We Made It! HCP-MV Partners Look Back on 2020 and Look Ahead to 2021 The year started off with clever quips about 2020 being a year for vision, with promises of perfect sight, focus, and precision. Goals were going to be crushed. We’ve since found ourselves ending the year with a smoldering pile of tired, trying phrases like: “during these challenging/difficult/uncertain/unprecedented times;” we’ve had to pivot;” and “stay safe.” And, with souls that have been crushed. Many have lost so much these past twelve months that at once dragged on and flew by. Dear, precious things like the [...]
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Partner Spotlight: Mahoning Valley Community Health Heroes The Healthy Community Partnership Says Thank You! to Our Community Health Heroes for Their Service During the COVID-19 Pandemic For our final Partner Spotlight of 2020, it seemed not only appropriate but essential to recognize our partners who have been standing in the spotlight this entire year: our Community Health Heroes. Powerful image of a healthcare worker keeping a patient above water from Iranian artist Bozorghmehr Hosseinpour. Our partners in public health and healthcare have been working tirelessly since the COVID-19 pandemic crashed into our communities nine long months [...]
Partner Spotlight: Lake to River Food Cooperative It’s November, which signals the shifting from fall’s golden hours to the silvery shades of winter. And, for many, November is also the beginning of the holiday season. Though our holiday celebrations will look very different this year, one of the essential elements at the center of many holiday traditions will stay the same: food. At HCP, we always have food on our minds. But, this year especially, it’s been top of mind of many. As we approach the 9 month mark of living through a pandemic, we’ve all heard or read [...]
HCP Moment of the Month October 2020: Trumbull County Partners Transforming Convenience Stores to Community StoresSarah Lowry2020-11-09T15:32:47+00:00
Trumbull County Partners Transforming Convenience Stores to Community Stores HCP-MV Partners Bring Resources, Partners, and Healthy Foods to Trumbull County Convenience Stores Corner Stores. Convenience Stores. Bodegas. Mom and Pops. Everybody’s seen them, probably even stopped in to grab a soda, a sweet treat, or a scratch off. Though there is likely one within a short distance of your home or office. But, though these small stores have a wide variety of offerings, they’re not usually associated with much of anything healthy. Hopefully that is beginning to change as more convenience stores transition into community stores throughout the [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]