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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 [...]

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,” [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Community Care HUB achieves Level 1 Certification

The Community Care HUB (HUB), an initiative of the 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health (CPH), received its Level 1 Certification from the Pathways Community HUB Institute® (PCHI®). “Receiving Certification from the Pathways Community HUB Institute is truly an honor,” said Jeannine McMillan, Executive Director, 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health. “This means that the [...]

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