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Healthy Neighborhoods Celebration & Award Ceremony

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2019 Awards through Friday, August 2nd. Submit your nomination today–it only takes 5 minutes!

Using Neighborhood Allies’ Healthy Neighborhoods Framework as the inspiration, the Healthy Neighborhoods Celebration & Award Ceremony, honors and celebrates examples of exemplary work in the following categories–Market Confidence, Quality of Life, Neighborhood Image, Community Ownership, Equitable Development, and Ally of the Year.

This annual event brings together our unique network of allies, ranging from local residents, to nonprofit professionals, to artists and executives to honor and lift up the people and organizations who are working hard every day to build healthy neighborhoods across Pittsburgh. Each year, six awards are given, each accompanied by a short video, highlighting the awardees work and how they are contributing to building Healthy Neighborhoods. We are currently accepting nominations for the 2019 Awards through Friday, August 2nd. Submit your nomination today–it only takes 5 minutes!

Award Category Descriptions:

  1. Market Confidence: Neighborhoods with market confidence have a strong housing market for all income levels and a thriving business district that contributes to rising housing values and residential sales prices. The community manages market forces to prevent displacement of people and local businesses and the neighborhood is a place where people want to live and invest time, resources and capital.
  2. Quality of Life: Neighborhoods that have a high quality of life are places where residents are able to access the larger economy and quality neighborhood amenities. They are able to build assets, accumulate wealth and connect to economic opportunities and their neighborhood is safe and the environment and social determinants of health positively impact the well-being of families and neighbors.
  3. Neighborhood Image: Neighborhoods with a celebrated image are places that are visually appealing and desirable to all, celebrating neighborhood pride and attracting new people and investment while retaining new and long-term residents.
  4. Community Ownership: Neighborhoods with community ownership have residents, small business owners, community organizations and institutions serving as active participants and key decision-makers in neighborhood revitalization projects. Local residents and leaders have the capacity and community power to create positive change and shape the future of their neighborhood.
  5. Equitable Development: A neighborhood that prioritizes equity is one where everyone participates in and benefits from the region’s economic transformation — especially low-income residents, communities of color, immigrants, and other at risk of being left behind. Equitable development requires an intentional focus on eliminating racial inequities and barriers and making investments that yield healthy, safe and opportunity-rich neighborhoods that reflect their culture.

2018 Awardee Videos

2017 Awardee Highlights

For more information or if you have questions about tickets, sponsorship opportunities or the nomination process, email Talia DePasquale at

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