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.
Since bullying/cyberbullying was identified as a greater challenge on the last Community Health Needs Assessment than in previous years, it was included as a strategy for the Youth Connection Task Force to address. Based on feedback from youth, it was decided to promote a “Let’s Move Into Kindness” campaign which was launched at Let’s Move Blair County Day on June 10, 2023. We want to promote this as a county-wide initiative among all community members not just with youth. Click on the Let’s Move Into Kindness box to learn more about how your school, business, or organization can get involved.
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).