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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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