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|

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 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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