October 2021 Moment of the Month: Healthy Community Partnership Members Participate in the Ohio Community Development Corporation Association's Annual Conference Several HCP members presented, participated in conference activities and made connections between public health and community development. Social Drivers of Health Graphic from UCLA Health Many multi-sector collaborations across the country have been working together to recognize and reckon with the unsettling fact that what goes on outside the walls of a healthcare facility (ex: housing, employment, education, food, transportation, public policy, social and institutional norms, etc.) has an outsized impact on our health. When accounting [...]
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HCP November 2021 Network News Update Click the Link to View What's New! Please find information for upcoming events, grants, positions, and research for November 2021 below. A few highlights: November is the beginning of the winter holiday season. Keep an eye out for events and opportunities to support the community. Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership has released the Application for their Healthy Snack Fund. Find that HERE. Mahoning County Soil & Water Conservation District is collecting milkweed pods through November. Read more HERE. Pods can be dropped off in the bins at the SWCD office at 850 Industrial Rd. [...]
HCP Partner Spotlight: Deryck Toles, Founder & CEO Inspiring Minds Inspiring Minds works to create a community and a vision for the future that believes anything is possible. Interview with Deryck Toles, Founder & CEO Inspiring Minds Deryck Toles, Inspiring Minds Founder & CEO “You don’t mentor a child for a week, a month, or a year. When you truly mentor someone, you mentor them for life.” – Deryck Toles This year, Inspiring Minds celebrated 15 years of dreaming big and transforming lives. Since 2006, Inspiring Minds has: Expanded to 5 communities across the [...]
September 2021 Moment of the Month: NLAPH Coach, Dr. Arthur Chen, "Visits" the Valley HCP & Mahoning Valley Highlights for National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health Virtual Visit A bright spot at the end of an otherwise dark year was the announcement that members of the Healthy Community Partnership were accepted into the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH). NLAPH began in 2011 to provide training to four-person multi-sector teams from across the country to advance their leadership skills and achieve health equity in their community. [...]
HCP-MV Moment of the Month August 2021: Celebrating State & Federal Investments in Nutrition Incentive ProgramsSarah Lowry2021-09-30T15:50:24+00:00
August 2021 Moment of the Month: Celebrating State & Federal Investments in Nutrition Incentives Partners and Community Leaders Commemorate Funding Secured for Healthy Foods, Families, and Futures Highlights from the Press Event at the Warren Farmers Market on 08/31/2021 “It always seems impossible until it’s done”— Nelson Mandella There’s always a model, a map, or a method to find, follow, and finesse to overcome, overtake, or out-maneuver all obstacles, large and small. For the Healthy Community Partnership, we’ve built our Roadmap for Change and Bold Goals from raw materials provided by Collective Impact, Policy, Systems, [...]
HCP-MV Partner Spotlight: Deonte "Tae" Stubbs, Visual Communications Intern Welcoming, Recognizing, and Celebrating the Contributions of Our Interns Helen Hayes, legend in the U.S. theater community “The expert at anything was once a beginner.” – Helen Hayes (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner) The Healthy Community Partnership is an ongoing conga of constructive, consistent, contradictions: we simultaneously prioritize working towards a healthier present and future; we act with a sense of urgency but also a commitment to working intentionally; we are rooted in data but driven by story and experiences; we strive for results, to [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HEALTHY COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP, CONGRESSMAN RYAN, COMMUNITY LEADERS, CELEBRATE CRITICAL INVESTMENTS IN NUTRITION INCENTIVE INITIATIVE **FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** CONTACT: SARAH LOWRY SLOWRY@CFMV.ORG (330) 743-5555 August 30, 2021 HEALTHY COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP, CONGRESSMAN RYAN, COMMUNITY LEADERS, CELEBRATE CRITICAL INVESTMENTS IN NUTRITION INCENTIVE INITIATIVE Warren, OH – The Healthy Community Partnership-Mahoning Valley (the Partnership) is celebrating nearly $7 million in state and federal investment in Produce Perks Midwest’s nutrition incentive program in Ohio. The celebration will take place on Tuesday, August 31 at 3 PM at the Warren Farmers Market. Recent investments in Produce Perks Midwest’s Nutrition Incentive Program [...]
HCP-MV Partner Spotlight: Dawn Turnage, City of Youngstown Parks and Recreation Promoting, Preserving, and Preparing Our Parks for the Future For nearly 40 years, the United States has celebrated National Parks and Recreation Month in July. The National Recreation and Parks Association describes the purpose of the month long celebration, which is to: promote building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation, and to recognize the more than 160,000 full-time park and recreation professionals — along with hundreds of thousands of part-time and seasonal workers and volunteers — that maintain our country’s local, [...]
HCP-MV Moment of the Month: Victory at the Finish Line Funding Secured for Healthy Foods, Families, and Futures in Ohio Budget What We Won in the Ohio Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Budget Cycle for the Partnership's Focus Areas All advocacy victories should be cherished and celebrated | Image by Pietro Rampazzo Active Transportation $70 million annually for public transportation Parks and Greenspaces $1.5 million for brownfield remediation |commercial and residential demolition, revitalization efforts Healthy Food Retail $500,000 annually for Produce Perks nutrition incentives Removal of the following harmful policies targeting families receiving SNAP benefits: Requiring change reporting [...]
HCP July 2021 Network News Update Click the Link to View What's New! Please find information for upcoming events, grants, positions, and research for June 2021 below. A few highlights: Check out and like the Walk the Valley Facebook Page to keep up to date on upcoming events. Many organizations are hiring! Be sure to check the positions and nominations tab and help spread the word. Happy July! July is Parks and Rec Month, Picnic Month, and Blueberry Month! Check out our Facebook page to see how HCP is celebrating and let us know what you are doing [...]