The campaign to make Allegheny County the healthiest county in the nation continues to grow! On July 29th, Homestead and Versailles Boroughs were formally designated as Live Well Allegheny Communities at Homestead’s Community Day. Welcome!
August is National Immunization Month. Adults often think vaccines are just for babies. Take this Adult Vaccine Quiz to find out if you’re missing any vaccinations. Questions about immunization requirements in Allegheny County? Contact #ACHD’s Immunization Clinic.
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.
Karen Hacker, MD, MPH
Director, Allegheny County Health Department
Check out the latest Live Well Story! Sharpsburg Borough passed a Complete Streets resolution – find out the details and the why by visiting our website to read more.
Interested in highlighting a health initiative in your organization? Please reach out to Marie Fontelo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Are you on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram? Add your social media posts to the Live Well Allegheny campaign by using our hashtag #howdoyoulivewell
Do you know someone working in tobacco prevention and cessation who deserves to be recognized? Nominate them for the Tobacco Free Advocate of the Year award! This award is presented during Allegheny Quits for Life, Smoking Cessation Awareness Week in November.
Run to support Live Well Allegheny partner, Friends of the River Front, on August 12th! The Friends of the Riverfront Trail Run hosted by P3R and the Steel City Road Runners will celebrate the Three Rivers Heritage Trail and its benefit to the running community. Distances offered include 15K, 10K, 5K, and 2-miles.
What’s Happening in Public Health
Policy Link, Reinvestment Fund, and the Food Trust just launched a new website as a resource for food access. The Healthy Food Access Portal harnesses a vast array of data and information to support the successful planning and implementation of policies, programs, and projects for advocates, entrepreneurs, and stakeholders to improve access to healthy foods in low-income communities and communities of color.
Local health departments are using a set of strategic practices to confront the power imbalances and forms of oppression at the root of health inequities, change the conversation about what creates health equity, develop leadership and support innovation, and build a movement for health equity
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: http://www.livewellallegheny.com/about-us/live-well-allegheny-participants/partner-materials/.
We now have 48 communities, 12 school districts, 167 community partners, 40 restaurants, and 12 workplaces united in our efforts!