This is one of our Live Well Allegheny e-updates. Please find the following 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/?page_id=897#.VdIq6flVhHw.
Live Well Allegheny Mon Valley
The Allegheny County Health Department received a two-year grant from the Jefferson Regional Foundation to launch the Live Well Allegheny Mon Valley Initiative. Learn more about this focused initiative at http://www.achd.net/pr/pubs/2015release/091415_monvalley.html.
Allegheny Quits for Life, Smoking Cessation Week November 15th-21st
Allegheny County is quitting smoking for life! November 15 through the 21st is the first ever Allegheny Quits for Life Smoking Cessation Awareness Week. Join Live Well Allegheny, Tobacco Free Allegheny and the Allegheny County Health Department by hosting a smoking cessation event, promoting Allegheny Quits for Life within your organization or community and on social media, and lending your logo to partner documents and public communications. Indicate your willingness to participate by completing and returning the attached partner form. You can learn about the week’s events and plans at http://www.tobaccofreeallegheny.org/AlleghenyQuitsforLife.asp.
How do you live well?
Live Well Allegheny is asking residents to share their healthy lifestyle habits on social media during the How Do You Live Well? campaign. Allegheny County residents are encouraged to share tips or success stories on healthy living by posting videos, tweeting ideas and sharing stories using #howdoyoulivewell via social media. For campaign resources you can use for #howdoyoulivewell, please check out the partner resource page: http://www.livewellallegheny.com/?page_id=897#.VdIq6flVhHw
Active Transportation Grants
The Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County (RAAC), in partnership with the Allegheny County Health Department, is providing funding to communities through a new grant program known as the Active Allegheny Grant Program (AAGP). The purpose of the AAGP is to provide financial assistance to communities to develop plans and design transportation projects that will, when implemented, increase residents’ opportunities for physical activity and provide connections to important local destinations and transportation systems. If you are interested in more information please contact Ann Ogoreuc, 412-350-4549.
Champion Schools Grants
Live Well Allegheny Partner, Let’s Move Pittsburgh has released the application for the Let’s Move Pittsburgh Champion Schools Award. Applicants may apply for one of two grant opportunities: the Champion Schools Seed Grant and the Champion Schools Awards. Learn more and apply at http://letsmovepittsburgh.org/champion. The deadline is Friday, November 6, 2015.
Open Streets Brentwood
Join Live Well Allegheny community, Brentwood Borough, for Open Streets Brentwood! On Saturday, October 17 from 9 am-1 pm, 1.3 miles of Brownsville Road will be closed to automobile traffic and transformed into an open space where people of all ages can walk, bike, skate, dance, shop, socialize and participate in activities. Learn more at http://www.economicdevelopmentsouth.org/eds-areas-2/open-streets-brentwood-2015/ and hit the streets for #OpenBrentwood.
What’s Happening in Public Health
Step it up!
Step It Up is the Surgeon General’s call to action to promote walking and walkable communities. The call to action aims to get Americans walking and wheelchair rolling to help prevent and reduce their risk of chronic disease and premature death. Join Live Well Allegheny to help educate, engage, and empower the people of Allegheny County through walking with some of the many resources available through the Step It Up! program. Everyone can help make our communities more walkable. Learn more at http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/calls/walking-and-walkable-communities/index.html.
America Walks webinar
Join America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative for a free webinar, the first part in an exciting new initiative to bring together local advocates, federal agencies and our network to grow the work being done to make America a great place to walk! Register for the October 15th 3pm-4pm webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7955376014742529025.