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1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health Opens in Johnstown


1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health Ribbon Cutting

A ceremonial ribbon cutting on March 21, 2017 officially opened the 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health. The Center, which is a partnership between the 1889 Foundation and the Jefferson College of Population Health of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, will identify, quantify and develop strategies for improving the health of the people in Cambria and Somerset Counties.

The Center in Johnstown has the potential to serve as a model for communities across the state and throughout the country. While there are problems specific to rural areas, the knowledge gained from the work at the Center can be used to improve health in all manner of contexts.

According to Trina Thompson, executive director of the Center, “We’re all in this together” as each new discovery ripples outward and empowers everyone to make better decisions about health and wellbeing.

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