PRESS RELEASES

Office of Community Health and Safety Launches New Website

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 12, 2021) The City of Pittsburgh’s newest office, the Office of Community Health and Safety (OCH&S), has launched a new website with information and interactive tools focused on people-centered programs, equity, justice and harm reduction that address individuals’ health and safety needs.  

OCH&S is developing programs guided by evidence-based practices and community input. This includes hiring social workers, outreach workers and other professionals who can assist individuals and first responders in situations that require longer-term support like those involving mental and behavioral health conditions, homelessness and substance use.  

OCH&S’ new website includes:  

  • Social service navigation information and additional resources  
  • Nationally-recognized Opioid Overdose Dashboard used to identify and address trends in overdose prevention and harm reduction strategies  
  • Job postings for open OCH&S positions  
  • Information about the Neighborhood Health and Safety Academy  
  • Public Service Announcements (PSAs), such as this latest one about the heightened risk of fentanyl exposure and overdose risk for people who use drugs 

The website can be found here and additional questions can be directed to ochspgh@pittsburghpa.gov. 

Published

08.12.2021

Contacts

Molly Onufer
Communications Director
Mayor's Office
412-579-8534
molly.onufer@pittsburghpa.gov
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