May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Every year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with at least one mental illness. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly 1 in 5 (52.9 million in 2020) adults in the United States have a mental illness. Collaborating and having productive conversations to provide more and better mental health services [...]

Climate has major effects on population health

April 22 is Earth Day. It’s a time to join forces and commit to an action plan to take better care of our world, which will help to take better care of people. One of the largest threats affecting people’s health is climate change. Climate change affects clean air, safe drinking water, food, and shelter [...]

Black Maternal Health Week calls attention to disparities

Black Maternal Health Week falls in the second week of April; appropriately, it takes place during National Minority Health Month. While minorities face disparities across all health systems, Black women and mothers face a disproportionate number of concerns before, during, and after pregnancy. The 2021 County Health Rankings reported that 9% of babies born in [...]

1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health celebrates NPHW

During National Public Health Week (April 4-10), the Center will be holding a website scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt will allow participants to search around our website https://www.1889jeffersoncenter.org/ and learn about the Center and our other initiatives. The Scavenger Hunt form can be found at https://www.1889jeffersoncenter.org/2022/03/28/participate-in-our-nphw-website-scavenger-hunt/. Individuals who submit their forms will be entered into [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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|
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