Health

World Cancer Day acknowledges cancer disparities

World Cancer Day originated February 4, 2000 at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium in Paris. 23 years later the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is still working to unite the cancer community and reduce cancer rates globally. A three-year campaign called “Close the Care Gap” has been in full swing [...]

A must for all: Greater Johnstown Elementary School Guidance Counselor Don Trotz talks about HUB

How has being a part of the Community Care HUB benefited your school district and students? We have seen a renewed collaboration with parents and guardians that have improved overall attendance and academic grades. Also, Community Care HUB has provided resources and connections in the community to our families, as well as the “know how…” [...]

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. This month, take time to learn what can be done to lower the risk of cervical cancer. Cervical Cancer was once a leading cause of death for women in the United States, but the cancer’s impact has reduced due to the diligence of screening and prevention. The Centers for [...]

2022-12-16T14:05:54+00:00January 10th, 2023|Categories: Adults, Health, HUB, Population Health, Pregnancy, Wellness|

What is population health?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines “Population Health” as “an opportunity for health care systems, agencies and organizations to work together in order to improve the health outcomes of the communities they serve.” Simply explained, population health is the study of health outcomes found in a group of individuals and can often be [...]

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month

The holiday season is in full swing. In many circles, this means children receiving gifts; however, the opening of packages requires awareness and safety, which is why Prevent Blindness America declared December as Safe Toys and Gifts Month. According to the American Public Health Association (APHA), “The group encourages everyone to consider if the toys [...]

December 1 is World AIDS Day

The first ever global health day was established in 1988. World AIDS Day takes place every year on December 1 and is an opportunity for people to unite worldwide against one common cause, show support for those living with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), and remember those individuals who have died. According to the World AIDS [...]

Seasonal Affective Disorder affects millions of people

**If you have noticed significant changes in your mood or behavior since the seasons have changed, you could be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder and should contact your health care provider or a mental health specialist. When the days start to get shorter in the fall and winter, many people start to experience short periods [...]

Neighborhood and Built Environment have major impact on health

Communities that endure health and safety risks like high rates of violence, or unsafe air and water have a major impact on health and quality of life. Knowing that unsafe communities produce unhealthy residents is what made neighborhood and built environment a social determinant of health. The four components of neighborhood and built environment are: [...]

What is Health Literacy?

Health literacy is a key component of improving health and fostering a trusting relationship with healthcare professionals. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines personal health literacy as “the degree to which individuals have the ability to find, understand, and use information and services to inform health-related decisions and actions for themselves and others.” Every [...]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

*If you or someone you know is in desperate need of help, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224. Every 15 seconds domestic violence takes place in the United States. In 2021, 112 victims lost their lives to domestic violence in Pennsylvania. Two of those victims lived in Cambria County. In [...]

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