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File #: 2020-0864    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 10/30/2020 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 11/2/2020 Final action: 11/17/2020
Enactment date: 11/17/2020 Enactment #: 38
Effective date: 11/19/2020    
Title: Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title One, Administrative, Article III, Organization, Chapter 116, Department of Public Safety, by adding a new section, ? 116.15, Office of Community Services and Violence Prevention.
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 01 - ADMINISTRATIVE
Title
Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title One, Administrative, Article III, Organization, Chapter 116, Department of Public Safety, by adding a new section, ? 116.15, Office of Community Services and Violence Prevention.

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Whereas, various public health crises, including institutional racism and the spread of COVID-19 are creating havoc in our daily lives by distressing our communities, workplaces, and our governments' ability to protect and prioritize the health of the public in general and people of color in particular; and,

Whereas, with any public health crisis, the strategy and response must address the current realities as well as prepare for additional challenges in the future; and,

Whereas, across the United States, cities and states are establishing task forces, response teams, and oversight entities to guide communities through current public health crisis by reviewing data, developing recommendations and strategies to address current and future health disparities; and,

Whereas, a public health approach to public safety includes addressing the total needs of the people and their communities; and,

Whereas, promoting the health of distressed populations requires the use of the social determinants of health and collaborations with community, social services and public health agencies; and,

Whereas, community health needs assessments can provide the impetus for a holistic approach to monitor and support the important social determinants of health; and,

Whereas, a public health approach focused on effectively targeting interventions is an effective use of resources since they match needs with services; and,

Whereas, modern public health practitioners are merging community needs identification and intervention with the social worker's priority of supplying the needs of the individual; and,

Whereas, the City of Pittsburgh recognizes the history of racism in our country and how it has led to many current-day dispari...

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