BRHF Action Teams Working to Collaborate in 2018

February 16, 2018

Previous participation in capacity-building events that Buhl Regional Health Foundation (BRHF) has held and their continued interest in working together for community health and wellbeing has identified approximately 75 Action Team participants as assets in leadership for the Sharon regional area.  We look forward to hosting them to encourage dialogue about advancing collaborative impacts on specific community issues.

The main objective of the 2018 Action Team meetings will be for the partners within in each team to develop a collaborative community health project or program.  In support of that initiative, the identified collaborators may then choose to prepare a Letter of Inquiry for a grant request within BRHF’s grant application process, in alignment with BRHF’s grant cycle. If eligibility requirements are met, an invitation from BRHF to submit a full grant proposal may be offered.  The major deadlines for the next grant cycle will be 7/12/18 for the LOI and 8/23/18 for the full grant proposal.

Each team has been assigned a leader to coordinate with BRHF and help all members move through the necessary planning and action steps of this important endeavor.

The 2018 Action Teams and their Chairpersons are:



Kim DiCintio, Mercer County Regional Council of Governments


Dan Pustinger, PA Board of Probation & Parole

Healthy Food Access & Education:

Rebecca Gruitza, American Heart Association

Communication & Connecting Resources:

Lisa Zgela, Sharon Regional Health System

Mental Health Stigma & Care:

TJ Hudock, Sharon Regional Behavioral Health Services



The first Action Team Meetings are set to begin during the week of February 26, 2018 and are planned to run monthly through July or August this year.  Each team meeting will be held at Buhl Regional Health Foundation’s conference room.  All meetings times and dates are subject to change and will be communicated in advance.

Click Here to View the Action Team Meeting Calendar Chart

It is the hope of BRHF that this year’s Action Team Meetings will lead to impactful action for the health of our community.

For more information or to be included on one of the Action Teams, you may contact the BRHF Action Team Coordinator by calling 724-418-2750.  Please pass on our information if you know of anyone who should be invited to join one of these Action Teams.


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