Elevated Levels of Flea-Borne Typhus

Posted on October 5, 2018 in ,

The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is reporting epidemic levels of typhus fever this year. Typhus fever is a disease spread to humans by infected fleas. In 2018, 20 Pasadena residents have been confirmed to have typhus fever, well above the expected one to five cases per year. Flea-borne typhus, also known as murine or… Read More »

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Public Invited to Healthy Retail Market Celebrations

Posted on September 19, 2018 in ,

The public is invited to celebrate two neighborhood stores that demonstrate local commitment to providing affordable and healthier food options. The Corner Market and Los Robles Market are the first two stores in Pasadena to receive the Healthy Retail Program Mini-Grant. The grant allowed each small business to undergo physical improvements, including the purchase of… Read More »

2018 Community Flu Clinics

Posted on September 10, 2018 in ,

The Pasadena Public Health Department is offering seasonal influenza vaccine for FREE at several community centers and libraries! Wednesday, October 17, 2018 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Villa Parke Community Center (363 E. Villa Street, Pasadena, CA 91101) Thursday, October 18, 2018 2:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. Santa Catalina Library (999 E. Washington Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91104) Wednesday, October… Read More »

Crisis Text Line Services Now Available

Posted on July 27, 2018 in ,

The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has partnered with the Crisis Text Line to bring awareness around emotional well-being and mental health. Crisis Text Line is a national not-for-profit agency providing free, 24/7 crisis support via text messages.  Trained counselors help bring individuals experiencing crisis to a calmer state of mind and help create a… Read More »

Record Breaking Heat Expected Later This Week

Posted on July 26, 2018 in

WAYS TO BEAT THE RECORD BREAKING HEAT EXPECTED LATER THIS WEEK   PASADENA, Calif.—Now is the time to prepare for what weather officials predict to be record breaking, triple-digit heat for parts of Southern California later in the week.  The City wishes to remind everyone to take precautions against the heat and stay connected to… Read More »

Cannabis Health Education Campaign

Posted on May 7, 2018 in

The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has launched a campaign to inform the public about the health effects of cannabis, commonly known as marijuana. The goal of the local educational campaign is to raise awareness about the health effects of cannabis use and the legal consequences of cannabis consumption while driving which can impair driving… Read More »

Public Health Week – 125 Years of Pasadena Public Health

Posted on March 26, 2018 in

The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) invites the public to participate in local National Public Health Week events from April 2-6, 2018, including a 125th anniversary celebration. Following a proclamation from the Mayor and City Council on March 26, PPHD will host free community events to highlight the successes and importance of public health interventions.… Read More »

PPHD Youth Advisory Board – Now Accepting Applicants!

Posted on February 22, 2018 in

The Pasadena Public Health Department’s Youth Advisory Board, called the Pasadena MOVE is now accepting applicants to serve as board members! Pasadena MOVE is comprised of enthusiastic and committed young individuals, ranging in age from 9 to 21, who are role models for their community and peers. Pasadena MOVE board members: Advocate awareness for mental health, LGBTQI2-S,… Read More »

Let’s Talk Cannabis

Posted on January 22, 2018 in

  For more information on cannabis regulations and the health effects of using cannabis products, visit the California Department of Public Health.