Track 5 - Healthy Populations and Communities (Chronic Disease

Infectious Disease & Resilience)

Sharing Session - 60 Minutes

C8 - Combining Big Data, Strategy, and Implementation for an Innovative Community Health Collaboration Addressing the Leading Cause of Death in Allegheny County (PA)

Wednesday, July 11
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Location: St. Charles

Presenters from the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) and American Heart Association for the Greater Pittsburgh Region (AHA) will describe an innovative community health collaboration that highlights best practices from both organizations to impact overall health disparities in Allegheny County as it relates to cardiovascular health. This collaboration is presented as a model partnership, with the goal of reaching 60 underserved communities around Allegheny County. This model can be replicated in other jurisdictions using the best practices developed, including interventions in workplace, community, and family support community settings. The director of Community Health for the AHA and manager for the Chronic Disease Prevention program at ACHD will provide details about all phases of collaboration including data collection, strategy, implementation, and overcoming challenges.
The audience will learn about partnership best practices between a national organization and a local health department, overcoming logistic challenges, and how to leap on comprehensive strategies to address social determinants of health.

Keywords

Partnerships & Collaborations, Chronic Disease, Social Determinants of Health

Hannah E. Hardy, MPA

Manager, Chronic Disease Prevention Program
Allegheny County Health Department

Hannah E. Hardy is the Manager for the Chronic Disease Prevention Program at the Allegheny County Health Department. In her current role Hannah is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the countywide health and wellness campaign called Live Well Allegheny and all of the programs and activities of the Chronic Disease Prevention Program including the Traffic Safety Education Project. In her previous position she was the Director of Operations and Programming for Let’s Move Pittsburgh based at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Hannah has a 17-year career working in a mixture of both non-profit and local government positions in the areas of community development, public health and the environment. She currently serves on the board of Tobacco Free Allegheny, The Vintage Center for Active Adults, Friends of the Riverfront and the Steering Committee of the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council.

Hannah received her Master in Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public & International Affairs and a Bachelor Degree from Miami University of Ohio. She lives in the City of Pittsburgh with her husband and two sons.

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Hannah E. Hardy, MPA

Manager, Chronic Disease Prevention Program
Allegheny County Health Department

Hannah E. Hardy is the Manager for the Chronic Disease Prevention Program at the Allegheny County Health Department. In her current role Hannah is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the countywide health and wellness campaign called Live Well Allegheny and all of the programs and activities of the Chronic Disease Prevention Program including the Traffic Safety Education Project. In her previous position she was the Director of Operations and Programming for Let’s Move Pittsburgh based at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Hannah has a 17-year career working in a mixture of both non-profit and local government positions in the areas of community development, public health and the environment. She currently serves on the board of Tobacco Free Allegheny, The Vintage Center for Active Adults, Friends of the Riverfront and the Steering Committee of the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council.

Hannah received her Master in Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public & International Affairs and a Bachelor Degree from Miami University of Ohio. She lives in the City of Pittsburgh with her husband and two sons.

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Jesabel I. Rivera-Guerra, MPH, CHES

Director, Community Health
American Heart Association, Greater Pittsburgh Region

Jesabel Rivera-Guerra was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised by her community-active grandmother who taught her the importance of elevating the voice of the people. Jesabel completed her undergraduate studies from the University of Puerto Rico in 2010 and a master’s in public health (MPH) at the University of Pittsburgh, where she graduated on 2013.
While doing her MPH she got elected as President of the Latin American Cultural Union (LACU’s); an organization founded in 1986 to promote, preserve and enrich the Latino cultures in Western Pennsylvania, where she was president until October 2016.
During her presidency, she worked on a three-year project called The New Face of LACU: Collaboration, Culture and Integration, promoting the collaboration within the new and existing Latino-serving organizations to better provide services, resources and cultural events to the Latino community here. This work also elevated visibility and cultural humility about Latino cultures.
Due to her work with promoting the Latino cultures in the region, she was recognized by the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Region with a Racial Justice Award in 2016. Jesabel continues to work on social justice and health equity by helps and mentoring other community leaders to implement their ideas and projects, as well as to mentor undergrad and grad students of color.
Everywhere she goes, she brings expertise in community mobilizing, program development and evaluation. She brings people together with her contagious passion to achieve health equity and to build a more culturally humble world.
Currently, Jesabel is Community Health Director for the American Heart Association – Greater Pittsburgh Region. Her role is to create strategies to improve heart health, by improving social determinants of health and building collective impact.

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