Welcome to the new members of Live Well Allegheny!
The campaign to make Allegheny County the healthiest county in the nation continues to grow! On June 8th, Deer Lakes School District was formally designated as a Live Well Allegheny School at its 8th Annual Employee Health and Wellness Fair. Additionally, North Versailles Township has become the latest Live Well Allegheny Community.
Healthy eating is a big of Live Well Allegheny. Interested in incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your meals? Check out the USDA’s Seasonal Produce Guide.
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
The PA Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA PA) wants to know which aspects of your community could be improved. Let them know how they can make your community healthier by taking a brief survey.
For more information, please contact Justin Dula, Healthy Communities Task Force Project Manager at 610-891-5219 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Connections is a program created and supported by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, aimed at strengthening an umbrella of services and supports to encourage exercise and recreational opportunities for seniors living in our communities.
Venture Outdoors Again will feature beginner-friendly outdoor experiences to individuals (ages 50+) who would like to become more active. The weekly outings include 1.5 – 2 hour walks and bike rides that are held in Frick Park and South Park.
Please join Innovative Wellness Solutions, a Live Well Allegheny Community Partner on August 29-30 for a DPP Group Lifestyle Balance™ program workshop. This training is designed to provide attendees with the background, information, and skills necessary to conduct the healthy lifestyle change program in a wide variety of health care and community settings.
For more information, please contact Dr. Kaye Kramer at email@example.com.
What’s Happening in Public Health
LiveHealthyPA is collecting Healthy Living Practices from across Pennsylvania to provide readers with potential resources and ideas for improving health outcomes. This resource allows organizations and communities to learn of successful practices or innovations in other places, so these practices can be adapted effectively. Check out the resources here: http://livehealthypa.com/.
The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) recently shared a new health disparities data widget. The widget provides an easy way to find health disparities data related to the Healthy People 2020 objectives for the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs). LHIs are critical health issues that when addressed will help reduce the leading causes of death and preventable illnesses.
A survey conducted Penn State found that 73% of adults across consider parks, trails and open space to be a critical part of the health care system. This belief was widespread across a variety of different demographic groups including age, race and income status. Results demonstrate the potential for parks and recreation to be an innovative approach to improving public health.
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 46 communities, 12 school districts, 162 community partners, 40 restaurants, and 12 workplaces united in our efforts!