22 Nov

Housing Symposium for Cambria and Somerset Counties a success

By |2021-11-22T13:24:34-05:00November 22nd, 2021|Events, News|

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

8 Nov

1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health participates in health fair

By |2021-11-22T11:18:58-05:00November 8th, 2021|COVID-19, Events, News, Population Health|

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

29 Oct

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

By |2021-10-29T10:57:00-04:00October 29th, 2021|COVID-19, Events, News|

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

22 Oct

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

By |2021-10-22T14:43:53-04:00October 22nd, 2021|COVID-19, News, Population Health|

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

30 Sep

Portage Area School District builds air filters for classrooms

By |2021-09-30T08:40:58-04:00September 30th, 2021|COVID-19, News|

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

23 Sep

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

By |2021-10-06T08:17:28-04:00September 23rd, 2021|Events, News|

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

1 Sep

Community Care HUB Celebrates One Year Anniversary!

By |2021-09-15T10:27:10-04:00September 1st, 2021|HUB, News|

September 1, 2021 marked the one-year anniversary of the Community Care HUB. We are grateful to HUB Care Coordination Agencies - Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy, Beginnings, Inc., & Community Action Partnership of Cambria County - who became Care Coordination Agency partners of ours over a year ago. Needless to say, starting a home-visiting program during