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Community Health Needs Assessment

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Community Health
Needs Assessment.

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Our rank of the 67 Counties in PA

based on health
assessment indicators .
We have made a lot of progress but there is more work to be done.

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Coalition Members

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to help create a stronger community
and a healthier Blair County!

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The Healthy Blair County Coalition (HBCC)

The Healthy Blair County Coalition (HBCC) is a partnership of local individuals and organizations working to promote the social, economic, emotional, and physical well-being of our area residents.

Vision

A healthy Blair County community.

Mission

The mission of the HBCC is to assess and impact all aspects of a healthy Blair County by sharing resources, engaging local partnerships, and implementing strategies and programs to make a difference in the lives of the people in our community.

What’s New!


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Let’s Move Blair County Day at Lakemont Park Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 and after much discussion, we have decided to cancel the Let’s Move Blair County Day which was scheduled for Monday, August 3, 2020.  Our Committee will be working with staff at Lakemont Park to host a bigger and better event in 2021.
 

Be There School Attendance & Be There Buddy Mentoring Program

Blair County will be a pilot site to replicate the Be There School Attendance Challenge and Be There Buddy Mentoring Program (created by the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania located in Pittsburgh). This is a data-driven initiative with training, toolkits, marketing materials, and resources which will be given to Blair County schools and early childhood learning centers at no cost. United Way of Blair County is supportive and will be a major partner. Beginning this school year, task force members will conduct “Roadshow” presentations to create community awareness and assist schools in implementing the program.

The Active Living Steps Challenge has been postponed until the Fall.

Ready to Go Farm to Early Childhood Education Initiative

Have you heard about the “Ready Set Grow” initiative? The Food Trust, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Head Start Association, is working across the state, with local task force teams to increase Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE)  activities. Do you or wish to take classes on farm field trips, plant seeds, or sample locally grown fruits and vegetables? Connecting young children and families to their local food systems and farming communities not only sets them on a path to good health choices but supports our local agriculture economy and helps build healthier communities.

We’re excited to announce the Healthy Blair County Coalition is partnering with The Food Trust to explore ways to strengthen Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE)  practices and policies in Blair County. We’re looking for local ECE providers and community partners who are interested in dedicating time to participate. Please join our Zoom community discussion on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm.

 

 

  • Join the HBCC and Attend Coalition Meetings

  • Serve on Work Groups/Committees

  • Complete the 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment Surveys

  • Advertise and Support HBCC Activities.

  • Use the Let’s Move Blair County on your website, newsletters, etc. (based on usage guidelines).

  • Collaborate and Promote HBCC Initiatives such as Let’s Move Blair County, the Active Living Steps Challenge, the Rural Impact County Challenge, etc

  • Provide Funding or Sponsorships

  • Eat Healthy and Be Active

  • Include HBCC as Appropriate in Local Community Efforts

To learn more about HBCC or how you can get involved,

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