Community Health Needs Assessment
Learn more about the
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 Active Living (Steps) Challenge – Starts October 1, 2019
Our Let’s Move Blair County Committee is conducting our second Active Living Steps Challenge for schools, community groups, workplaces, faith-based organizations, and/or individuals. In May, we challenged our community to to reach 10,000,000 steps to help build a healthy Blair County? We all surpassed that by walking 91,995,827. Now our goal for the month of October is to reach 100,000,000 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 October 1, 2019 so Sign up here.
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. Beginning this school year, task force members will conduct “Roadshow” presentations to create community awareness and assist schools in implementing the program.
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