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 [...]
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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 [...]
HCP Releases 2021 Walk & Ride the Valley Calendar HCP & Community Partners Promote Community Walks, Rides to Improve Physical & Mental Health Members of HCP and community partners are excited to release the 2021 Walk & Ride the Valley Calendar! All walks and rides are free and open to anyone interested to connect with others, interested in exploring our communities, making new connections, and improving physical health and mental wellness. In June, Walk and Ride Leaders met to share where, when, and most importantly why they walk--or ride. Obviously, there are physical health benefits for riding and [...]
HCP-MV Partner Spotlight: Cassandra Clevenger--Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership Community Resource Coordinator: Convening, Collaborating & Connecting Cassandra Clevenger distributing seeds and information about TNP's programming The season has shifted into summer: temperatures are warming, flowers blooming, strawberries are heavy and ready for harvesting, busy bees are buzzing here and there--our June Partner Spotlight shines on Cassandra Clevenger, TNP's Community Resource Coordinator, who is at the center of much of this hive of activity. Ms. Clevenger is also part of the cohort representing HCP in the CDC's National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health and current Trumbull County Co-Chair [...]
HCP-MV Moment of the Month May 2021 Turning the Tassel: Student Researches Complete Capstone ProjectsSarah Lowry2021-06-17T20:37:45+00:00
HCP-MV Moment of the Month: Turning the Tassel Student Researchers Complete Capstone Projects “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela In order to achieve the Healthy Community Partnership’s ambitious, Bold Goals and mission to improve health, wellbeing, and health equity in the Mahoning Valley, the following items must be included in the mix: New, fresh perspectives, data, and leadership Time and other hard to come by resources So, whenever the Healthy Community Partnership is asked if we would want to work with students who are curious and care [...]
HCP June 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. Ohio EPA has 6 grant programs that they are holding information sessions for on June 10th at 1PM and June 24th at 10AM. Click HERE to view their webpage on the information sessions and the Guidelines for the Grants. Do you have questions about the American Rescue Plan and what [...]
HCP-MV Moment of the Month April 2021: Progress & Produce—Mahoning Valley Community Store Initiative Marks More MilestonesSarah Lowry2021-05-21T15:34:07+00:00
HCP-MV Moment of the Month: Progress & Produce Led by Healthy Food Access Coordinators, Mahoning Valley Community Store Initiative Marks More Milestones Food access, more so the lack of it, has been an all too familiar talking point, tension point, and point of contention in the Mahoning Valley for some time. As has been shared in previous stories (Putting Food Access Resources on the Map & Collab-blog: Collaboration in a Time of Crisis—Thinking Inside the Box), the pandemic underscored and highlighted barriers that exist between healthy food and families. While the barriers to food access are many and [...]