COVID-19

1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health participates in health fair

The 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health attended a community health fair at FWA Gym at 200 Lincoln Street in Johnstown November 6. Gym owner Oscar Cashaw and FWA tutor and community member Karen Carter Brandon, along with clinical support manager at Conemaugh Health System Barbara Duryea, joined forces to sponsor the event. After talking [...]

2021-11-08T08:45:49+00:00November 8th, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, Events, News, Population Health|Tags: , , , |

Department of Health to Hold Free COVID-19 Testing Site in Somerset County

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) today announced that a free, outdoor drive-up COVID-19 testing site in Somerset County will be open to anyone who feels they need a test. This testing site was organized in collaboration with the Cambria-Somerset COVID-19 Task Force and the Somerset County Department of Emergency Services, and the site [...]

2021-10-29T10:56:40+00:00October 29th, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, Events, News|

Cambria-Somerset Covid Task Force releases FAQ related to COVID-19 vaccines

The Cambria-Somerset Covid Task Force would like to share the following FAQ related to the COVID-19 vaccine booster shots and other COVID-19-related information based upon the latest CDC guidance. This information is up to date as of 10/21/21, but please note that guidelines may change as more information becomes available. Vaccine providers on the task [...]

Portage Area School District builds air filters for classrooms

In an effort to further combat COVID-19 and keep students in the classroom, Portage Area School District superintendent Eric Zelanko purchased enough box fans and filters to make 100 Corsi-Rosenthal Cubes. These inexpensive and effective tools are used to clean the air and have been suggested for use in all classrooms by the Cambria-Somerset COVID-19 [...]

2021-09-30T08:23:57+00:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|

U.S. Senator Casey visits Vaccine Clinic and Community Resource Fair

U.S. Senator Bob Casey visited a Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic and Community Resource Fair at Oakhurst Homes in Johnstown on Friday, May 7th. He recognized Cambria-Somerset Covid Task Force members for their proactive vaccination efforts in the region. The event was coordinated by the Johnstown Housing Authority, Richland Family Health Center, 1889 Jefferson Center for Population [...]

2021-05-19T13:23:27+00:00May 19th, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, Events, News|

Covid Task Force leads to Somerset & Meyersdale Vaccine Clinics

In an effort to coordinate Covid-19 vaccination roll-out across Cambria and Somerset Counties, representatives from various sectors have come together to form the Cambria/Somerset Covid-19 Task Force. As a result of the Task Force, Mainline Pharmacy, Somerset County, 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health, Meyersdale Area School District, and Somerset Area School District are partnering [...]

2021-03-25T06:26:11+00:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News, Population Health|

Rev. Sylvia King addresses Covid Vaccine Hesitancy: “This is not a test”

Recently, we had the chance to talk with Rev. Sylvia King of Christ Centered Community Church in Johnstown, PA about the personal impact of her Covid-19 diagnosis and the reluctance among some African Americans to get the Covid vaccine. Understanding vaccine hesitancy among African Americans means understanding the history of medical experimentation in the U.S. [...]

2021-03-23T16:42:02+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|

Covid Task Force leads to more affordable housing resident vaccinations

In a continued effort to coordinate Covid-19 vaccination distribution to vulnerable and low-income populations, members of the Cambria/Somerset Covid-19 Task Force have partnered to vaccinate 1a-eligible residents of the Garden Terrace Apartments (730 Bloom St) and Loughner Plaza (51 Akers St) on Thursday, March 18th. Task Force partners include the Richland Family Health Center (RFHC), [...]

2021-03-18T17:03:06+00:00March 18th, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News, Population Health|

Flor Hernandez, CHW: Advocating for the People

Check out this month’s Community Health Worker (CHW) spotlight with Flor Hernandez, employed by HUB care coordination agency, Beginnings, Inc. Tell us about yourself. I was born in Washington, DC and grew up in the diverse melting pot of Alexandria, Virginia. I witnessed and experienced poverty. I was a child translator for my community at [...]

2021-03-16T15:24:51+00:00March 16th, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, HUB, HUB Community Health Workers, News|

Covid Task Force leads to vaccinations for vulnerable residents

In an effort to coordinate Covid-19 vaccination roll-out across Cambria and Somerset Counties, representatives from various sectors have come together to form the Cambria/Somerset Covid-19 Task Force. As a result of the Task Force, Richland Family Health Center (RFHC), Johnstown Housing Authority (JHA), University of Pittsburgh Johnstown Baccalaureate Nursing Program, and 1889 Jefferson Center for [...]

2021-03-12T16:49:23+00:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, Events, News, Population Health|
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