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Community Health Needs Assessment

Learn more about the Community Health Needs Assessment.

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Our rank of the 67 Counties in PA

based on health assessment indicators.

We have made a lot of progress but there is more work to be done.

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Coalition Members

have joined the effort so far to help create a stronger community and a healthier Blair County!

The Healthy Blair County Coalition (HBCC)

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.

Vision

A healthy Blair County community.

Mission

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.

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Sign Up and Join the Fall SparkBlair County Fit City Challenge

The Healthy Blair County Coalition joined the SparkAmerica Fit City Challenge this past Spring which included 92 cities across the country. Of those 92 cities, Blair County ranked number 5 with 20 teams and 136 participants that logged 320,552 fitness minutes. Congratulations to our top category winners:
 
Large Company: James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center
Medium Company: Value Drug Company
Small Company: Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships
 
The fall challenge began on September 1 and will end on October 15, 2022.  Blair County has 24 teams and is currently at number 4 of 106 cities with over 424,929 active minutes.  Only Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Akron are ahead of Blair County. Signing up is easy at www.sparkblaircounty.com. You can still sign up as an individual by joining the Healthy Blair County Coalition Team or register your own team.

Columbia Suicide Risk Assessment Training and App

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).