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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 an active collaboration of individuals and organizations working to promote the social, economic, emotional, and physical well-being of our area residents.

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.

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Join our Active Living (Steps) Challenge – Starts May 1, 2019

Our Let’s Move Blair County Committee is introducing a fun, new 30-day challenge for schools, community groups, workplaces, faith-based organizations, and/or individuals to shake off those winter blues. Are you ready to take the next step to help us build a healthy Blair County? Our goal this year is to reach 10,000,000 steps as a community!

It’s fun, easy, and free to participate.  The latest County Health Rankings Report was released and Blair County is 51 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. It begins May 1, 2019 so sign-up today.

 

Be There School Attendance & Be There Buddy Mentoring Program Training

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. From now until the end of the school year, task force members will conduct “Roadshow” presentations to create community awareness and assess interest by school districts. The Be There Training will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

Community Conversations about Mental Health

Our Mental Health Work Group is conducting “Community Conversations” about mental health issues. The purpose is to break down misconceptions and promote recovery and healthier communities. If your organization is interested in learning more or scheduling a conversation, please call the Blair County Department of Social Services at 814-693-3023.

  • Join the HBCC and Attend Coalition Meetings

  • Serve on Work Groups/Committees

  • Complete the 2018 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 Corporate Wellness 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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