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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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177

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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Congratulation to our Fall SparkBlair County Fit City Challenge Winners!

The Healthy Blair County Coalition along with Blair County residents joined the Fall SparkAmerica Fit City Challenge. Of the 109 cities across the country, Blair County ranked number 4 with 27 teams and 262 participants that logged 638,005 fitness minutes. Congratulations to our top SparkBlair County category winners:
 
Large Company: James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center
Medium Company: Value Drug Company
Small Company: Zion Lutheran Church Hollidaysburg
 
Blair County we did great so stay tuned for details on the spring challenge!!

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).