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HYCC newsletter archives 

August 2010
Park program sends York kids looking for lost buoys
Many youngsters spend their summer vacations indoors, playing video games, surfing the Internet or texting. Willow, 7, and Layla Shearer, 5, on the other hand, have been busy exploring dozens of parks throughout York Country.

YDR Opinion: Healthy option needed for health department
The stars are no longer aligned" for the creation of a countywide health department

July 2010
Countywide health department plan dies
After six years of work, supporters of a countywide health department are abandoning the idea.

Countywide health department off the table -- again
But advocates hope the idea makes another comeback.

June 2010
Fluoride would add value
If water co. is going to raise rates, at least give us this benefit.

April 2010
York-Hanover area ranked fourth most obese in U.S.
A recently released Gallup survey ranked the area the fourth most obese metropolitan area out of 187 areas, with an obesity rating of 34 percent.

Bob Woods September 2009
Bob Woods was selected to be the new chair of the HYCC.  He is the current executive director of the York County United Way. 

He has been involved with many key community initiatives, including YorkCounts, Focus on our Future, the Financial Stability Partnership, the York County Human Service Advisory Commission, and the newly developed Housing Advisory Commission. 

August 2009
A series of health literacy events was held in York and Adams counties.  The presenter was Tanya Pagan Raggio-Ashley, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Office of Minority Health Disparities and chief medical officer, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.  She discussed “How Health Literacy Impacts Health Disparities in People We Serve.” 

April 2009
Community Health Assessment planning event was held.  More than 60 people participated.

March 2009
HYCC hosted a housing summit with 140 people in attendance. 

September 2008
HYCC updated its mission and values.