Celebrate National Public Health Week April 7-13, 2014


Rod of Asclepius medicine logoPASADENA, Calif.--The Pasadena Public Health Department encourages everyone to focus on health, healthy eating, exercise and a healthy lifestyle during National Public Health Week.

There is a shift occurring in our nation’s health care system from one that focuses on treatment of the sick to one that is committed to proactively keeping people and communities healthy and safe.  How do public health and changes in the public health system affect you?National Public Health Week is an opportunity to learn how to navigate the changing world of public health and to better understand particular health issues impacting our communities.

This year’s National Public Health Week theme is “Public Health: Start Here” which highlights the commitment by public health officials across the country to help people figure out where to start and how to access the variety of options made possible by public health.

Locally, there are many ways to celebrate National Public Health Week with us, including:

  • Stop by the “Spring Into Health” Fair for resources and raffle prizes, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, Pasadena Public Health Department, 1845 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
  • Shop for fresh, locally-grown produce at the Health Department’s very own weekly farm stand 9 a.m. to Noon, Thursday, April 10, front patio
  • Bring your attention and questions to the National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Panel Discussion, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, April 11, Donald R. Wright Auditorium, Pasadena Public Library, 285 E. Walnut St.
  • Catch a screening, to be aired periodically all month on KPAS, (Charter cable channel 3 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99) of the Public Health Department’s short documentary, “We are Public Health” narrated by Mayor Bill Bogaard and Dr. Eric Walsh, Director, Public Health Department and the City's Health Officer.

For more than 120 years, the City of Pasadena Public Health Department has been committed to providing education, services and support to improve and maintain the health of Pasadena communities.

See flyer below in English and Spanish for event details. For more information about National Public Health Week in Pasadena, please visit www.cityofpasadena.net/publichealth, or e-mail eredke@cityofpasadena.net. For information about the national campaign, visit www.nphw.org.

National Public Health Week 2014 All Events Flyer English National Public Health Week 2014 All Events Flyer Spanish

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