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Evidence in favor of CHWs continues to grow

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are a critical piece of healthcare. When the Community Care HUB, an initiative of the 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health, was formed in 2020 the group knew just how critical CHWs would be to Cambria and Somerset counties. What is a CHW? A Community Health Worker is a frontline public [...]

Education plays a role in health and life expectancy

Exercise, eating healthy, and regular medical appointments are well-known factors in a person’s overall health; however, a surprising factor – education – has been studied and is now included as a factor of life expectancy. The County Health Rankings interactive model identifies education as a Social and Economic Factor, which accounts for 40% of a [...]

Community Health Summit held for local groups to review area needs

In an all-day conference August 9, social service organizations, healthcare providers, community-based organizations, and non-profit groups from Cambria and Somerset counties gathered at the Living-Learning Center on the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown’s campus for a Community Health Summit, as part of the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) process. The summit featured morning sessions [...]

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 [...]

Housing Symposium for Cambria and Somerset Counties a success

Navigating the housing resources in Cambria and Somerset counties is an in-depth and often complex process. Since there is a such a wide variety of programs, 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health project manager Leanna Bird and United Way of the Laurel Highlands community impact manager Paula Gojmerac, along with a robust planning committee, came [...]

2021-12-13T14:20:12+00:00November 22nd, 2021|Categories: Events, Housing, News|Tags: , |

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|

Nov. 18th: Housing Symposium for Cambria & Somerset Counties

A Housing Symposium for Cambria and Somerset Counties will be held virtually Thursday, November 18th from 9-11:30 am. Register here.  Housing assistance providers will explain current housing assistance programs available for Cambria and Somerset county residents, including the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Section 8, and more. There will be plenty of time [...]

2021-09-23T10:00:58+00:00September 23rd, 2021|Categories: Events, News|

“WalkWorks Wednesdays” to begin June 16th

The Recreation Economy Committee (REC) of the Cambria Regional Chamber, in partnership with the 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health, will begin "WalkWorks Wednesdays" on Wednesday, June 16th at 12 pm. The meeting location will be at the WalkWorks sign on the corner of Main St. and Market Street near the Cambria County Library. Anyone [...]

2021-06-14T08:24:23+00:00June 14th, 2021|Categories: Events, News, Population Health|
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