125 Years Of Pasadena Public Health Celebrated Next Week

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.

Monday-Friday, April 2-6, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. History of PPHD Health Officers

Pasadena Public Health Department, 1st Floor, 1845 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Learn about the history of over 20 Health Officers who have served Pasadena since 1887. The Health Officers have providedmedical supervision and direction for health services and programs, and have the authority to declare public health emergencies. Dr. Ying-Ying Goh is the current PPHD Health Officer.

Tuesday, April 3, 1:45-2:45 p.m. Farm 2 School

Washington Elementary School, 1520 N. Raymond Ave.

Support the farm-to-school program by buying locally-grown produce. 

Wednesday, April 4, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Climate Change: The Effects on Health, Food and Water

Pasadena City College (PCC), Circadian Room, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd. Engage in a dialogue with a panel of experts on the impacts of climate change on health, food and diet, and water quality.

Wednesday, April 4, 4:00-5:30 p.m. Power in You

Pasadena Central Library, 4th Floor, 285 E. Walnut St.

Be empowered to supercharge your mental wellness at the Youth Network meeting, a community coalition of youth advisory and advocacy organizations! Youth will share stories around mental health issues and launch Power In You, a campaign to raise awareness on youth mental health conditions. 

Friday, April 6, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Community Celebration

Pasadena Public Health Department, 1845 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Celebrate 125 years of public health services in the Pasadena community with raffles, games for kids, a dedication to newly installed banners that highlight Pasadena’s diversity, and more. 

“The Pasadena Public Health Department has been providing community services for over 125 years,” said Michael Johnson, PPHD Director.  “National Public Health Week gives us an opportunity to educate the community on the work we are doing to prevent disease and improve wellness, build a stronger network of partners, and advocate for healthy and fair policies.”  

National Public Health Week has been celebrated for over 20 years, bringing communities together to recognize the contributions of public health agencies to improve the nation’s health. For information on our local events, visit or call (626) 744-6011.

March 29, 2018

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