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Racism still a driver in preventing healthy lives

Racial and ethnic disparities prevent millions of people from living their healthiest lives possible. Throughout the United States, racial and ethnic minority groups experience higher rates of illness and death due to health conditions like diabetes, hypertension, obesity, asthma, and heart disease compared White people. While the self-reported health status of Black and African Americans [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Supporting those you supervise: Meet CHW Supervisor Samantha Graham

Tell us about yourself I grew up in Geistown most of my life. I went to a private Christian high school where I met my husband. We reconnected in college and have been together 14 years and married for 8 years. We have two kids (ages 7 and 5) and a Rottweiler mix that we [...]

Being that support system: Meet new Community Health Worker Jordan Chuhran

Tell us about yourself. I was born and raised in Cambria County in Carrolltown, PA; I graduated from Cambria Heights High school in 2018. While in high school I was a member of the girls’ soccer team, marching band majorette, highsteppers majorettes, SADD, and ski club. I just recently graduated from Lock Haven University of [...]

Community Care HUB uses Pathways to help participants

Since its inception in 2020, the Community Care HUB has been meeting participants where they are at to improve their health and well-being. The HUB follows the nationally recognized and evidence-based Pathways Community HUB Institute (PCHI) model developed by Drs. Sarah and Mark Redding. Face-to-face visiting between Community Health Workers (CHWs) and participants is a [...]

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