MISSION

The Live Well Allegheny Campaign aims to improve the health and well-being of Allegheny County residents through a collaborative effort that involves multiple stakeholders, partners and residents. Our shared vision of creating America’s healthiest County can only be achieved through collective action.

Communities, schools and businesses are encouraged to gain Live Well status so they can contribute to our goal to make Allegheny County the “healthiest county” in the nation.

Initially, the Live Well Allegheny Campaign will focus on obesity prevention and physical activity promotion that includes healthy eating and individual health management. Future plans include activities in all 130 municipalities, the 90 neighborhoods in the City of Pittsburgh, and the 43 school districts that call Allegheny County home.

Future plans include activities in all 130 municipalities, the 90 neighborhoods in the City of Pittsburgh, and the 43 school districts that call Allegheny County home.

BACKGROUND

In January 2014, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald launched Live Well Allegheny, to promote wellness in Allegheny County. Led by the Board of Health and Allegheny Health Department Director Dr. Karen Hacker, Live Well Allegheny highlights the need to increase physical activity, eat healthy, and be proactive in managing one’s health.

This long-term effort focuses on more than just physical health. It also includes mental wellness, personal and community safety, preparedness, efforts to improve well-being and quality of life, education and health literacy. Live Well Allegheny‘s goals will evolve in response to trends, data and statistics brought to bear by the Health Department and its stakeholders.

Live Well Allegheny‘s vision is that through a coordinated effort, the campaign will impact the health and well-being of county residents, improving the health of the entire community.

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

Future plans for Live Well Allegheny include activities in all 130 municipalities, the 90 neighborhoods in the City of Pittsburgh and the 43 school districts that call Allegheny County home. In addition to highlighting activities such as local walks or races, Live Well Allegheny foresees providing communities with information about screenings, fitness activities, healthy cooking demonstrations, tips on stress management and other activities geared to residents of all ages.

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