Category Archives for "My Healthy Huntingdon MAIN Blog"

SAFE-T Launch at JC Blair

J.C. Blair launched its SAFE-T (Sexual Assault Forensic Examination-Telehealth) program for sexual assault victims on the 25th of October, in hopes that sexual assault victims will seek care, comfort and medical treatment at J.C. Blair, knowing there is trained staff to respond to trauma and healing. The event gathered community partners from Juniata College, Penn […]

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Trails in the Raystown Lake Region

Those boots want to go outside… Hundreds of miles of hiking trails are located in the Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania. Standing Stone Trail (80 miles) is the 2016 Pennsylvania Trail of the Year with the unique “Thousand Steps” section up Jacks Mountain. Lots of options: stroll the Lower Trail and Huntingdon & Broad Top […]

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Stories on Overcoming Heavy Smoking

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shares stories of heavy smokers but who have quit due to health or personal reasons. The people share how the decision to quit smoking has positively impacted their lives and how they were able to quit. In addition, it also covers how second-hand smoking can have deadly health impacts […]

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Let’s Play!

Juniata’s Commitment to Community Engagement ​Encourages Healthy Bodies and Healthy Imaginations By: Mary Claire Sei ​ Huntingdon, PA—Juniata College has made serious efforts to encourage and develop a stronger commitment to community engagement and service learning. This commitment is managed and spearheaded by Dr. Sarah Worley. Dr. Worley is an Associate Professor of Communication and […]

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Homelessness in Rural Areas

BY: HILLARY GROVE On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, I had the pleasure of attending the Huntingdon Area High School Medical Fair put on by the Medical One and Medical Two classes taught by Mrs. Toni Bucynski. At the beginning of the school year, the students had been challenged to put together end-of- the-year projects that […]

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A new future for healthcare in Huntingdon

How J.C Blair is addressing the national challenges on rural health facilities By EMMA HANNAN A familiar situation In a Huntingdon Chamber of Commerce event the morning of June 6, 2018, J.C Blair Hospital CEO Adam Dimm repeatedly assured the Huntingdon community that, come what may, the Hospital and Huntingdon were in “good hands”. J.C […]

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Juniata Interns build the Academy resource for the Huntingdon and national community

Force for Health Academy gets upgrade! Student interns with senior faculty support are building the Force for Health Academy online resource for free use in the community. Under the leadership of senior editor, Claudia Meyer, the team is adding courses based on the community’s needs.

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J. C. Blair implements solutions to address its Community Health Needs Assessment

  Dr. Robert Gillio moved to town with a wealth of experience in community engagement and improvement with his work with the Force for Health Foundation. Working with the hospital leadership and support, the programs are being modified to serve the needs of Huntingdon County and address the CHNA objectives to improve access to care, […]

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