healthy living

Mental Health a focus of Center for Population Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and a time to work together to stop the stigma surrounding mental health and create a more understanding and compassionate community. Locally, Center for Population Health (CPH) is spearheading work to improve mental health and mental health provider knowledge in Cambria and Somerset counties. In 2023, CPH launched a [...]

Second week of April is Black Maternal Health Week

As we aim to improve overall health outcomes, health equity needs to be at the forefront of those conversations, especially when it comes to maternal health and low birth weight disparities. Health disparities are connected to social, economic, and environmental conditions known as social determinants of health (SDOH) – nonmedical factors that influence health outcomes. [...]

Make your vision a priority in March

National Save Your Vision Month is observed every March by the American Optometric Association and is a reminder to make your vision a top priority. In rural communities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that roughly one-third of adults live with a disability and 1 in 12 adults report having three or [...]

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 [...]

Move More – Live More

April 20, 2018 - Every April, the American Heart Association celebrates physical activity and encourages all Americans to commit to being more active on a regular basis. Individuals, communities, schools, and workplaces can participate in the Move More - Live More movement by using this toolkit of educational and promotional materials. You can participate by registering here. Check out the [...]

The Johnstown Free Clinic has a new name – Highlands Health

March 22, 2018 - Yesterday, the Johnstown Free Clinic celebrated its new name, Highlands Health: Laurel Highlands Free & Charitable Medical Clinic, and its broader mission to serve the region's underinsured. WJAC-TV,  the Courier Express, the Bradford Era, the Daily American, and others covered the event. Click the links to learn more! Check out the Clinic's new website [...]

2018-03-22T13:38:10+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Improving population health starts at home: movement and exercise

Last week’s post suggested small adjustments to your daily routine that will help support a healthy lifestyle.  Making healthier food choices is a good start, but a healthy lifestyle isn’t just about the food you eat; you also need to incorporate movement and exercise. Let’s look at some easy ways to get you moving more. [...]

2017-12-04T16:12:09+00:00December 4th, 2017|Categories: Population Health|Tags: , , |
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