Learn more about the Community Health Needs Assessment.
based on health assessment indicators.
We have made a lot of progress but there is more work to be done.
have joined the effort so far to help create a stronger community and a healthier Blair County!
The Healthy Blair County Coalition (HBCC) is a partnership of local individuals and organizations working to promote the social, economic, emotional, and physical well-being of area residents.
A healthy Blair County community.
The mission of the HBCC is to assess facets of a healthy Blair County by sharing resources, engaging local partnerships, and implementing strategies and programs to make a positive impact on the lives of the people in our community.
The Steering Committee for the Healthy Blair County Coalition (HBCC) Invite You to Attend a Meeting for an Update on the Accomplishments, Future Activities, Plans for the Next Community Health Needs Assessment, and Sustainability of HBCC
The purpose of the meeting is to provide an update on the progress, accomplishments, and opportunities to become involved in future strategies and activities. Our work groups/ committees have been meeting to address the areas identified in the needs assessment and have made significant progress, including launching a new Let’s Move Into Kindness campaign. In addition, we will be planning our next community health needs assessment and will be seeking input on that effort. Finally, we are excited to share plans for the long-term future sustainability of HBCC.
The Mental Health Work Group has a developed a training based on the Columbia-Suicide Assessment Tool. The Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) supports suicide risk assessment through a series of simple, plain-language questions that anyone can ask. The answers help users identify whether someone is at risk for suicide, assess the severity and immediacy of that risk, and gauge the level of support that the person needs. The training is available at no cost to any agency or organization. Under the leadership of the Blair County Department of Social Services, an app was developed and can be downloaded on the App Store (search Columbia Protocol).