The Allegheny County Health Department’s (ACHD) vision is a vibrant County with healthy people enjoying healthy lives. ACHD’s mission is to protect, promote and preserve the public health of the 1.2 million people who live, work and play within the County's diverse communities.
The Chronic Disease Prevention (CDP) Program at ACHD works to improve the quality of life of Allegheny County residents by enabling them to prevent, detect, delay and/or manage heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer. In addition, the Chronic Disease Prevention Program tracks trends in illnesses and death in Allegheny County residents from these major diseases using information from death certificates, hospital discharge data, and the Allegheny County behavioral risk factor surveillance survey. The program has expanded to address school health and health inequities in a coordinated effort across the Health Department.