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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|

We’re hiring! 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health searching for Referral Coordinator

The 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health is looking for a Referral Coordinator to join the team. You will be responsible for assisting with client enrollment, tracking referral outcomes, making sure the community resource database is accurate, and clerical support in the office. The right candidate will also be instrumental in the Community Care HUB. [...]

2022-02-17T15:30:44+00:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: HUB, News, Population Health|

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|

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

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 [...]

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