Mahoning Matters | “For the Health of It” Growing Movement Puts Control of Food Access into Local Hands

2022-11-16T19:34:49+00:00

ICYMI Mahoning Matters | "For the Health of It" Growing Movement Puts Control of Food Access into Local Hands Fewer tricks and more treats in local food access movement It’s November, which means trick-or-treating, scary movies, haunted houses and ghost stories have passed. But, as is often the case, some of the scariest stories and experiences are things we are faced with every day and hide in plain sight. For instance, if the Mahoning Valley had a quality of life FAQ, one of the questions haunting the top would be, “Where are the grocery stores?”  The answer to [...]

Mahoning Matters | “For the Health of It” Growing Movement Puts Control of Food Access into Local Hands2022-11-16T19:34:49+00:00

Mahoning Matters | “For the Health of It” Two Valley Mayors Plotting New Paths for Their Communities

2022-10-07T18:27:05+00:00

ICYMI Mahoning Matters | "For the Health of It" Two Valley Mayors Plotting New Paths for Their Communities There are as many quotes about leaders and leadership as there are people who occupy that role. But, one statement that is a step ahead of the rest is this observation by Rosalynn Carter, American writer, activist, and First Lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981 as the wife of President Jimmy Carter:  “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” [...]

Mahoning Matters | “For the Health of It” Two Valley Mayors Plotting New Paths for Their Communities2022-10-07T18:27:05+00:00

Mahoning Matters | “For the Health of It” To Create a Healthy Community, All We Have to Do Is Ask “How Can I Help?”

2022-08-25T18:12:11+00:00

ICYMI Mahoning Matters | "For the Health of It" To Create a Healthy Community, All We Have to Do Is Ask "How Can I Help?" Health is a small word that says a lot. Well-respected authorities on the subject define health as: “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (World Health Organization). The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has adapted this definition for use in its own materials: “Health is more than the absence of disease; it is a resource that allows people to realize [...]

Mahoning Matters | “For the Health of It” To Create a Healthy Community, All We Have to Do Is Ask “How Can I Help?”2022-08-25T18:12:11+00:00

Mahoning Matters | “For the Health of It” Parks are infrastructure. Let’s cultivate our common ground

2022-07-25T16:08:46+00:00

ICYMI Mahoning Matters | "For the Health of It" Parks are infrastructure. Let’s cultivate our common ground July is National Parks and Recreation Month. In spite of spending most of my unobligated time in a park, I somehow went most of my life not knowing that. Now that I know, I am celebrating this important recognition each minute of July’s long, hot 31 days. The National Recreation and Parks Association shares that National Parks and Recreation Month was established almost 40 years ago in 1985 to “promote building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks [...]

Mahoning Matters | “For the Health of It” Parks are infrastructure. Let’s cultivate our common ground2022-07-25T16:08:46+00:00

Moment of the Month April/May 2022: Food, Framing, and Freedom

2022-06-08T18:03:33+00:00

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 [...]

Moment of the Month April/May 2022: Food, Framing, and Freedom2022-06-08T18:03:33+00:00

Moment of the Month January/February 2022: From Moments to Movement

2022-02-24T16:44:11+00:00

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 January/February 2022: From Moments to Movement2022-02-24T16:44:11+00:00

Moment of the Month December 2021: Accelerating Active Transportation

2022-01-11T16:42:25+00:00

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 [...]

Moment of the Month December 2021: Accelerating Active Transportation2022-01-11T16:42:25+00:00

HCP-MV Moment of the Month November 2021: It’s Time to “CHA-CHA,” again

2021-12-14T20:20:52+00:00

Moment of the Month November 2021: It's Time to "CHA-CHA," again Representatives from Mahoning & Trumbull Counties Kicked-Off the Start of the Next Community Health Assessment Andy Williams popularized the song now signaling the start of the holiday season. It’s that wonderful time again. No, not that wonderful time. It’s time for our public health and healthcare partners to begin to update the Community Health Improvement Plans (a.k.a. CHIPs) and launch a new Community Health Assessment (a.k.a. CHA). Not quite as glittery and glamorous, but it is an incredibly valuable, priceless process that is a [...]

HCP-MV Moment of the Month November 2021: It’s Time to “CHA-CHA,” again2021-12-14T20:20:52+00:00

HCP-MV Moment of the Month October 2021: HCP @ OCDCA

2021-11-10T14:22:03+00:00

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 [...]

HCP-MV Moment of the Month October 2021: HCP @ OCDCA2021-11-10T14:22:03+00:00

HCP-MV Moment of the Month September 2021: NLAPH Coach, Dr. Arthur Chen, “Visits” the Valley

2021-11-04T13:04:51+00:00

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 September 2021: NLAPH Coach, Dr. Arthur Chen, “Visits” the Valley2021-11-04T13:04:51+00:00
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