In 2007, the United Way of Blair County and the Blair County Human Services Office invited organizations to collaborate on a community-wide needs assessment.
Beginning in 2012, all hospitals were required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to conduct a community health needs assessment every three years and to develop an intervention plan to meet community health needs.
Ever since the needs assessments reports were published, our community has been taking action to address many of the issues discovered in the research. Please review the following report which provides an overview of our goals, action steps, and accomplishments.
Participate in the 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment
The Healthy Blair County Coalition (HBCC) is conducting a community health needs assessment. As part of that effort, households are being surveyed to learn more about the strengths and issues in neighborhoods. Three thousand surveys were mailed to a random sampling of households in Blair County. Responses from individual households will remain anonymous. If your household receives a survey, please complete using the instructions provided in the mailing.
Any resident who did not receive a survey in the mail and is interested in completing one can click to complete the survey . In addition, other surveys are being emailed to service providers, associations, key informants and faith-based organizations. The information gathered from the needs assessment will be compiled over the next few months and used by many organizations to improve services and programs throughout Blair County.
To learn more about HBCC or how you can get involved,