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 Health    September 16, 2014

Health Department influenza now clinic open in Oakland

The Allegheny County Health Department has opened its influenza vaccination clinic at 3441 Forbes Avenue, Oakland. The clinic will offer influenza vaccine, while supplies last, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and...

 
 Health    September 9, 2014

Mayor reminds parents of free health care enrollment resource for children

Mayor William Peduto’s Healthy Together enrollment campaign, made possible through a $200,000 grant from the National League of Cities (NLC), partnered last week with the United Way of Allegheny County and Ready Freddy to reach families at...

 
 Health    August 12, 2014

Free cataract, eye screening at LifeSpan

LifeSpan’s Knoxville Community Resource Center is hosting a Free Eye and Cataract Screening conducted by the Cataract & Laser Institute of Pennsylvania on Friday, Sept. 19, at 10 a.m. This event is sponsored by the Central Elizabeth Lions Club....

 
 Health    August 12, 2014

WIC families urged to redeem checks

As National Farmers Market Week is celebrated August 3 – 9, the Allegheny County Health Department is reminding WIC families checks for the Pennsylvania Farmers Market Nutrition Program are still available, while supplies last, and must be used bef...

 
 Health    August 5, 2014

WIC increases limits

The Allegheny County Health Department has announced income limits for its Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Food and Nutrition Program increased on July 1. The income limits, based on family size, went up by 1.2 percent to 1.5 percent....

 
 Health    June 3, 2014

WIC families to get produce checks

The Allegheny County Health Department is offering free produce through the Pennsylvania Farmers Market Nutrition Program again this summer as part of its Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Food Program. Women who are pregnant,...

 
 Health    May 20, 2014

Comment on Health Dept. restaurant grading plan

The Allegheny County Board of Health is seeking public comments on a proposed restaurant grading plan and revisions to the Health Department’s food safety regulations. The comment period runs for 30 days, ending June 12. The restaurant grading...

 
 Health    April 8, 2014

UPMC collecting expired drugs on Take Back Day

Public is invited to turn in their unused, unwanted and expired medications for safe disposal during Take Back Drugs Day at a number of UPMC facilities on Friday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop-off prescription medications including both contro...

 
 Health    March 4, 2014

Special need registry launched to assist responders

Allegheny County has launched an online Special Needs Registry that allows residents with physical, mental health or intellectual disabilities to provide information to the Department of Emergency Services. The voluntary information may then be...

 
 Health    March 4, 2014

Health Dept. schedules food safety certification

The Allegheny County Health Department has scheduled the next food protection certification courses for food industry workers. The two-day course will be offered March 14 and 21 at Allegheny General Hospital on the North Side; April 7 and 14 at UPMC...

 
 Health    February 11, 2014

Study aims to improve services for county youth

The Allegheny County Health Department, in partnership with several other community organizations, is sponsoring the Healthy Allegheny Teen Survey (HATS), a countywide research study of adolescents 14 to 19 years of age. The voluntary survey started...

 
 Health    February 11, 2014

National Black HIV/Aids Awareness Day, testing outreach continued through Feb. 14

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, and the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force observed National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which focuses on education, testing and treatment. “National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is so critical in the fight to make...

 
 Health    January 28, 2014

Healthy Body, Healthy Planet workshops in So. Side, the Hill

Free Healthy Body, Healthy Planet Workshops will be presented by the Pennsylvania Resources Council with support of the National Nursing Center Consortium The Healthy Body Workshops are designed to heighten awareness and encourage action around the...

 
 Health    January 14, 2014

Breathe PA offers free breathing masks

Breathe Pennsylvania, a non-profit organization that helps the residents of southwestern Pennsylvania achieve and maintain optimal lung health, is offering free cold weather masks to residents within their 10-county service area of Allegheny,...

 
 Health    January 7, 2014

Tips and information for dealing with the extreme cold weather

With extreme cold weather in the forecast in the coming days, the Allegheny Departments of Emergency Services, Human Services and Health offer the following tips and information on how to prepare for the extreme cold, deal with it once here, and...

 
 Health    December 31, 2013

Mercy offering program for faith community nursing

The Mercy Parish Nurse and Health Ministry Program, part of Pittsburgh Mercy Health System and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, will host “Foundations of Faith Community Nursing,” a basic preparation course for faith community nurses and...

 
 Health    November 19, 2013

WIC families urged to use checks for free produce

The Allegheny County Health Department is reminding WIC families that checks for the Pennsylvania Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program expire on November 30. WIC families are encouraged to take full advantage of the program and redeem all their...

 
 Health    October 15, 2013

Health Department to resume routine TB screenings October 15

Starting Tuesday, Oct. 15, the Allegheny County Health Department will resume routine tuberculosis screenings. The screenings were suspended in March due to a shortage of the solution used to administer the TB skin test, but the supply has now...

 
 Health    September 24, 2013

WIC program to change infant formula

The Pennsylvania Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental food and nutrition program is changing its standard contract infant formula. Under a new contract, WIC will offer the Similac and Isomil brands made by Ross instead of Nestle’s Gerber...

 
 Health    September 17, 2013

WIC families urged to get checks for free produce

The Allegheny County Health Department is reminding WIC families that checks for the Pennsylvania Farmers Market Nutrition Program are available until September 30 while supplies last and must be used before they expire November 30. Pregnant,...

 
 Health    September 17, 2013

Food safety certification course scheduled in S.S.

The Allegheny County Health Department recently released its fall schedule of food protection certification courses for food industry workers. The two-day course will be offered October 3 and 10 at Sokol Club on South Side; October 15 and 22 at Green...

 
 Health    September 10, 2013

Health Dept. opens its influenza clinic

The Allegheny County Health Department has opened its influenza vaccination clinic at 3441 Forbes Avenue, Oakland. The clinic will offer influenza vaccine, while supplies last, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and...

 
 Health    August 27, 2013

Health Department urges everyone to report any contact with bats

Because of a steady increase in rabies cases involving bats, the Allegheny County Health Department is urging local residents to report all bat encounters, even if they’re not sure they’ve been bitten or otherwise exposed to the animal’s saliva...

 
 Health    August 20, 2013

Wheatley issues save the date for Health, Wellness weekend

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, will host a Health and Wellness Weekend Sept. 13-15, with an array of interactive events designed to increase health awareness and motivate participants to live an active, sustainable and healthier lifestyle....

 
 Health    August 20, 2013

Faith Community Nurse Preparation course

The Mercy Parish Nurse and Health Ministry Program, part of the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, announces the fall 2013 dates for its Faith Community Nurse Preparation Course. The four-day, 34-credit course,...

 

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