Collaborative Projects That Benefit Tioga County, Pa
We’re celebrating 25 years of health initiatives and programs implemented in Tioga County, Pa! See below for current projects. Be sure to learn about even more projects done by our workgroups here. For more information about any of the following please Contact Us
Leadership Tioga County: Youth Program Reboot- Our Be Your Best You workgroup has redesigned this very respected home grown Tioga County program that gives youth skills to be successful for the future and exposes them to the rich diversity of our local economy. Applications have been received, reviewed, and the Class of 2018 has been selected and notified of their acceptance into the program. Stay tuned for more details!
The Partnership Opioid Coalition– This is a large group of first responders, medical system personnel, county leaders, education system personnel, rehabilitation services personnel, and nonprofit leaders who are evaluating the extent of the opioid substance abuse crisis in Tioga County and looking for solutions to support the health of our Tioga County community. FMI Contact Executive Director, Sue Sticklin: email@example.com or 570-723-0520
WalkWorks- Identifies and promotes safe walking routes; Offers social support through guided, community-based walking groups; Helps schools develop walk-to-school programs; and addresses local policies to increase safe walking routes. Learn more here.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative– The Partnership encourages local participation in federal drug take back events and works to increase the number of prescription drop box locations in Tioga County, Pa. Major local partner: Wellsboro Police Department. Fall 2018 DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be on October 27th, 10am-2pm at participating locations.
Fiscal Sponsorship- The Partnership recognizes the benefit of the passion, insight, and forward movement grassroots efforts have about local issues. Therefore, we offer advisement and administrative support to groups who are working toward non-profit status. See our current fiscal sponsorship groups here.
Prevention Education– The Tioga County Partnership employs a prevention educator who contracts with the Single County Authority (Tioga County Drug and Alcohol Services) to offer evidence-based, proven effective prevention programs in the local schools and to summer program children in Tioga County, Pa. The Too Good For Drugs program of the Mendez Foundation is currently being implemented. FMI Contact Coleen Evert: firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-723-0520.
Children’s Health Fair and Family Day– Every year, on the second Saturday in June, the Tioga County Partnership assists major planning partners, Wellsboro Chamber of Commerce and the Wellsboro Montessori Children’s Center to host a day of free family fun! Dozens of partnering community organizations, individuals, and generous local funders contribute to this successful annual event.
First Responder Project– A team project to increase recruitment and retention of emergency first responders in Tioga County, Pa.
Fit For Life– FFL is a structured recreation program open to all area youth, free of charge. FFL focuses on healthy physical activity and nutrition. The program is open Monday-Friday, noon-2:30 immediately following the Northern Tioga Summer Feeding program (which serves children ages 0-18) in three Northern Tioga locations: Westfield, Knoxville, and Osceola/Elkland site.
Needs-based Transportation– The Tioga County Partnership employs a Transportation Coordinator who works with county human services, the hospital, and other services to provide those who are eligible with needs-based transportation services. Learn more here.