Welcome to the new members of Live Well Allegheny!
The campaign to make Allegheny County the healthiest county in the nation continues to grow! On May 13th, Spectrum Charter Schools announced its commitment to the Live Well Allegheny campaign at the “Touch a Truck – Bee Well” Expo. On the same day, Wellbridge Health was designated as a Live Well Allegheny Workplace. In addition, we are joined by Z-Best Barbeque Chicken and Ribs, LLC as our latest Live Well Allegheny Restaurant.
As the Live Well Allegheny community continues to grow, we would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming Learning Collaborative events. The workshops will provide up-to-date information on program implementation and grant opportunities. If you are interested in facilitating a workshop in the future, please reach out to Erica Bryson at (412) 247-7964 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have an event coming up? Please let us know so we can add it to the Live Well Allegheny event calendar. Contact Marie Fontelo (Marie.Fontelo@AlleghenyCounty.us) with details. Please also check the partner resources page of the web site for additional resources.
And as just one example of a resource available to our participants – Did you know that outdoor fires can impact our health? Before your next camp fire this summer, please check out the Allegheny County Health Department Burn Facts Guide or visit our website. Keep our air clean!
Karen Hacker, MD, MPH
Director, Allegheny County Health Department
Check out the latest Live Well Story!
The Department of Human Services recently hosted a Biggest Loser Weight Loss Challenge for employees. Check out our Live Well Stories webpage.
Interested in highlighting a health initiative in your organization? Please reach out to Erica Bryson at email@example.com.
Save the Date!
We will be hosting our next Live Well Allegheny Learning Collaborative meeting, Incorporating Wellness into the Workplace, on June 28th from 8:30-11 am! We will hear from local organizations on best practices and lessons learned for implementing health initiatives. Breakfast will be served.
Send your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 21st.
Check out the 2017 Diabetes Resource Guide released by ACHD’s Chronic Disease Prevention Program! The document contains general information about diabetes and the certified Diabetes Self-Management Education programs in the county.
For more information, please visit www.achd.net!
Please check out the latest blog by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)! The article features how Live Well Allegheny is leveraging Health in All Policies to increase local collaboration and achieve better community health outcomes!
The Department of the Interior is the lead agency for Let’s Move! Outside initiative. Led by the Department of the Interior, Let’s Move! Outside is coordinated by YMCA of the USA and the National League of Cities (NLC). The goal is to bridge the growing disconnect between young people and the great outdoors by creating meaningful connections to nature through four pillars: play, learn, serve and work.
Want to get more involved? Join the Let’s Move! Outside Design Team by emailing Megan Ziegler at email@example.com.
Looking for an opportunity to be physically active this summer? There are several OpenStreets events planned this summer in Allegheny County where you can walk, skate, bike in the street in a safe and family-friendly environment.
Please check the Live Well Allegheny Events Calendar for more information about events scheduled in East McKeesport (June 3), Sharpsburg (June 10), Pittsburgh (June 25, July 28).
Congratulations to our Live Well Allegheny Community Partner, North Hills Community Outreach, for receiving the Seeds of Change grant for the Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni Garden!
To learn more about Seeds of Change program, please visit their website or contact NHCO’s Director of Communications, Jennifer Kissel, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Y on the Fly is an innovative mobile Y program delivering games, activities and healthy snacks to children in underserved neighborhoods during the summer months. From June 10 – August 20, Y on the Fly will make 100 stops.
If you’re interested in learning more or would like to request a stop, please check out the website or contact Gretchen North at email@example.com.
What’s Happening in Public Health
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) 2017 Annual Conference is coming to Pittsburgh! The event will take place from July 11-13 at the Wyndham Grand Downtown. This year’s theme, Public Health Revolution: Bridging Clinical Medicine and Population Health, highlights the unique opportunity local public health organizations have to convene discussions and efforts around these topics.
In April, the American Public Health Association launched the “Joint Call to Action to Promote Healthy Communities,” bringing together 450,000 professionals who recognize that the built environment is a key determinant of health. Working together will create new momentum towards the common objective of creating and sustaining healthy buildings and spaces.
This is the latest Live Well Allegheny e-update. Please find a variety of information that will be helpful to you in your efforts, and can also be shared within your own networks. As always, you can find a great deal of information on our website at www.livewellallegheny.com, including partner resources which are available here: https://livewellallegheny.com/about-us/live-well-allegheny-participants/partner-materials/.
We now have 45 communities, 11 school districts, 152 community partners, 31 restaurants, and 11 workplaces united in our efforts!