Community Impact Hub

Health and Wellbeing

How do we work together to create healthy communities?

Impact Team Scope

Projects within this Impact Team will include initiatives that improve and/or explore public health, health policy, and all physical, emotional, and mental health programs as well as initiatives that encourage outdoor recreation, increased movement, activity, and societal engagement.


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Impact Team



YMCA Community Needs Assessment

In order to aid the Meadville YMCA in its partnership with PennWest to access Pre-K Counts funding, Hema and Eva conducted a needs assessment survey to gather data for programmatic direction.
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Mercer County Trails Association Database Design

Analysis of data needs completed; design and recommendations for new software system will occur in the spring
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Quality Assurance in Pulmonary Rehab Lab

Olivia worked with the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Laboratory at the Meadville Medical Center to lay the framework for quality assurance of their medical equipment, lung function testing machines, and standard of technician care when assessing and treating patients.
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Pulmonary Rehab Continuing Education

The pulmonology department at Meadville Medical Center focuses on diseases of the respiratory tract.
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Food Resources Website Design

Food insecurity has increasingly been recognized as a common problem amongst residents of Crawford County.
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Autism Nature Trail

In the summer of 2022 a project entitled “Feasibility and Design of an Autism Nature Trail at Pymatuning State Park,” was carried out by four Allegheny students (Emma Anderson ’23, Ela Williams ’23, Kelsey Anderson ’23, and Haley Pageotte ’24), Dr. Monali Chowdhury, Loren Lamy Penman ’74 of Pymatuning State Park and the Autism Nature Trail at Letchworth State Park (New York).
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Immunity is Community Health Fair

On April 1, 2023, two Allegheny College professors (Dr. Ishita Sinha Roy and Dr. Becky Dawson) and various community partners (Crawford Health Improvement Coalition, Meadville Rotary, Meadville Medical Center and its affiliates) hosted the “Immunity is Community” health fair.
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