Overview
Our Health Our Voice"Our Health, Our Voice" is the ongoing theme of the Health Department's public outreach campaign to share key information and statistical data about our population’s health and well being.

The 2015 Plan for a Healthier Allegheny (PHA) PDF, opens in new window (rev. 5/29/15) — produced by the Allegheny County Health Department — is the product of months of collaborative work with an Advisory Coalition of more than 70 stakeholder organizations representing multiple sectors affecting health in Allegheny County. Using data collected through our Community Health Assessment (CHA) we have identified five critical priority areas with their own objectives, metrics and actionable strategies that can help us achieve improved health outcomes for our County.

2015 Plan for a Healthier Allegheny (Cover)Access - Identify and address gaps in and barriers to accessible and affordable, person-centered, high quality health care.

  • Access to Healthcare Services
  • Insurance
  • Transportation

Chronic Disease Health Risk Behaviors - Decrease preventable chronic disease by assuring access to resources, knowledge, and opportunities for residents to adopt healthy behaviors.

  • Obesity/Poor Nutrition
  • Physical Inactivity
  • Smoking/Tobacco 

Environment - To enhance quality of life by reducing pollution and other environmental hazards using coordinated, data-driven interventions.

  • Air Quality
  • Unconventional Oil and Gas Production (UOGP)
  • Water Quality

Mental Health and Substance Abuse - Reduce mortality and morbidity related to mental and substance use disorders.

  •  Depression
  •  Drug and Alcohol Use
  • Integration of Mental Health into Physical Health

 

Maternal and Child Health - Reduce morbidity and mortality, by improving the health and quality of life of women, infants, children, caretakers, and their families, especially in vulnerable communities.

  • Asthma
  • Breastfeeding
  • Infant Mortality
  • Low Birth Weight
  • Parental Support

Used together with health analysis tools, including the Allegheny Community Indicators and the Community Health Assessment Report, the 2015 Plan for a Healthier Allegheny is a guide for our County to improve health outcomes in several major categories over the next 3-5 years.

Community Meetings

Over the next few months, the Health Department will convene a series of meetings to introduce community members to the PHA, celebrate this collaborative accomplishment, and invite residents to participate in its implementation. The initial meetings include:

Monday, June 22, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Castle Shannon Library 
3677 Myrtle Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
(412) 563-4552

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Allegheny Intermediate Unit 
475 East Waterfront Drive
Homestead, PA 15120-1411

Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Baierl Family YMCA 
2565 Nicholson Road
Sewickley, PA  15143

Monday, July 27, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thelma Lovette YMCA 
2114 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15219

Related Links

News Release Introducing the "Plan for a Healthier County"

Community Health Assessment Report PDF, opens in new window

Allegheny Community Indicators (ACI)

Community Health Assessment Meetings Overview/Recap