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 by using the YMCA’s facilities, which included the gymnastics room. The kids practiced their ninja warrior skills on an obstacle course, lifted weights, and climbed the rope wall.
While the children had fun running around, they were excited to jump into the swimming pool for the final event of the evening.
The purpose of the night out was to introduce families enrolled in the HUB to one another and create a safe location for the children to play together.
“We are proud to partner with the Greater Johnstown School District to enroll families in the HUB who can benefit from a connection to a Community Health Worker,” said 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health executive director Jeannine McMillan. “We look forward to continuing to provide opportunities to celebrate the success of the families and students.”
Currently, the HUB works with Greater Johnstown Elementary School families who have Social Determinants of Health needs, Somerset Area School District families with Social Determinants of Health needs, pregnant women who live in Cambria or Somerset County diagnosed with gestational diabetes, and pregnant women who live in Cambria or Somerset County receiving or eligible for medical assistance.
For more information on the HUB, visit https://www.1889jeffersoncenter.org/what-we-do/hub/.