Community Health Challenge Salutes Reality Tour Beaver County
Reality Tour Beaver County has grown progressively successful since its start in 2009. Community Health Challenge Executive Director, Lori Vish Stearns expresses appreciation for the volunteers by saying "This is a particularly dedicated volunteer group. They arrive prepared to work hard in their volunteer roles whether as behind-the-scenes support or actors out-in-front. It has been a real honor to work alongside them." To read the recent Beaver County Times tribute to Beaver County Reality Tour volunteers, click here.
Community Health Challenge (CHC) is pleased to announce that on September 1, 2011, after 12 years in our current location, we have moved our offices. Our new space allows our staff of health educators to meet the needs of our community much more efficiently.
"Our health educators spend a great deal of time taking programs out to members of the public throughout western Pennsylvania. Our new office space is convenient to I-79 as well as the PA Turnpike," states CHC Executive Director, Lori Vish-Stearns. "The level walk-out space and large parking area permits us to load up for programs and improve the safety and efficiency with which we enter and exit the space."
CHC is a health education agency, established in 1989 as "Pittsburgh Community Health Challenge" and was founded to identify people at risk for cardiovascular disease. Since then, CHC has been instrumental in creating walking programs, participating in the move towards the Pennsylvania "Clean Indoor Air Act of 2008", teaching cancer education programs, producing drug and alcohol prevention programs, and most recently, increasing awareness of problem gambling. For more information about CHC and its programs, call 724-432-3474.
Welcome To Community Health Challenge
Our staff of health education professionals is happy to provide free programming for any of our grant-sponsored services. If you need a customized program, we can plan, implement and evaluate fee-for-service initiatives as well.
We invite you to join the hundreds of businesses, community service agencies, healthcare providers, schools, churches, and other groups throughout western Pennsylvania that have benefited from our health and wellness promotion services and programs.
In 1989, CHC became an active member of western Pennsylvania's public health community, implementing cardiac risk screening and education programs in Allegheny and surrounding counties. Since then, we have emerged as a trusted public health organization which extends well beyond our original focus on blood pressure, cholesterol, and heart health screenings.
Our aim continues to be encouraging behaviors that increase physical activity, raise the consciousness of a number of at risk populations, and promote healthier lifestyles.
CHC has a long term commitment to encouraging health and wellness. By facilitating alcohol, drug and tobacco prevention and smoking cessation as well as providing cancer, diabetes, and alcohol programs, CHC is equipped to meet the community's diverse needs in the present and the future.
CHC follows the approach Quality, Excellence, Always, delivering Quality programs, delivered by a staff of Excellence, Always striving to exceed the expectations of clients and funders.
Thanks to the generosity of our contributors, many of our programs are offered at no cost. Please contact us by telephone, email, or in person to learn more.
Community Health Challenge is dedicated to the promotion and coordination of community-wide education to help reduce the risk behaviors associated with chronic diseases and other health-related illnesses.