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CPH cohosts Community Health Summit and Poverty Simulation

The United Way of the Laurel Highlands, 1889 Foundation, Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, Vision 2025, and Center for Population Health (CPH) hosted the annual Cambria/Somerset Community Health and Human Services Summit on August 17, 2023 at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Living Learning Center. Representatives from Health and Human Service agencies in the [...]

Get your child ready for school with these Back-to-School tips

The new school year is just around the corner. Back to school can place pressure on children and parents; follow these back-to-school health tips from Johns Hopkins Medicine to help you and your children have a successful year: Focus on your child’s nutrition: 17% of youth aged two to 19 in the United States are [...]

HUB CHWs achieve recertification

Four Community Care HUB Community Health Workers (CHWs) achieved recertification through the Pennsylvania Certification Board. In 2020, CHWs Flor, Christy, Shealeigh, and Justina were trained by the Pathways Community HUB Institute (PCHI) to become certified CHWS by the Pennsylvania Certification Board in 2021. They are part of the inaugural class of the Certified CHW workforce [...]

CPH, GPCFB provide free produce to Moxham residents with Block Party

The Center for Population Health (CPH) and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (GPCFB) joined forces Tuesday, July 18 to provide free, fresh produce to Moxham residents. "We planned this event as a way to get the community together and give everyone a safe space to gather,” said Nan McNinney, Center for Population Health Local [...]

1889 JCPH to become Independent 501c3 Organization

The 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health, originally established through funding from 1889 Foundation to Thomas Jefferson University, will become an independent 501c3 organization as of July 1, 2023. The Center was established in 2017 as a collaborative research and resource center to benefit the citizens living in Cambria and Somerset counties. Its mission is [...]

Food waste is a big problem in the United States

One-third of all food goes uneaten in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). An estimated 96% of households’ wasted food found its way into landfills, combustion facilities, or down the drain and into the sewer system. Only an estimated four-percent was composted. According to the EPA, 10.2% of American households were [...]

May is Mental Health Month

Many factors affect mental health, including a person’s environment. Where a person lives and how they interact with their surroundings has a major impact on taking control of their overall well-being and mental health. In fact, a person’s environment is so important to their mental health that Mental Health Month, which takes place every May, [...]

CDC and FDA Support Additional Bivalent COVID-19 Booster for Adults 65 and Older, Immunocompromised

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released updated COVID-19 vaccine recommendations. Highlights include: People 65 years of age and older who have received a single dose of an updated (bivalent) vaccine may receive one additional bivalent dose at least four months after their initial bivalent dose. [...]

Bottlemouth can cause tooth decay in babies

Baby Bottle Tooth Syndrome (Bottlemouth Syndrome or Nursing Caries) is tooth decay caused by a child going to bed with a bottle filled with milk, juice, or anything except water. The syndrome usually affects children between ages one and two. Infants who fall asleep while breastfeeding are also at risk. According to Colgate, “when a [...]

County Health Rankings released

Each year, the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute releases its County Health Rankings. The rankings give a closer look at how the health of a county is influenced by habits like smoking, drinking alcohol, exercise, physician access, and other factors called Social Determinants of Health. Cambria County now ranks 64 out of 67 counties [...]

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