Live Well Allegheny Learning Collaborative

We have recently 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

Upcoming Events

2018 Learning Collaborative Series

  • 2nd Quarter: How to Live Well in Your Environment
    • Understand your physical environment and impacts to consider while living well in Allegheny County
    • How to spread this understanding to your consumers/constituents and employees
  • 3rd Quarter: Healthy Eating on a Budget
    • Receive information on local resources for eating healthy on a budget
    • Learn unique ways to stretch a food budget for you, your consumers/constituents, and your employees
  • 4th Quarter: Allegheny County: Healthy for All
    • Get information on providing health and wellness opportunities for all populations

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

Resources

Health in All Policies

Health in All Policies is a collaborative approach to improving the health of all by considering the health implications of public policies across sectors. Live Well Allegheny focuses on the health factors that impact chronic disease: physical inactivity, poor nutrition, and tobacco use.
For more information, please visit the American Public Health Association website.

Please use the following guides to incorporate Health in All Policies into your organization:

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

2018

  • 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

2017

  • 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

2016

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