In 2007, the Blair County Human Services Office and the United Way invited other key community leaders to join and support an effort to conduct a countywide needs assessment. The purpose of the assessment was to identify community assets, identify targeted needs, and develop an action plan to fill those needs.

The report, Blair County Profile: Our Strengths, Challenges, and Issues was the most complete analysis to date looking at crime, alcohol and other drug abuse, economic, and healthcare issues affecting County residents. Our most recent needs assessment report, Blair County Profile II, includes goals and strategies to address many of these challenges that we’re still facing.

Since the beginning of 2012, all hospitals have been required by the Affordable Care Act to conduct a community health needs assessment and to develop an intervention plan to meet those community health needs. We are proud to already be actively identifying and addressing these needs and concerns as we aspire to create a healthier community for our residents.

The Healthy Blair County Coalition (HBCC) is a partnership of individuals and organizations working to promote a healthy Blair County by addressing the social, economic, emotional, and physical well-being of area residents.

To learn more about HBCC or how you can get involved,

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