LHU Professor Appointed to Program at PA Department of Health

January 27, 2014-Dr. Beth McMahon, professor at Lock Haven University’s Health Science Department, was recently appointed to the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Health Improvement Partnership Program (HIPP) Advisory Board. She will represent the North Central Health District of PA.

McMahon is also the President of the Lycoming County Health Improvement Coalition (LCHIC), established in 1994, asBeth McMahon well as a founding member. LCHIC is Non-profit 501©3 organization with a 47 member board of directors and a 6 member executive board of directors.  Representation on the board spans health and human service directors, government, business, education, health & dental care providers, non-profit health related organizations, the faith community, and law enforcement. The group engages in multiple health improvement activities throughout the region, including but not limited to the Lycoming County Fitness Challenge and Rural Health Flu Shot Program, as well as providing education in health assessment (adult and youth risk behavioral assessments) and collaborative efforts in addressing top health issues. The LCHIC is also an advocate for and assists with grant writing for community-based health improvement efforts.

For more information, please contact Dr. McMahon at (570) 484-2214 or at bmcmahon@lhup.edu.

HIPP’s mission: The Health Improvement Partnership Program (HIPP) will foster a mutually beneficial relationship between the Department of Health (DOH) and local health improvement partnerships throughout PA.  The focus of the program is to address local health priorities through opportunities to exchange technical assistance and information between the Department and the partnerships.

Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.