Community Health Workers

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

CHWs can open an Employment Pathway for participants

When a Community Health Worker (CHW) visits with their participant, the Employment Pathway is one of the 21 Pathways that can be identified as a need. Once the participant recognizes that Employment is necessary and wants to find a job, the CHW opens the Pathway. A participant can list many reasons they are looking for [...]

HUB, Greater Johnstown School District host End of Year Celebration for families

To wrap up the first year  partnership between the Community Care HUB and the Greater Johnstown School District, an End of Year Celebration was held at the the Greater Johnstown YMCA May 20. Families enrolled in the HUB were given dinner from Flood City Café, then the children were able to blow off some energy [...]

Black Maternal Health Week calls attention to disparities

Black Maternal Health Week falls in the second week of April; appropriately, it takes place during National Minority Health Month. While minorities face disparities across all health systems, Black women and mothers face a disproportionate number of concerns before, during, and after pregnancy. The 2021 County Health Rankings reported that 9% of babies born in [...]

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