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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 [...]

CPH receives grants to help combat college food insecurity

Center for Population Health’s Local Food Systems Coordinator Nan McNinney has secured two grants to assist college students who may be facing food insecurity at Mount Aloysius College, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Saint Francis University, and University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Community Foundation for the Alleghenies provided $3,800 and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank provided [...]

January is National Blood Donor Month

Did you know that every 2 seconds someone in the United States needs blood or platelets? Blood is essential in surgeries, treatments, traumatic injuries, and other lifesaving measures. Without blood donation, millions of people would be at risk of losing their lives. January is National Blood Donor Month and a great time to book an [...]

Health-related social needs, a top priority

Understanding how social determinants of health (SDOH) and health-related social needs (HRSN) affect a person’s overall health is critical to reducing health disparities. Social determinants of health are the conditions in the environment where people are born, live, work, and play. Healthy People 2030 categorizes SDOH into five groups: Economic Stability Education Access and Quality [...]

3,000 pounds of venison donated to food pantries through partnership

Approximately 3,000 pounds of venison has been delivered to five Cambria County food pantries this year thanks to efforts made by Center for Population Health Local Food Systems Coordinator Nan McNinney and her partnership with Hunters Sharing the Harvest. “So many people are grateful to have this extra source of protein on their table, “said [...]

November is American Diabetes Month 

More than 1 in 3 adults are considered prediabetic; however, most don’t know they have it. November is American Diabetes Month and a time to raise awareness about this important public health issue. According to Healthy People 2030, more than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes. It is also the seventh leading [...]

October is Health Literacy Month

October is Health Literacy Month and a perfect time to highlight the importance of knowing and understanding your health diagnoses and care. Health literacy is the ability to read, understand, remember, and use information to make decisions about your health. When it comes to Health Literacy, there are two different types: Personal Health Literacy, which [...]

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. This is an opportunity to prepare for disasters and emergencies that can happen at any time. FEMA’s theme this year is “Take Control in 1, 2, 3.” According to Ready.gov, this year’s campaign will focus on older adults, especially those that are disproportionately affected by all-health hazards. What can you [...]

2023-09-12T17:30:53+00:00September 12th, 2023|Categories: Adults, Events, Health, Kids, News, Population Health, Seniors, Wellness|Tags: |
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