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

HCP-MV Moment of the Month August 2021: Celebrating State & Federal Investments in Nutrition Incentive Programs

2021-09-30T15:50:24+00:00

August 2021 Moment of the Month: Celebrating State & Federal Investments in Nutrition Incentives Partners and Community Leaders Commemorate Funding Secured for Healthy Foods, Families, and Futures  Highlights from the Press Event at the Warren Farmers Market on 08/31/2021 “It always seems impossible until it’s done”— Nelson Mandella There’s always a model, a map, or a method to find, follow, and finesse to overcome, overtake, or out-maneuver all obstacles, large and small. For the Healthy Community Partnership, we’ve built our Roadmap for Change and Bold Goals from raw materials provided by Collective Impact, Policy, Systems, [...]

HCP-MV Moment of the Month August 2021: Celebrating State & Federal Investments in Nutrition Incentive Programs2021-09-30T15:50:24+00:00

HCP-MV Moment of the Month June 2021 Victory at the Finish Line

2021-07-15T00:54:43+00:00

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-MV Moment of the Month June 2021 Victory at the Finish Line2021-07-15T00:54:43+00:00

HCP-MV Moment of the Month May 2021 Turning the Tassel: Student Researches Complete Capstone Projects

2021-06-17T20:37:45+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-MV Moment of the Month May 2021 Turning the Tassel: Student Researches Complete Capstone Projects2021-06-17T20:37:45+00:00

HCP-MV Moment of the Month April 2021: Progress & Produce—Mahoning Valley Community Store Initiative Marks More Milestones

2021-05-21T15:34:07+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 [...]

HCP-MV Moment of the Month April 2021: Progress & Produce—Mahoning Valley Community Store Initiative Marks More Milestones2021-05-21T15:34:07+00:00

HCP-MV Moment of the Month March 2021: Three Cheers for Transit

2021-04-12T13:32:07+00:00

HCP-MV Moment of the Month: Three Cheers for Transit Ohio Passes 2022-2023 Transportation Budget with Restored Resources for Public Transit A scene from Schoolhouse Rocks! "I'm Just a Bill."ABC Advocacy journeys do not always, or even often, lead to happily-ever-afters or victorious celebrations. There are countless advocacy stories that end in heartache, heartbreak, and mourning. Much like the story told by "Bill" in the beginning of Schoolhouse Rocks! edutainional favorite, "I'm Just a Bill."  Fortunately, the tale of the 2022-2023 Ohio Transportation Budget wrapped up with a heartwarming, celebratory happy ending, at least for now. The [...]

HCP-MV Moment of the Month March 2021: Three Cheers for Transit2021-04-12T13:32:07+00:00

HCP-MV Moment of the Month February 2021: Building a Healthy Budget

2021-03-10T21:27:24+00:00

HCP-MV Moment of the Month: Building a Healthy Budget Prioritizing Policies that Put People First Jim Wallis speaks at U.S. Capitol vigil on March 29. Photo by JP Keenan / Sojourners In 2017, Sojourners founder, Jim Wallis, wrote a piece titled “Truth that Bears Repeating: A Budget Is a Moral Document” in response to the cruel budget proposals introduced by the then newly minted Trump administration that suggested shifting billions of dollars from critical anti-poverty and social support programs to military/defense initiatives, specifically the bombastic border wall. A dramatic shifting of resources away from those programs [...]

HCP-MV Moment of the Month February 2021: Building a Healthy Budget2021-03-10T21:27:24+00:00
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