Transportation affects every Social Determinant of Health

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 plays an important role in health

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. [...]

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 [...]

Center for Population Health meets with Center for Inclusion Health

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 [...]

Greater Johnstown students win Diabetes logo design challenge

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 [...]

2019-05-21T14:56:48+00:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|
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