Health Department

The Allegheny County Health Department's (ACHD) mission is to protect, promote, and preserve the health and well-being of all Allegheny County residents, particularly the most vulnerable. ACHD strives daily to assure quality public health services to more than 1.2 million residents. In September of 2017, ACHD became a nationally accredited public health department. Read the press release(PDF, 168KB).

Great progress has been made to improve the health of the county; however, there is still much to be done to make Allegheny County the healthiest county in the nation. The county continues to face many challenges, including air quality, smoking, obesity, lead exposure, chronic disease, and drug overdoses. ACHD's Plan for a Healthier Allegheny (PHA) highlights important issues and brings together stakeholders across multiple sectors to address Allegheny County's top priorities. The PHA sets the stage for health improvement. ACHD strives to support healthy behaviors, improve environmental health and build a culture of health in all 130 municipalities in the county.

Community Indicators

Explore the Allegheny County Community Health Indicators, which can be filtered by category.