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

May

  • Green Workplace Challenge Workshop: May 24th, 8-11am
    • Topic: Sustainability on a Budget
    • Hosted by Sustainable Pittsburgh
    • Location: Allegheny County Building, 1520 Penn Avenue
    • RSVP here
  • Mon Valley Workshop: May 31st, 6-8pm

June

  • Workplace Workshop: June 28th, 8:30-11am
    • Hosted by Live Well Allegheny (meeting agenda)
    • Location: Babb, Inc. – 850 Ridge Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    • Send RSVP to Erica Bryson at erica.bryson@alleghenycounty.us by June 21st

If your organization is interested in hosting a workshop or would like to suggest a workshop topic, please reach out to Erica Bryson at erica.bryson@alleghenycounty.us or (412) 247-7964.

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:

Interested in providing feedback to the Live Well Team? Please contact Erica Bryson at erica.bryson@alleghenycounty.us.

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

  • gtech Resilience Generation Resources (ReGen) program (June 2017)
  • 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

March

  • Restaurant Workshop: March 27th, 2-3:30pm
    • Hosted by Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants and Live Well Allegheny (presentation) (takeaways)
    • Guest Speakers: Megan & Molly Lindsey, Franktuary; Sonja Finn, Dinette; Nick Fischer, Fischer Nutrition
    • Location: Franktuary – 3810 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
  • Green Workplace Challenge Workshop: March 30th, 4-7:30pm

February

  • Champion School Meetup: February 13th at 3:30pm
    • Topic: Champion Schools programs & grant application
    • Hosted by Let’s Move Pittsburgh
    • Washington Elementary
      735 Washington Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15228
    • RSVP here
  • Challenge: BP Information Session, February 9th at 5pm
    • Hosted by Jesabel Rivera-Guerra, MPH, CHES from American Heart Association
    • Hosanna House, 4th Floor Conference Room
      807 Wallace Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
    • Free parking and refreshments provided
    • RSVP here

January 10, 2017

The first in-person Live Well Allegheny Learning Collaborative event – check out the meeting agenda and details below:

Bridges Restaurant & Lounge (our first Live Well Restaurant!)
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Meeting Objectives

Unite members to recognize the potential in their communities to achieve the goal of making Allegheny County the healthiest county.
Empower members with tools, resources, and success stories that they can use to encourage and enable healthy choices.
Ignite Live Well Allegheny leaders to be change makers in their communities.

Agenda

8:30-9:00am      Registration & Breakfast Served
9:00-10:00am     Session #1: Setting the Stage

  • Introduction, Dr. Karen Hacker
  • Health in All Policies Presentation
  • Personal Testimony, Chris Edmonds from #ATU

10:00-11:00am   Session #2: How are We Living Well Today?

  • Live Well Allegheny Participant Panel

11:00-12:00pm   Session #3: Living Well into the Future

  • Activity 1: In a learning collaborative, I value…
  • Activity 2: Future Cover Story
  • Wrap Up & Networking Opportunity                           

Please check out themes from the event! 

May 9, 2016

Our first meeting of the Learning Collaborative was a webinar featuring an introduction to the campaign, Live Well Allegheny at a glance, a website video tutorial, and presentations from some of our partners. The partner presentations included Andrea Iglar of Live Well South Fayette, Chris West of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, and Anne Marie Kuchera & Jodi Krall of Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh