Live Well Allegheny Learning Collaborative

We have developed the Live Well Allegheny (LWA) Learning Collaborative as an opportunity to regularly convene participants in order to promote the implementation of evidence-based practices. By implementing evidence-based practices, we can work together to improve the overall health of Allegheny County residents.

Our goals for the Learning Collaborative are to:

  • Develop a collective and innovative co-learning environment for the LWA community to facilitate the implementation and sustainability of evidence-based practices that will impact health
  • Convene public health organizations, communities, restaurants, schools, and workplaces to create an engaged and empowered work force committed to increasing physical activity, decreasing smoking, and increasing healthy eating
  • Provide up-to-date information for communities, schools, restaurants, and workplaces to support their incorporation of health and well-being in policies and practices

2023 Learning Collaborative Series

June 2023 – Active Transportation Plans & PA Walk Works

June 13, 2023 – 10-11 a.m.

Join us for the June Live Well Allegheny Learning Collaborative Virtual Speaker Series on Tuesday, June 13, from 10-11 a.m. Sam Pearson from PA Downtown Center will be presenting on Active Transportation Plans & PA Walk Works.

Register to attend the Zoom collaboration.

April 2023 – Introducing “ReThink Your Drink”

Tuesday, April 11, from 10-11 a.m.

This our launch for Live Well Allegheny’s ReThink Your Drink Campaign – our campaign to educate residents on the effects of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages and to encourage healthier beverage choices.

March 2023 – What’s New at Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

We will discuss the programs and services that the Food Bank can provide, with an emphasis on exciting new initiatives, such as:

  • The Market (onsite food pantry at the Food Bank’s headquarters in Duquesne)
  • New services and referral opportunities for neighbors that visit The Market or that we speak to over the phone
  • Walk-in Distributions
  • The Partner Excellence Academy (online learning platform that is rolling out to increase organizational capacity and build skills on a variety of topics)
  • 8-part series of nutritional cooking videos that will be available for partners which highlight cooking with common items on the Food Bank’s inventory list

Women for a Healthy Environment

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Register to attend this event online

Topic: Allegheny County Healthy Homes Program

  • Presented by Women for a Healthy Environment
  • Location: Microsoft Teams

Tobacco Free Adagio Health

Monday, January 30, 2023 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Topic: Helping Allegheny County Go Tobacco Free

  • Presented by Grant Young
  • Location: Microsoft Teams

2022 Learning Collaborative Series

Mental Wellness Panel 

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Topic: Mental Wellness

  • Presented by Jim Phillips, TCV Community Services & De’Netta Benjamin-Miller, LCSW, Sojourner House
  • Location: Microsoft Teams

B2H Community Health Workers

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Topic: What is a Community Health Worker (CHW) & the services provided

  • Presented by Duquesne University – Center for Integrated Health
  • Location: Microsoft Teams

Lyme Disease 

Tuesday, May 11, 2022 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Topic: Lyme Disease 101

  • Presented by Leah Lamonte, Vector Control Specialist, with the Allegheny County Health Department, for Lyme Disease Awareness Month.

Age Friendly Health System

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Topic: Age Friendly Health System

  • Presented by Melissa Jones, UPMC Mercy
  • Location: Microsoft Teams

Overdose Prevention Program

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Topic: ACHD’s Overdose Prevention Program

  • Presented by Stacie Brown, ACHD Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Location: Microsoft Teams

Resources from the presentation:

Lead Prevention Program

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Topic: ACHD’s Lead Prevention Program

  • Presented by Juanita Brown, ACHD Lead Outreach Coordinator
  • Location: Microsoft Teams

Food Safety Program

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Topic: ACHD’s Food Safety Program

  • Presented by Jesse Sharrard, Environmental Health Administrator with ACHD’s Food Safety Program
  • Location: Microsoft Teams

If your organization is interested in hosting a workshop or would like to suggest a workshop topic, please reach out to Hannah Hardy or call (412) 247-7946.


Referral Form

Ready to take the next step? The Live Well Allegheny team would like to support you or your organization’s next step towards wellness. Please use our Referral Form to help us connect you to the appropriate resources.

Current Grant Opportunities

  • National Institutes of Health grants database, search by topic
    • Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence link
  • Kresge Foundation grants database, ongoing deadlines
  • Tips for Grant Writing, US Department of Health & Human Services link
  • Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce, various deadlines link
  • National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health, deadlines by month link
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, various deadlines link
  • Coordinated Approach to Child Health grant finder, search by state; various deadlines

Previous Events


Alzheimer’s & Dementia
Recorded: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 – 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Topic: Alzheimer’s & Dementia and its impact on families

  • Presented by: the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater PA Chapter
  • Location: Microsoft Teams
  • View the Presentation below:


  • Using Public Health Data, September 14, 2021
    • Topic: Using Public Health Data in your programs and events
    • Host: Live Well Allegheny and ACHD Epidemiology 
    • Location: Microsoft Teams
    • View the Meeting below:

  • Mental Health Matters
    • Topic: Discussing mental health and suicide prevention tips
    • Host: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    • View the Meeting below:

  • Health Equity for All
    • When: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    • Speaker: Kell Wilkinson, Allegheny County Health Department
    • View the Meeting below:

  • Eating Healthy on a Budget
    • When: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    • Speaker: Adagio Health


  • Stress Management & Health, March 12th, 2018
    • Topic: Impact of stress on health & ways to manage stress
    • Host: Live Well Allegheny (meeting agenda)
    • Location: Hosanna House Event Center, 807 Wallace Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
  • How to Live Well in your Environment, June 5th, 2018
    • Topic: Environmental considerations to healthy living, including lead, air quality, soil testing, and tick prevention
    • Host: Live Well Allegheny (meeting agenda)
    • Location: Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
  • Healthy Eating on a Budget
    • Topic: Information on local resources for eating healthy on a budget, and unique ways to stretch a food budget for you, your consumers/constituents, and your employees
  • Allegheny County: Healthy for All
    • Topic: Information on providing health and wellness opportunities for all populations


  • Green Workplace Challenge Workshop: May 24th, 2017 
    • Topic: Sustainability on a Budget
    • Hosted by Sustainable Pittsburgh
    • Location: Allegheny County Building – 1520 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • Mon Valley Workshop: May 31st, 2017
    • Topic: Health in All Policies Presentation
    • Hosted by Live Well Allegheny (meeting agenda)
    • Location: Clairton Municipal Building – 551 Ravensburg Blvd, Clairton, PA 15025
  • Green Workplace Challenge Workshop: March 30th, 2017
    • Topic: Air Quality – Creating Healthy Spaces
    • Hosted by Sustainable Pittsburgh
    • Location: August Wilson Center for African American Culture – 980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • Champion School Meetup: February 13th, 2017
    • Topic: Champion Schools programs & grant application
    • Hosted by Let’s Move Pittsburgh
    • Washington Elementary – 735 Washington Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15228
  • Challenge: BP Information Session, February 9th, 2017
    • Topic: Challenge BP
    • Hosted by Jesabel Rivera-Guerra, MPH, CHES from American Heart Association
    • Hosanna House – 807 Wallace Ave, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
  • Learning Collaborative Kickoff, January 10th, 2017
    • Topic: Health in All Policies
    • Hosted by Live Well Allegheny (meeting agenda)
    • Location: Bridges Restaurant & Lounge – 100 Lytton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


  • Introduction to Live Well Allegheny, May 9th, 2016
    • Topic: Live Well Allegheny at a Glance
    • Host: Live Well Allegheny 
    • Location: Webinar