In times of crisis, we are reminded to “look for the helpers.” And, we’ve certainly heard that quite a lot over the last few months. It is worth saying it again, because we are very fortunate in the Mahoning Valley to have so many helpers here. And, we have helpers who are ready and willing not only to help those with the greatest but also to help each other. This approach centered on offering mutual aid and support is foundational to who and what the Healthy Community Partnership-Mahoning Valley (HCP-MV) is all about. As important as it is to HCP-MV to [...]
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It's Time The Mayor, Youngstown City Council Members, and City Health Officials declare racism a public health crisis in Youngstown On Friday, June 19, 2020, the City of Youngstown declared racism as a public health crisis. In an historic vote held on the historic Junteenth holiday, which celebrates the liberation of African Americans from slavery in the United States, all seven council members voiced their support for this declaration as well as commitments to follow up these words with much needed actions. Members of Warren City Council unanimously supported a resolution to declare racism a public health crisis [...]
HCP Partner Spotlight: Christian Bennett As Trumbull County’s Food Access Coordinator, I hope to accomplish finding sustainable solutions to alleviate the food gaps within the community. Every day I wake up determine to think outside of the box for new opportunities that will make our communities healthier. So far, I have built relationships with 7 independent-locally owned convenience stores within Warren, Oh that is passionate of selling healthier options, such as fresh produce within their stores. It has been a pleasure of getting to know the store owners, not only on a professional level but on a personal level. [...]
HCP Partner Spotlight: Sophia Buggs What an amazing time to be alive and working in the valley. Much of my farming, cooking, and wellness consulting have been about connecting folk to the soil, plants, and wellbeing. I’ve always shared my resources off-site at other gardens, kitchens, and businesses. This year plant medicine and land stewardship is the focus. It’s kind of always been the focus of my small urban farm but this time it will be followed through by planting more native species, getting more seeds, trees, and bulbs into the hands of growers and providing onsite social distance [...]
Healthy Community Partnership-Mahoning Valley Message Condemning Impacts of Racism on Health & Commitment to Working Together to Improve Health Equity in the Mahoning ValleySarah Lowry2020-08-20T13:05:25+00:00
Healthy Community Partnership-Mahoning Valley Message Condemning Impacts of Racism on Health & Commitment to Working Together to Improve Health Equity in the Mahoning Valley HCP Responds to Recent National Tragedies and Reaffirms Collective Commitment to Address Racism as a Public Health Emergency Over the past two years, members of the Healthy Community Partnership-Mahoning Valley have been journeying together towards an ambitious destination: To improve health, wellbeing, and health equity for all residents in the Mahoning Valley. A big part towards achieving this mission includes encouraging residents to get outside to use parks, trails, sidewalks, or other public spaces [...]
Moment of the Month: In Praise of Our Parks Members of the Healthy Community Partnership celebrate spring with a new parks action plan and community challenge that promotes the power of parks and public spaces to improve physical and mental health Map of Park Locations in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties The May Moment of the Month celebrates collaborative efforts that encourage residents to get out and show their love for parks and green spaces. Through several strategies, partners have elevated the importance of parks as essential public places that promote health, wellbeing, and connection—to each other [...]
HCP Partner Spotlight: Ride On! Community Ride Leaders Part 2 | Justin Mondok & Kelan Bilal HCP Members Participate in Multi-Day Yay Bikes! Community Ride Leader Training and Create Ride On! An Inclusive Bicycle Advocacy and Education Group By spring of 2018, the Healthy Community Partnership was about to have our training wheels taken off as we set out to begin our journey towards creating a healthier, more equitable Mahoning Valley. Transportation can be a significant community asset, but it, or the lack of it, can be a significant liability. Making sure that people of all ages and abilities [...]
HCP Highlights: Celebrating Bicycling in Warren—A Cycle in Evolution Reflecting on a Proud History with Bike to Work Warren to a Promising Future with Trumbull County Bike Fest at the Warren-Trumbull County Library, Walk and Bike to School Days, and Beyond Contributors: Jenna Amerine and Denise Rising Though the Healthy Community Partnership is still relatively new, the partners and their work have been present and pushing for change for many years. But, the members of HCP recognize that no one organization, or one city or one county for that matter, can create and continue the kind of [...]
Caring about Nature, Neighborhoods, and Our Neighbors HCP-MV efforts highlight interconnectedness of parks, public spaces, people, and policy The world is in a time of transition and transformation. Winter has become spring, for the most part. Our lives and routines are continuing to adapt to existing in a world with physical distancing. A world where holidays are celebrated on screens. A world where some of us now work, go to school, pray and play in our living rooms and kitchens. A world where the outdoors has become the gym. A world where we have been forced to live, [...]
HCP Partner Spotlight: Ride On! Community Ride Leaders Part 1 | Jenna Amerine & Ira Cross HCP Members Participate in Multi-Day Yay Bikes! Community Ride Leader Training and Create Ride On! An Inclusive Bicycle Advocacy and Education Group By spring of 2018, the Healthy Community Partnership was about to have our training wheels taken off as we set out to begin our journey towards creating a healthier, more equitable Mahoning Valley. Transportation can be a significant community asset, but it, or the lack of it, can be a significant liability. Making sure that people of all ages and abilities in [...]