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A Letter to
The Allegheny County Board of Health  

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) plays a vital role in ensuring the health and well-being of our community.

From food safety to housing, air quality, and chronic disease, ACHD's work covers many critical areas. However, persistent geographical and racial disparities in exposure to health threats and outcomes demand urgent action.

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Proven track record in public health and social determinants of health approach. 


Commitment to addressing health disparities urgently, across various dimensions. 


Experience in implementing policies and programs to tackle climate change's impact on public health. 


Emphasis on transparency, accountability, and public participation; creating space for community decision-making. 


Building long-term, transformational relationships with communities. 


Prioritizing health, security, safety, and well-being over profit. 

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Our Priorities for the Health Director 

Achieving health equity is crucial, and the new Health Director can lead us towards a secure and thriving future. We believe the next ACHD Director should possess key qualifications and prioritize the following: 

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