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.
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.
A healthy Blair County community.
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.
Join our Blair County Spring 2021 Active Living Steps Challenge
Our Let’s Move Blair County Committee and the Chamber of Commerce Workplace Wellness Committee are conducting another Active Living Steps Challenge for teams, schools, community groups, workplaces, faith-based organizations, and/or individuals. Are you ready to take the next step to help us build a healthy Blair County? Our goal is to achieve 110,000,000 steps as a community!
It’s fun, easy, and free to participate. The fall Steps Challenge was a huge success and we exceeded our goal of 100,000,000 steps. In the last County Health Rankings Report, Blair County was ranked 43 out of 67 counties for being unhealthy. So let’s help our families, friends, and neighbors get healthy by joining our Active Living Steps Challenge. You can also count another activity by using our chart to convert that into steps. The Challenge will run from March 21, 2021 to May 15, 2021 so sign-up before the deadline of March 19, 2021. Register for free.
Congratulations to our Blair County Fall 2020 Active Living Steps Challenge Winners
Our Let’s Move Blair County Committee and Chamber of Commerce Workplace Wellness Committee completed the Active Living Steps Challenge. Our county goal was 100,000,000 steps over the last 8 weeks. Our grand total was 107,815,548! . The results are as follows:
Individual: Peggy Campbell – 1,084,808 steps
Small Team: Sole Mates – 4,439,581 steps
Medium Team: Stiffler McGraw – 8,104,132 steps
Large Team: Stuckey Automotive – 25,595,821 steps
Let’s Move Blair County Day tentatively scheduled for August 19, 2021 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm at Lakemont Park.
Ready to Go Farm to Early Child Care & 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.
HBCC is partnering with The Food Trust to assess ways to strengthen Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE) practices and policies in Blair County. We’re looking for local ECEs that provide care/education to children ages (0-5) to participate in this assessment survey; plus involvement in a follow-up community visioning meeting to receive a monetary incentive of $100 for their time.
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