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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 »

Request for Health Consulting Proposals

The Perry County Health Coalition is seeking to engage a consultant to guide their new Strategic Planning process this fall. Individual consultants or firms with proven experience in facilitating strategic planning sessions, analyzing secondary health data and conducting stakeholder interviews are encouraged to apply. The Perry County Health Coalition created its first strategic action plan… Read more »

COVID-19 Rapid Response Emergency Grants

In response to COVID-19, the Partnership for Better Health is making a third round of Rapid Response Emergency Grants available to local nonprofit organizations. Grants are expected to range between $1,000 and $10,000. Funding priorities include these five pressing issues. Basic Health & Human Needs Emergency Responders Safe Child Care Services Homeless Residents Newly Unemployed… Read more »

NEW- COVID-19 Testing Locations Guide

With COVID-19 cases continuing to spread in our communities, knowing where to go if you or someone you care for needs a test is vital. In South Central Pennsylvania, there are many options for testing and tests are often provided for free because of the CARES Act. The Partnership for Better Health’s new Central Pennsylvania… Read more »

Leadership Cumberland Scholarship Available

The Partnership for Better Health is pleased to offer a scholarship for the 2019-20 Leadership Cumberland program. The award will go to a health-related professional working at or volunteering for a nonprofit organization that serves the foundation’s region.   To apply, click Leadership Cumberland Scholarship App 2020-2021. Applications are due by June 28. To learn more, contact Gail Witwer at:… Read more »

Partnership for Better Health and 31 Area Nonprofits Celebrate the Success of Match Madness!

Annual Campaign Total Tops $529,000 During one of the most difficult months in our nation’s history, the Partnership for Better Health’s 2020 Match Madness campaign exceeded expectations by attracting more individual donations than in any previous year. Match Madness is a collaborative campaign that supports 31 area nonprofits in raising core operating and program funds… Read more »

Emergency Grants Available to Aid in COVID-19 Response

In March of 2020, the World Health Organization announced a global pandemic and the first cases of novel coronavirus in Pennsylvania quickly began to multiply. Recognizing the unprecedented health emergency facing our communities, the Partnership for Better Health is making Rapid Response Emergency Grants available to local nonprofit organizations, to assist them in responding to… Read more »

Systems Change Summit 2019

Held on August 7, this Summit was an opportunity for community partners to advance their understanding of how systemic decisions, conditions and policies impact our health and overall quality of life. Participants learned about the power of coalitions and ways that collective work can strengthen communities and bring about positive changes for vulnerable populations. The… Read more »