Creative Crosswalks Take Shape HCP-MV Partners Transform Crosswalks from Black and White and Invisible to Bright and Colorful and Visible More than 6,000 pedestrians are killed every year on American streets, according to a report issued by the Governor's Highway Safety Association, representing an enormous 50 percent increase from the first part of the decade. In Ohio, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that pedestrian deaths spiked in 2017 and has fortunately been in decline since. Ohio State Highway Patrol Fatal Crash Summary Closer to home, there is concern that the Mahoning Valley is following the [...]
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Partner Spotlight: Bill McMahon & Francine McBride Community Outreach and Education at Akron Children's Mahoning Valley October is National Children’s Health Month, and the week of October 19-23 is Health Education Week. So, for the October Partner Spotlight, HCP would like to recognize two members of our team whose work focuses on providing outreach and educational opportunities that highlight the importance of protecting and promoting our children’s health: William McMahon, Jr. and Francine McBride from Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. National Children’s Health Month is recognized by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention as a time [...]
Active Transportation Goes Off Road and Online HCP-MV Partners Find New Avenues to Engage Residents in Active Transportation Activities September is always a month of transitions. Summer’s bright lemon-yellows darken to become the well-known mature golden, mustard hues of autumn. Planting season becomes harvest season, a time to enjoy the fruits—and veggies— of our labors. Days grow shorter, shadows longer, mornings crisper, and evenings chiller. Perfect for a walk, hike, or ride. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many significant disruptions to our routines. Many of those disruptions have brought about additional challenges to our health and wellbeing. [...]
Partner Spotlight: Robin Perry, HCP-MV Network Coordinator The Healthy Community Partnership-Mahoning Valley is very excited to welcome a new member to our team. Robin Perry will be joining the Partnership as a full-year AmeriCorps VISTA beginning her term on August 31, 2020 and concluding the following year. She will be serving in a role titled the HCP-MV Network Coordinator, where she will enhance HCP-MV’s ability to effectively manage collaborative projects. Some of the activities she will be engaged in will include improving internal and external communications and developing a story bank to capture and share success stories. Through saving [...]
A New Day for WRTA HCP-MV Applauds the Trumbull County Commissioners for Taking the First Step towards Becoming an Official Member of WRTA The Western Reserve Transit Authority, more commonly known as WRTA, is about to celebrate its 50th birthday next year. But, the party has already started. Just during the summer months this year, WRTA has been gifted nearly $2.6 million for transportation improvement projects to benefit the region, recognized by the Ohio Department of Transportation Division of Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion as Transit System of the Year, and showered with community support. More information about these [...]
Learn about the Where Sidewalks End Art Exhibit and What You Can Do to Make the Mahoning Valley a More Walkable, More Equitable, Healthier Community The Healthy Community Partnership recently published the Where Sidewalks End Digital Digest, which preserves and presents the Where Sidewalks End art as activism exhibition in a digital format. The publication also acts as an educational resource about recent local efforts and investments to promote pedestrian safety and walkability across the Mahoning Valley. There are also suggestions for how residents can get involved to make sure the momentum to create, maintain, and sustain more walkable, [...]
HCP Collab-blog | Walking On: The Mahoning Valley’s Journey towards Becoming a More Walkable CommunitySarah Lowry2020-08-21T17:27:09+00:00
Walking On: The Mahoning Valley's Journey towards Becoming a More Walkable Region Throughout 2019, the Mahoning Valley was buzzing with activities promoting the benefits of creating more walkable, more connected, healthier communities throughout the region. Walk & Bike To School Day occurs in May every year. For more information visit walkbiketoschool.org In May, as flowers began to bloom, so too did events and activities celebrating walking and biking in Mahoning Valley. In connection with National Walk and Bike to School Day, events were organized in Boardman Township (Robinwood Lane Elementary School), Warren City (Jefferson K-8 School), and [...]
HCP Partner Spotlight: Mahoning Valley Farmers Market Managers This week, August 2-8, is National Farmers Market Week. Farmers Markets have become an anticipated summer staple across the Mahoning Valley. These spaces offer farmers, gardeners, bakers, and creators of all kinds a place to come together to connect with the community and to share good food and stories. 2020 National Farmers Market Week Infographic The National Farmers Market Coalition has a harvested a bounty of resources that demonstrate the multiple significant ways farmers markets benefit communities: Farmers Markets Stimulate Local Economies The USDA estimates that local food sales [...]
Putting Food Access Resources on the Map Members of HCP-MV and Community Partners Plot Out Food Access Locations to Show Residents and Social Service Organizations Where to Go to Get Good Food The Mahoning Valley has been pinned on the map, so to speak, for a lot of things over the years. Unfortunately, some of these recognitions are less than glamorous, especially when the focus is on the health of the region. Map from YSU CURS showing grocery store locations and households with no vehicle access in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties. A 2018 report from the Food [...]
HCP Partner Spotlight: From Green to Great—Resident Leaders Improving Neighborhoods One Green Space at a TimeSarah Lowry2020-07-22T14:29:34+00:00
HCP Partner Spotlight: From Green to Great—Three Resident Leaders Improving Their Neighborhoods One Green Space at a Time Mary Danus, Boulevard Park Neighborhood Association Marguerite Douglas, Lincoln Knolls Community Watch Bobby Reynolds, Northeast Homeowners and Concerned Citizens Over the past 5 years, neighborhoods throughout the Mahoning Valley have seen hundreds of images of ugly abandoned, blighted houses disappear to be replaced by green space. Though these green spaces are more appealing than the structures that once stood on them, they still can leave a lot to be desired. However, if given the chance, these empty green spaces can [...]