Community Health Connections
May 2021 - Vol.2, Issue 4
Community Care HUB expands populations served

On May 6, Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr., (R-35), Greater Johnstown School District (GJSD), 1889 Foundation and 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health held a press conference to announce a $100,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to expand the Community Care HUB program to the GJSD. The pilot program connects Community Health Workers (CHWs) with students in grades K-4 who have higher health, behavioral and social service needs. The CHW works with the student and their family in their homes to address the student’s needs and improve the overall health of the entire family unit. 
U.S. Senator Casey visits Vaccine Clinic and Community Resource Fair

A Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic and Community Resource Fair was held at the Oakhurst Community Room on Friday, May 7. The event was coordinated by the Johnstown Housing Authority, Richland Family Health Center and 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health. Thank you to U.S. Senator Bob Casey for visiting the event and recognizing Cambria/Somerset Task Force members for all their vaccination efforts in our communities!
In Remembrance
On May 9, 2021 the HUB community across the country suffered a great loss. Dr. Mark Redding, co-creator of the Pathways Community HUB Model, passed away unexpectedly. He and his wife, Dr. Sarah Redding, founded The Pathways Community HUB Institute (PCHI) and designed the Pathways model to transform communities through improving outcomes for those most at-risk. Their nationally renowned program has changed the lives of many, including those in our community through the Community Care HUB. He will be missed by all those fortunate to have worked with him.

Community Health Worker earns Certification
Congratulations to Michele Moss, from Community Action Partnership of Cambria County, on receiving her Community Health Worker (CHW) Certification through the Pennsylvania Certification Board. The CCHW Legacy Application period is open until June 30, 2021. Click here to learn more. A CHW is a trusted individual who contributes to improved health outcomes in the community. CHWs serve the communities in which they reside or communities with which they may share ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, or life experiences. 
Community Agency Highlight - Cambria County Drug Coalition
Our friends at the Cambria County Drug Coalition recently celebrated Prevention Week. Cambria County Commissioners Thomas Chernisky, Scott Hunt and BJ Smith provided a Proclamation to them for their efforts. Visit their website and Facebook page to learn more about the great work they are doing for the creation of drug-free communities across Cambria County!
Every day, HUB Community Health Workers help to remove social determinant of health (SDOH) barriers in order to achieve positive health outcomes for individuals living in Cambria/Somerset Counties. The Community Care HUB (HUB) is an organized, outcome-focused, network of Care Coordination Agencies who hire and train CHWs to reach those at greatest risk and connect them with existing resources in Cambria & Somerset counties.

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