Community Health Workers

CHWs can open an Employment Pathway for participants

When a Community Health Worker (CHW) visits with their participant, the Employment Pathway is one of the 21 Pathways that can be identified as a need. Once the participant recognizes that Employment is necessary and wants to find a job, the CHW opens the Pathway. A participant can list many reasons they are looking for [...]

HUB, Greater Johnstown School District host End of Year Celebration for families

To wrap up the first year  partnership between the Community Care HUB and the Greater Johnstown School District, an End of Year Celebration was held at the the Greater Johnstown YMCA May 20. Families enrolled in the HUB were given dinner from Flood City Café, then the children were able to blow off some energy [...]

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 [...]

CHW Financing Survey released

If you are a Pennsylvania Community Health Worker employer, please complete this 5 minute survey related to CHW financing developed by the PA CHW Task Force Billing, Reimbursement and Sustainability Committee. The committee would like as many CHW employers to participate as possible to ensure there is accurate representation of how CHWs are currently funded across PA. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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