Public Health & Wellness


Maps, charts, and data provided by CDC, updates Mon-Fri by 8 pm ET

  • Symptoms
  • International Travel
  • If You Were Exposed
  • If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone

Free N95® respirators, a type of high-quality mask, may be available from the federal government through pharmacies, local health clinics, community support agencies, and organizations.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. Get answers to frequently asked questions and bust myths about vaccines.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Diabetes Education Toolkit

For people with mental health conditions + diabetes/pre-diabetes

Who can use this online resource?

  • This online toolkit is for people who have a mental health condition, their medical and behavioral health care providers, supporters, and other caregivers.
  • If you’re a peer or non-peer behavioral health care provider new to diabetes, this will give you the knowledge you need to educate the people you serve.
  • If you have diabetes, you can use the toolkit to learn how to better manage your health and mental health.
  • If you’re a primary care provider, you can use materials from the toolkit to better educate your patients and become more knowledgeable about the intersection of mental health and diabetes.

How can I properly dispose of syringes
and expired or unneeded drugs? 

Permanent Prescription Drop-off Boxes
in Beaver County

Drugs of Abuse
A DEA Resource Guide, 2020 edition

This comprehensive product contains a host of information useful to various disciplines within the public and private sectors, such as:

  • Overview of the federal Controlled Substances Act, including details on the drug scheduling process, definitions of each federal drug schedule, and regulations to enable a closed system of distribution for controlled substances
  • Lists of controlled substances by drug schedule
  • Descriptions of classes of controlled substances, such as narcotics, stimulants, depressants, steroids, cannabis, inhalants, designer drugs, and synthetic opioids, among others; along with in-depth descriptions of the most significant sub-classes and drugs of abuse under each class
  • Information on federal prevention programs and other anti-drug organizations

This resource can be widely shared among counterparts with a vested interest.

Central Outreach Wellness Center
Beaver County Location

Central Outreach Wellness Center is the largest medical center in Western PA that specializes in culturally competent care for the LGBT community. Its mission is to promote wellness by focusing on a patient’s whole self in a judgment-free environment.

Central Outreach Wellness Center
2360 Hospital Drive, Upper Ste. 1
Aliquippa, PA  15001


“Inclusive healthcare with dignity and respect” 

What You Need to Know About Quitting Smoking

Advice from the Surgeon General

Read the Surgeon General’s Full Report (2020)

Resources for Cessation Support

NAMI: Smoking and Mental Illness
“About 18 million people with mental illness currently use tobacco products, and adults with mental illness use cigarettes at higher rates than those without a mental illness.”

Cessation Classes and Free Educational Materials
Keystone Wellness Programs (KWP) is contracted to provide both virtual and in-person support to those who are ready to quit. KWP can also provide brochures, pamphlets, etc. containing valuable nicotine education to the community.

Beacon Health Options
For Members: Tobacco Cessation

For Providers:

The PA Free Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW) is a telephone-based tobacco cessation counseling service offering free coaching … with no judgment. There are special programs for pregnant and postpartum women, youth tobacco and vaping cessation programs, and a specially designed protocol specifically for the Native American population.

Quitlogix Training
Free training for professionals on how to refer their clients or patients to the PA Free Quitline for counseling, free nicotine replacement therapy, and motivational support to quit nicotine

My Life My Quit
A free and confidential service for young adults who want help quitting all forms of tobacco including vaping.

Managing Nicotine Withdrawal
Nicotine withdrawal is different for every smoker. Every smoker feels different during withdrawal. Learn how to manage your symptoms and cravings.

Take Good Care of Your Teeth & Gums!

From more research on these diseases, we see that chronic gum disease can have a disastrous effect on the body.

The mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body. It is impossible to have a healthy body with an unhealthy mouth.

Bacteria from gum disease can spread throughout the body, potentially worsening major health problems. To keep your whole body healthy, see your dentist regularly and take great care of your teeth at home.

Gum Disease and Overall Health

A chronically unhealthy mouth affects the rest of the body.

Many people assume that what happens in the mouth doesn’t affect your overall health. This may be due to the separation between dentistry and traditional medicine. 

We currently continue to learn more about the role of chronic inflammation in diseases like:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Alzheimer’s

Did you know that there is a possible link between Alzheimer’s Disease and Gum Disease?

Learn more: Alzheimer’s and Gum Disease

Also from, Oral Care Tips for Dementia Caregivers explains how dementia affects oral health and the importance of a caregivers’ responsibility to mind the patient’s oral health, mental health, and personal hygiene.

Learn more about Common Dental Conditions and Treatments at