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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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162

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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Join us on Friday, July 8, 2022 from 8:30 - 10:30 am for the Healthy Blair County Coalition's Annual Meeting at the United Methodist Church in Hollidaysburg.

The purpose of the meeting is to share the results in the new report Blair County Profile 5: Community Health Needs Assessment, highlight accomplishments, and provide an opportunity to become involved in work groups and committees that continue to address selected strategies as part of the Implementation Plan. Since our last annual meeting, there have been many accomplishments and exciting new collaborations. Our committees and work groups have been meeting regularly to address the areas identified in the needs assessment.

We will also be recognizing those Blair County companies that ranked in the top of their division for the SparkAmerica – SparkBlair County Fit City Challenge.

Large Company: James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center

Medium Company: Value Drug

Small Company: Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships

Please RSVP at [email protected]

 

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).