Live Well Allegheny was launched in January 2014 to promote wellness in Allegheny County. Led by the Board of Health and Allegheny Health Department Director Dr. Karen Hacker, the Live Well Allegheny campaign asks County residents to increase physical activity, eat healthy, decrease cigarette smoking, and be proactive in managing their own health.

The 2014-2015 Live Well Allegheny Biannual Report highlights major accomplishments and partnerships that have developed through the campaign — including how communities, schools and partners have leveraged health in service of community development, and vice versa.

Live Well Allegheny has quickly become our County’s preeminent strategy for addressing the behaviors that lead to chronic diseases.

LWA-open-streets-BrentwoodSince the campaign’s launch, Live Well Allegheny has been bringing together a cross-sectoral partnership of municipalities, school districts, government agencies, community-based organizations, academia, and the private sector to improve the health of county residents. Over the last two years we have made great progress toward Building a Culture of Health here in Allegheny County. Key accomplishments include:

  • 24 municipalities that have committed to Live Well Allegheny
  • 6 school districts that have committed to Live Well Allegheny
  • 100+ community partners that are working together
  • Launch of Live Well Restaurants and Workplaces

We invite you to download the 2014-2015 Biannual Report, to read how the campaign started and learn how it has grown. But more importantly, to see where we are going and how we hope to get there!

Much more work is needed to achieve our goal of making Allegheny County the healthiest county in the United States. Whether you are involved with a community, organization, restaurant or business — or if you are a resident interested in making small lifestyle changes that will impact your health and that of your family’s — please join our effort to Live Well Allegheny.