Moment of the Month April/May 2022: Food, Framing, and Freedom Changing the Language and Approach to Addressing Food Apartheid & Celebrating Good Food News Perhaps two of the most well-known, wide-ranging, and difficult to overcome social and environmental factors that impact health are oppressive forces (like racism) and barriers to basic needs (like healthy foods). Both are parts of people’s lived experiences that are at once private and personal but also consistently brought out into the public spotlight for debate and decision-making often without the consent or input of those most directly affected. Because of this, these [...]
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HCP Partner Spotlight: 2022 Community Ride Leaders Newly Trained Community Ride Leaders (from Left to Right) Ronnell Elkins, YoGo Bike Share Kris Kriebel, Trumbull County Combined Health District Tricia D'Avignon, Boardman Township Zoning & Development Doris Bullock, Stepping Out Program at Mercy Health Jessica Romeo, Community Health Education at Mercy Health Sarah Lowry, Healthy Community Partnership/Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley Ira Cross, Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission/CycWard Bike Club (Trainer) Kelan Bilal, Excalibur Barber & Grooming Lounge/CycWard Bike Club (Trainer) “Cyclists see considerably more of this beautiful world than any other class of citizens. A good bicycle, [...]
HCP Partner Spotlight: Leigh Greene Director of Community Health at Mercy Health Youngstown National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities 2022 National Minority Health Month Header In April, we celebrate National Minority Health Month, Black Maternal Health Week, National Public Health Week, and World Health Day. Which means, we also celebrate one of our public health sheroes who has dedicated her life and career to promoting health equity: Leigh Greene. First, an overview of the origins and purpose of National Minority Health Month: Build awareness about the disproportionate burden of premature death and illness [...]
HCP Partner Spotlight: Stephanie Dyer Environmental Program Manager at Eastgate Regional Council of Governments Celebrating those who take care of us | Image by Melissa Askew March is a month of celebrating those who take care of us–from our own mothers to the mother of us all, Earth. We recognize the contributions of women and individuals who identify as women during Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8). March is also when we usher in the beginning of spring (March 20) and the reawakening of the natural world so it is fitting that [...]
HCP Signs on to Regional Recognition of HOPE Week YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Trauma-informed care coalitions in the Mahoning Valley are joining together to recognize and celebrate the Week of HOPE from March 7 to 11. Stand Grow Thrive: Mahoning Resiliency Movement and the Trumbull County Trauma Informed Care Steering Committee are celebrating the Week of HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) Movement, which “represents a paradigm shift in how we see and talk about the positive experiences that support children’s growth and development into healthy, resilient adults,” according to a press release. The national movement is supported by families, [...]
HCP Partner Spotlight: Miles Jay (Johnson) Community Organizer with Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership “You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I’m attempting to do right now.” — Angela Davis City of Warren Mayor Doug Franklin and Miles Jay (Johnson) recognizing a member of the Jefferson K-8 Men of Distinction Anyone who has had the fortune to meet Miles Jay (Johnson) immediately feels the presence of his leadership, partnership, and mentorship. Whether he is in [...]
Moment of the Month January/February 2022: From Moments to Movement Reaffirming Commitments to Racial Justice and Healthy Communities Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the National Cathedral on March 31, 1968 | Image from cathedral.org/ “We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution.” Speech given at the National Cathedral, March 31, 1968. New years often kick off with individuals and organizations assembling plans and setting intentions. Reflecting on the length of road [...]
Moment of the Month December 2021: Accelerating Active Transportation Cities of Niles, Warren Adopt Active Transportation Plans & WRTA Expands, Enhances Services From L to R: US DOT Secretary Pete Buttegeig, US Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) Almost one year ago to the day, when U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was still a nominee, he was questioned by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), a co-sponsor of the National Complete Streets Act of 2019 and 2021, to share his position, and hopefully support, for a more complete approach to transportation policy: SCHATZ: Many local transportation [...]
HCP January 2022 Network News Update Click the Link to View What's New! Hoping for a New Year sparkling with opportunity | Image courtesy of Ian Schneider Happy New Year, everyone! Please find information for upcoming events, grants, positions, and research for January 2022 below. A few highlights: CFMV is hiring for THREE positions including at Network Coordinator Position for HCP as well as for the Operations and Grant Administrator and Accountant Positions. Click HERE to view the current Job Openings. Please share and apply! Public Meeting re: Trumbull County & WRTA Service on January 13 [...]
HCP December 2021 Network News Update Click the Link to View What's New! Please find information for upcoming events, grants, positions, and research for December 2021 below. A few highlights: CFMV's 2022 application cycle is now open and one of their deadlines is January 1st 2022. Click HERE to view their available grants and apply. CFMV is hiring for THREE positions including at Network Coordinator Position for HCP as well as for the Operations and Grant Administrator and Accountant Positions. Click HERE to view the current Job Openings. Please share and apply! OSU has released a Ohio Food [...]