We are a network of over 100 community-serving organizations who are committed to bringing together change-makers to positively impact the health & vitality of communities south of Pittsburgh.
To create agile, healthy, and sustainable communities for diverse populations throughout the Jefferson region while:
o Serving as an incubator for powerful ideas and promising practices
o Improving the capacity of community-serving organizations
o Facilitating group action on community aspirations
Our Current Priorities
o Behavorial Health
o Family & Resident Engagement
o Workforce Development
We are currently accepting new Member Organizations. Please download this Membership Form to apply, or contact Courtney Lefebvre at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
MEMBER MEETINGS are convened throughout the year (August, October, January, March, and a Picnic in June) and focus on advancing priority issues, capacity building opportunities, resource and data sharing, and networking opportunities.
January 23, 2018
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Jefferson Room- 2nd Floor Bibro Building, Jefferson Hospital Campus
March 28, 2018
June 23, 2018
Resources from Previous Meetings
- Update on the Route 51 Corridor Transportation Alternatives Project
- Partner4Work Workforce Presentation
- Career Services Needs Assessment Survey
The outreach arm of the Collaborative, this group is focused on gathering and presenting key data regarding core issues in the region and reaching out to engage municipal leaders in the work of the Collaborative
January 23, 2018
March 28, 2018
Eat and Educate Series
A lunch series focused on resource sharing and system navigation, targeted towards frontline workers. Meetings focus on specific topics and bring in speakers from a variety of sectors throughout the year.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
12:00 to 1:00 pm
Blue Flame Restaurant
1360 Route 51, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025
This group coordinates wellness initiatives throughout the Jefferson Region and currently focused on the issue of tobacco-cessation.
November 14, 2017
December 12, 2017
January 9, 2018
February 13, 2018
March 13, 2018
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a public education program in which participants work with certified trainers to increase their knowledge around common mental health challenges, become equipped to offer assistance, and reduce stigma. Trainings are free for interested nonprofits.
Upcoming Mental Health First Aid training opportunities:
Mental Health First Aid for Youth Providers
Monday, November 20, 2017
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
To sign up for this training: www.AHCI.org website under current trainings or
Lady Gaga, who is herself trained in Mental Health First Aid, has committed to recruiting 150,000 MHFA trainers nationally this year, and as part of her recruitment effort, tries to visit trainings in the cities where she tours. She will be in Pittsburgh for her concert that evening, so there is a slight chance that Lady Gaga may choose to visit this location to promote her work. There will be t-shirts and giveaways to mark the occasion, and breakfast and lunch will be provided.
A resource guide that includes contact information for qualified service providers in the Jefferson Region, organized by service area and designed to assist service providers with referrals and networking.
A yearly gathering of leaders from around the region focusing on networking and capacity building. Stay tuned for the date for the 2018 Jefferson Forum.
Local data compiled by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Social and Urban Research, organized by community and available for use by all members of the Collaborative.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you are interested in your organization becoming an active Collaborative member, please contact