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Pilot programs show promise in the Capital Region

Written by Anna Sirianni, Associate Producer | Jun 12, 2019 4:30 AM
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For years, there has been a steady increase in the demand for health and human service programs in the Capital Region. A partnership, led by United Way of the Capital Region, is working to face that growing demand. 

In 2014, UWCR partnered with Harrisburg Regional Chamber, West Shore Chamber of Commerce, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, Cumberland County, Dauphin County and Perry County to conduct a community needs assessment 

In response to its findings, the partnership developed three pilot programs to tackle a lack of access to health care, disparities in school readiness and workforce development.  

Joining Smart Talk to discuss the program's findings and successes are Tim Fatzinger, CEO of United Way of the Capital Region, Jeannine Peterson, CEO of Hamilton Health Center, and Dr. Mark K. Leidy, Ed. D., Superintendent of the Mechanicsburg Area School District.

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From left to right: Jeannine Peterson, Tim Fatzinger, Mark K. Leidy

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United Way of the Capital Region's school readiness pilot program. Photos courtesy of United Way of the Capital Region.

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United Way of the Capital Region's school readiness pilot program. Photos courtesy of United Way of the Capital Region.

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United Way of the Capital Region's workforce development program. Photo courtesy of United Way of the Capital Region.

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