Monongahela Valley Hospital's Healthy Communities Program was introduced in 1992 in conjunction with the Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania. The goal of the Healthy Communities Program is to measurably improve the health status of the mid-Monongahela Valley area students.
The Healthy Communities program has received statewide and regional recognition from the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania and Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania.
Monongahela Valley Hospital is in partnership with the following school districts: Belle-Vernon, Bentworth, Beth Center, California, Charleroi, Frazier, Monessen, Ringgold, and Yough.
Hospital staff serve as "champions" or "liaisons" with the school districts. Meetings are conducted with school superintendents and other school personnel to reinforce our commitment to the program and to plan a yearly calendar of activities.
Monongahela Valley Hospital has many health and wellness programs available for the nine districts that equate with nearly 20,000 students at 30 individualized school buildings.
The hospital offers many programs to the schools at the elementary, intermediate and senior levels. Some of the programs that Healthy Communities offers are:
- AIDS Awareness - Addresses the cause of AIDS, modes of transmission and prevention. Program is geared to high school students.
- Health Awareness Fairs
- Glow Germ Screening - Infection control program for elementary students that emphasizes hand washing.
- Health Care Career Speakers
- Prom Promise/Prevention of Drugs/Alcohol - Presentation by Emergency Room staff member that focuses on the dangers of drinking and driving and use of drugs.
For information about our Healthy Communities Program or any other health and wellness program of interest, contact your school champion or the Hospital’s Community Relations Department at 724-258-1234.
Belle Vernon School District
Bentworth School District
Bethlehem-Center School District
California School District
Charleroi Area School District
Frazier School District
Monessen School District
Ringgold School District
Yough School District