*If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call or text 988 Although it’s important to address suicide prevention year-round, September is set aside as a dedicated month to address the very difficult topic. At the local level, the County Health Rankings (data from 2016-2020) show that Cambria County experienced 126 deaths by [...]
Imagine having a doctor’s appointment in two hours and your friend who planned to take you was called into work last minute; you no longer have a ride. There are other options: You could take the bus, but you aren’t within walking distance of a stop. Even if you were near a bus stop, the [...]
Housing is a well-established Social Determinant of Health (SDOH) and plays a large role in mental and physical well-being. As a whole, people facing housing instability can experience a wide variety of challenges like, having trouble paying rent, overcrowding, frequent moving, staying with relatives, spending the bulk of the home’s income on housing, and more. [...]
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 [...]
Creating lasting partnerships between agencies to better serve their respective communities was the goal of a recent morning meeting between 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health Executive Director Jeannine McMillan and Project Manager Leanna Bird, who met with Kristin Lazzara and Stuart Fisk from Allegheny Health Network’s Center for Inclusion Health out of Pittsburgh. “We were able to [...]
A logo contest was recently conducted at Greater Johnstown High School with the goal of promoting Type 2 Diabetes prevention through lifestyle changes. The contest, which was hosted by the 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health as part of the Communities in Schools initiative, was open to art students at Greater Johnstown High School. Conemaugh [...]
March's Health Matters article and Infographic in the Tribune Democrat discusses the relationship between diabetes and kidney disease. Johnstown kidney specialist Dr. Faina Gurevich shares here knowledge and experience with the disease.