The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention is a team seeking to improve the health of our community and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the implementation and evaluation of evidence based health promotion programs. Our programmatic activities include: youth violence prevention, bullying prevention education training for pediatricians, health care providers and community based organizations, school-based health programs, mental health trainings for adults and those who work with youth, and several other initiatives. Our office also provides grant writing support and evaluation services to businesses and non-profit agencies.
After working in partnerships with two local hospitals for almost two decades, the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (CHPDP) was established as its own 501c3 in September 2014. From 2008-2014, CHPDP was housed at the Windber Research Institute, and from 1997-2007 CHPDP staff worked together at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA, as the Office of Community Health.
Our dedicated board of directors is made up of educators, medical professionals, software engineers and attorneys.