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) is an active collaboration of individuals and organizations working to promote the social, economic, emotional, and physical well-being of our area residents.
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.
We have partnered with the PA Office of Rural Health to develop the Healthy Communities Institute CHNA System. Through this partnership we have created a Community Health Dashboard that highlights indicator data for Blair County, which includes specific data for our priorities chosen as a result of the community health needs assessment.
To review this data, please visit our Blair County HCI Dashboard page.
To review regional data, please visit http://porh.psu.edu/porh/population-health.
Rural Impact County Challenge: The National Association of Counties (NACo) in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Programs has chosen 12 rural counties to receive community coaching on efforts to reduce childhood poverty. As a result of collaboration between the Blair County Board of Commissioners and the Healthy Blair County Coalition, Blair County was one of the counties selected from across the country to work with community coaches to advance community goals to improve the lives of their residents.
Across the country, 11.9% of youth are disconnected (not in school or working). In Blair County, 14.4% of our youth are disconnected which is higher than Pennsylvania at 12.3%. As a result of this data, our focus on youth connections includes: school attendance; workforce development; school and community interventions; mentoring; and pro-social activities and community engagement.
Call to Action Summit: Friday, October 27, 2017 from 8:15 am – 12:15 pm at the Blair County Convention Center.
The goal of the Summit is to bring together stakeholders to identify the issues and then develop implementation plans to engage youth across Blair County. If you are involved with youth or are interested on the impact of youth disconnectedness in Blair County, we really need your participation. You can register by clicking on the Rural Impact County Challenge box box in the middle of this webpage
Join the HBCC Coalition
Serve on Work Groups
Complete the Community Health Needs Assessment Surveys
Advertise and Support HBCC Activities and Surveys
Collaborate with HBCC Programs such as Let’s Move Blair County
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