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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

have joined the effort so far
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.

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Join our Blair County Active Living Steps Challenge

Our Let’s Move Blair County Committee and Chamber of Commerce Workplace Wellness Committee are conducting an 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 100,000,000 steps as a community!
It’s fun, easy, and free to participate. 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 September 12, 2020 to November 7, 2020 so sign-up before the deadline of September 11, 2020.  For more information, please email info@healthyblaircountycoalition.org or register here.

Let’s Move Blair County Day at Lakemont Park Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 and after much discussion, we 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.

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. If this applies to you, please take a moment to fill out the Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE) Assessment Survey?  https://forms.gle/5wwtgQ8Fz6mfHnBw7

 

  • 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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