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Partnership for Better Health Welcomes Carol Thornton as Executive Director

The Partnership for Better Health welcomes Carol Thornton, MPA, as Executive Director. With a proven track record in leadership and a passion for our organization’s mission, Carol brings a wealth of experience to this role. Carol has been serving as the Interim Executive Director since the departure of Becca Raley in January 2024, and as… Read more »

Match Madness Raises $1.1 million for the Community

The Partnership for Better Health received an overwhelming response from community donors during this year’s Match Madness Campaign. In total, 2,663 donations totaling $974,321 were received during the month of March to benefit 58 local nonprofit organizations. The 2024 campaign will bring more than $1.1 million into our community, with the additional $150,000 in matching… Read more »

Seeking Health Consulting Proposals for Perry County

The Partnership for Better Health is seeking proposals from interested consultants or organizations to coordinate and lead the Perry County Health Coalition with its 2022 Call to Action. Consultant(s) should demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of health systems and rural health, including primary care, behavioral health, and oral health services. Experience with grassroots community engagement, consensus… Read more »

New – Seeking Strategic Partner to Lead Housing Systems Change Initiative

The Partnership for Better Health is seeking a strategic partner to staff and lead Cumberland County’s collaborative housing initiative, called Community Partners for Change.  The mission of this initiative is to effect positive and sustainable change in the housing system to obtain equitable, affordable, accessible, and secure housing for all Cumberland County residents. The strategic… Read more »

Calling All Health Champions! Open for Nominations

Do you know someone who’s a champion in advancing the health of our community? The Partnership for Better Health’s 2022 Champions for Better Health Awards recognize distinguished community volunteers, health care providers, business leaders, philanthropists, and youth whose work plays a vital role in advancing the health and wellness of our region. Community members are… Read more »

Hiring: Director of Communications & Development

The Partnership for Better Health is seeking a Director of Communications & Development to lead the foundation’s public relations, marketing and community fundraising. The director will assist the foundation with community outreach, media relations and our annual community fundraising campaign. Bringing a keen understanding of the relationship between communications and fundraising work, the director will… Read more »

New Grants to Address Youth Mental Health

The U.S. Surgeon General has released an advisory on Protecting Youth Mental Health. It highlights youth mental health as an urgent public health issue that has grown worse during the COVID-19 pandemic. To support youth mental health needs in our local schools and communities, the Partnership for Better Health is inviting school districts and community… Read more »

Physical, Mental and Emotional Health Benefits of Being in the Outdoors

Our Partners at the PA Parks & Forests Foundation have created videos regarding the health benefits of outdoor recreation. Check them out here.   7 minute–Health Benefits of Outdoor Recreation – YouTube   Emotional Benefits-Emotional Health and the Outdoors – YouTube   Mental Health–Mental Health and the Outdoors – YouTube   Physical Health–Physical Health and… Read more »