Health & Human Services

 

Health Department

Health Department LogoThe Allegheny County Health Department works to maintain and improve the health of every citizen of Allegheny County, promoting healthy lifestyles throughout every stage of life and protecting our air, water, food and the environments where we live, work and play.

The Health Department offers programs and services designed to promote individual and community wellness; prevent illness, injury, disability and premature death; and protect people from the harmful effects of chemical, biological and physical hazards within the environment.

Programs and services are available in the following areas: air quality; Americorps/Pittsburgh Health Corps Programs; childhood lead poisoning prevention; chronic disease prevention; emergency management; food safety; housing and community environment; infectious diseases; injury prevention; maternal and child health; pediatric dental health; plumbing; public drinking water; recycling; sexually transmitted diseases/HIV/AIDS; solid waste management; tuberculosis; water pollution control; and WIC food and nutrition.

 

Department of Human Services

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The Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) is responsible for providing and administering publicly funded human services to Allegheny County residents. DHS is dedicated to meeting these human services needs, most particularly for the county's most vulnerable populations, through an extensive range of prevention, early intervention, crisis management and after-care services.

DHS provides a wide range of services, including services for the elderly; mental health and drug and alcohol services (includes 24-hour crisis counseling); child protective services; at-risk child development and education; hunger services; emergency shelters and housing for the homeless; energy assistance; non-emergency medical transportation; job training and placement for youth and adults; and services for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

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