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Center for Population Health, The Women’s Help Center partner for garden beds

The Women’s Help Center and the Center for Population Health (CPH) have joined forces to build raised garden beds for the residents to help address food insecurity as a social determinant of health. The green space behind the Napoleon Street location is approximately 80 cubic feet of growing space and has had garden beds for [...]

Mental Health a focus of Center for Population Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and a time to work together to stop the stigma surrounding mental health and create a more understanding and compassionate community. Locally, Center for Population Health (CPH) is spearheading work to improve mental health and mental health provider knowledge in Cambria and Somerset counties. In 2023, CPH launched a [...]

Center for Population Health’s McMillan Named to 2024 Non-Profit Female Leaders list

Center for Population Health Executive Director Jeannine McMillan was nominated and named to Pennsylvania Business Central’s 6th Annual “Women in Business 2024 Top Non-Profit Female Leaders.” “It is an honor to receive this recognition and to be part of such an amazing organization working to improve the health and lives of residents in our communities,” [...]

Make your vision a priority in March

National Save Your Vision Month is observed every March by the American Optometric Association and is a reminder to make your vision a top priority. In rural communities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that roughly one-third of adults live with a disability and 1 in 12 adults report having three or [...]

Implement frozen foods for healthy and budget-friendly meals

Imagine wanting to eat healthy foods but not being able to afford them or not having the kitchen equipment or storage to cook meals. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), approximately 88% of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) participants report facing some type of barrier to achieving a healthy diet at some [...]

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CDC updates guidance for respiratory illnesses

On March 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new Respiratory Virus Guidance to help people lower health risks posed by a range of common respiratory viral illnesses like COVID-19, flu, and RSV. If you think you have a respiratory virus, stay home and away from others if you are experiencing respiratory [...]

Racism still a driver in preventing healthy lives

Racial and ethnic disparities prevent millions of people from living their healthiest lives possible. Throughout the United States, racial and ethnic minority groups experience higher rates of illness and death due to health conditions like diabetes, hypertension, obesity, asthma, and heart disease compared White people. While the self-reported health status of Black and African Americans [...]

Which snacks are healthy for your teeth?

Did you know that the bacteria that causes cavities is contagious through saliva? This is especially important for parents and caregivers. The best practice is to avoid sharing a plate of food or blowing on your child’s food to help prevent spreading cavity-causing bacteria. Remember, the best way to prevent cavities is to brush every [...]

I get to help people in need: Meet new CHW Sonya

Tell me about yourself. My name is Sonya. I recently moved to Johnstown from Philadelphia. I used to be an income maintenance caseworker in Philadelphia. I enjoy being a Community Health Worker because I get to help people in need. I love to take walks, read, travel, and listen to music. How do you see [...]

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Developing good dental hygiene and visiting the dentist from an early age is important for lifelong healthy teeth and gums. Every February the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of dental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cavities are the [...]

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