Community Health Connections
July 2021 - Vol.2, Issue 6
HUB Localizes Training for
Community Health Workers
Thanks to funding from the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge, the 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health will soon be able to offer Community Health Worker (CHW) training locally. This fall, two staff members and two community members will be fully trained as certified CHW Instructors through the Pathways Community HUB Institute and will train current and future CHWs in Cambria and Somerset counties and across the U.S.
Get to Know Shealeigh Wallace, HUB CHW
"Here, let me help you, I understand.”
Check out this month's HUB CHW Spotlight with Shealeigh Wallace, CHW at Community Action Partnership of Cambria County

"My wish is for people to understand that everyone has their struggles. Something that one person has lived through, may not be something that someone else is able to deal with in the same way. No one should ever judge or be judged for how they are affected by the struggles they are currently going through."
Four Local Women Earn
Community Health Worker Certification
Congratulations! This past month,
Flor Hernandez, Shealeigh Wallace, Justina Schreiber, and Richele Elders became Certified Community Health Workers (CCHW) through the Pennsylvania Certification Board. To become certified in PA during the legacy period, you must have completed at least 75 hours of training, 1 year of work/volunteer experience, and 60 hours of supervision. More info here.

Helen Robinson, HUB CHW Supervisor
"I love my job and the help we
bring to the community"
Check out this month's spotlight with Helen Robinson, HUB CHW Supervisor at Community Action Partnership of Cambria County.

"I am a Navy Veteran who used her GI Bill to go to college. I eventually graduated with a Masters in Business Administration. I am married to a fellow veteran and I have a 31 year old son who owns his own business in Las Vegas. My hobbies are quilting, stamping, scrapbooking (basically a craft junkie) and reading."
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
Meet The Intern: Kaitlyn Poad
Kaitlyn is going into her senior year at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown where she is majoring in Communications with a focus in Public Relations and Advertising as well as a minor in Marketing. At the University, she works as a Head Resident Assistant. In this role, Kaitlyn is responsible for making connections and being a resource for students, enforcing university policy, and being the head of the building staff. After graduation, Kaitlyn hopes to attend a graduate school to earn her masters in Integrated Marketing Communication. Alongside her roles as a student and a Resident Assistant, Kaitlyn also has an interest in the performing arts. For as long as she can remember she has always loved to dance, act and sing onstage, for friends and family, or just walking through the grocery store. 

News Bites
Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the U.S. The NAACP - Johnstown Branch held a week-long event to commemorate Juneteenth this past month. HUB CHWs promoted the HUB and represented their respective agencies at the Juneteenth Health Fair on Tues. June 15th. Pictured left are Jocelyn Hartman, Tina Trimbath, Caitlyn Farber (Alleghenies Cerebral Palsy), Richelle Elders, and Leanna Bird (1889 JCPH).
The Recreation Economy Committee (REC) of the Cambria Regional Chamber, in partnership with the 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health, began WalkWorks Wednesdays this past month. Johnstown’s WalkWorks route takes walkers on a 1.8 mile stretch that includes many scenic and historic highlights, including the Stone Bridge, the Johnstown Flood Museum and the Iron to Arts Corridor.  More Info here.

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