Live Well Allegheny, launched in January 2013, is an innovative initiative to improve the health and wellness of county residents. By increasing physical activity, eating healthy, and managing your own health, you and your family and friends can live healthier and happier lives.
In November 2014, the Town of McCandless pledged to promote participation in a voluntary wellness campaign, share information on wellness events with the broader community, and to provide health and wellness information to employees and residents in traditional ways as well as through electronic media.
As of June 2015, Live Well Allegheny has 52 partner organizations, 12 municipalities, and two school districts committed to helping Allegheny County live well. The program received a one-year grant to address food access, physical activity opportunities, and data monitoring. This exciting funding opportunity will help the campaign grow.
The Allegheny County Health Department recently released the Plan for a Healthier Allegheny. The Plan highlights five key areas, with objectives, metrics, and strategies to improve health outcomes in Allegheny County in the next 3–5 years.
Progress of health indicators can be found on the Allegheny County Health Department website.