Welcome to the new members of Live Well Allegheny!
The campaign to make Allegheny County the healthiest county in the nation continues to grow! In August we designated Mount Oliver Borough as our newest Live Well Allegheny Community, and Elizabeth Forward School District as our newest Live Well Allegheny School. Three restaurants, Nine on Nine, Legacy Café LLC, and Kimberlee Ashlee Catering, also joined us as Live Well Allegheny Restaurants. We welcomed PITT OHIO and TCV Community Services to the campaign as Live Well Allegheny Workplaces.
There is still time to join the SparkPittsburgh Company Step Challenge taking place Sept 1-Oct 15. County Executive Rich Fitzgerald helped to kick off this event with Babb Inc., Innovative Wellness Solutions and WTAE. Get a team together and get stepping!
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. In Allegheny County 31.9% of students in Grades K-6 are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts children at a risk for health problems and chronic diseases. It is crucial that we make a difference for our kids by spreading the word and working to improve childhood obesity in Allegheny County.
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. As always, additional resources are available to you on the partner resources page of the web site.
Karen Hacker, MD, MPH
Director, Allegheny County Health Department
Check out the latest Live Well Story! Residents in West Homestead ice skated in August!
Please visit our website to read more.
Interested in highlighting a health initiative in your organization? Please reach out to Kristen Rodack (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Live Well Allegheny and Tobacco Free Allegheny are teaming up for Allegheny Quits For Life November 13-18! Partner with us to reduce smoking in Allegheny County.
For more information about events and how to get involved:
Calling all foodies! Come out to the Homewood Good Food Festival on September 9th hosted by Live Well Allegheny partner Phipps Conservatory. The free event will be a day of food and fun for the whole family!
As part of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Healthy Blood Pressure for All effort, the AHA is looking to collaborate with partners to impact 60 communities in Allegheny County targeting underserved areas in the region.
Information sessions will be offered for you to learn more about the program and how your organization can get involved!
What’s Happening in Public Health
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. In the United States 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity can lead to serious health problems for children like high blood pressure and type II diabetes.
Childhood obesity can be prevented. By working within our communities we can work to ensure that all children have opportunities to eat healthier and get active!
Want to make a difference in Childhood Obesity this month? Follow this link for a toolkit that can help with ideas on how to take action:
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 49 communities, 13 school districts, 167 community partners, 41 restaurants, and 13 workplaces united in our efforts!