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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

March is National Nutrition Month®

50 years ago, National Nutrition Month® became an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. March is a time to learn more about developing healthy habits, like making informed food choices by eating healthy food and making a point to include physical activity into your daily routine. Each year County Health Rankings [...]

Johnstown Leaders Launch Quality Affordable Housing Task Force

A team of Johnstown leaders and organizations has launched a new “Quality Affordable Housing Task Force”.  The goal is to move forward on effective approaches to addressing the challenges of affordable housing in the context of persistent and concentrated poverty, blight, public safety and crime concerns, and the need for more market rate and workforce [...]

Here to help brighten their future: Meet new CHW Tracey

Tell me about yourself! I’ve lived in Johnstown for the last 21 years. I’m from the state of Maryland. I’m married without any little kiddos, but do have grandchildren here in Johnstown. I enjoy cooking. I’m very much a home-body. What drew you to the CHW position in the first place? Do you have any [...]

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