disparities in maternal and [...]

2022-03-15T15:24:42+00:00February 24th, 2022|Categories: Health, Population Health, Pregnancy, Wellness|Tags: , |

What are Social Determinants of Health?

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are the conditions under which people are born, grow, live, work, and age. Though SDOHs are non-medical, they still have a major impact on health, well-being, and quality of life. According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services and the Healthy People 2030 initiative, there are five domains [...]

Senator Casey introduces legislation to build up CHW workforce

Strengthening the Community Health Worker (CHW) workforce has come to the forefront of conversations about preventable disease and reducing health care disparity across the nation. CHWs are frontline public health workers who are trusted and integrated members of the communities in which they work. A CHW works as a liaison to connect the people who [...]

Get to know new Community Care HUB CHW Sophie Sprankle

Meet Sophie Sprankle, the newest Community Health Worker at the HUB. She is employed by care coordination agency Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy. Tell us about yourself. My name is Sophie. I am a graduate of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College with a degree in Social Work and a certificate in Substance Abuse & Addiction Technician. In [...]

2022-02-17T15:32:36+00:00February 17th, 2022|Categories: COVID-19, HUB, HUB Community Health Workers, News|

We’re hiring! 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health searching for Referral Coordinator

The 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health is looking for a Referral Coordinator to join the team. You will be responsible for assisting with client enrollment, tracking referral outcomes, making sure the community resource database is accurate, and clerical support in the office. The right candidate will also be instrumental in the Community Care HUB. [...]

2022-02-17T15:30:44+00:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: HUB, News, Population Health|
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