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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.

What’s New!

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Join our new SparkBlair County Fitness Challenge

Launching from a platform that reached over 25 million users and helped countless people get healthier, SparkAmerica is led by an alliance of local and national partners that work together to “spark” America’s Fitness & Health, Leadership Development, and Community Engagement by helping one person, one organization, and one city at a time. SparkAmerica brings people, organizations, and cities together on a single tech platform to participate in a free and fun annual calendar of challenges that encourage individual achievement while driving participation in friendly competition.
 
The Fit City Challenge happens twice a year in the Spring and Fall and is one of the most active challenges. SparkAmerica is powered by the PeopleOne Health app. It’s user friendly and easy to participate in SparkAmerica challenges. Users can track their progress, get access to helpful resources, and view community information like leaderboards and updates. The app can be downloaded for free for both iPhone and Android devices. Additionally, the PeopleOne Health app syncs with: Apple Health, Google Fit, and FitBit. Users can also manually enter their minutes and activities.
 
We’re tracking fitness minutes. That means all types of activities count – walks with the dog, family bike rides, a yoga session, roller skating, gardening – if you’re active, you’re in.
 
Healthy Blair County Coalition has joined this project and is launching and promoting SparkBlair County. The first fitness challenge runs from April 15 – May 31, 2022. We are beginning to recruit individuals as well as agencies/organizations/businesses. Information on how to get involved will be distributed/posted beginning March 15, 2022. This includes a toolkit for team leaders. In the meantime, if interested, please email the following information to [email protected]org and your organization will be added to the website/dropdown menu so that participants from your group can sign up.  Individuals without a team will be able to sign up and be a part of an overall HBCC team.
 
  1. your agency, organization, or business name
  2. size of your group/team (we use this to put your team in a category but can change as needed based on the final number of participants)
  3. contact person (HR or team leader)
  4. email address and telephone number
 
Let’s Move Blair County – we can certainly rise to the top of the leaderboard!!!

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).