City’s PEDAL Website Launches New Feature to Increase Transparency Regarding Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care Facilities

PASADENA, Calif.—In an ongoing effort to provide information and transparency to the community, the Pasadena Elderly and Dependent Adult Liaisons (PEDAL) website now includes a Facility Information and Complaint Resources portal. This portal provides direct access to California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) information for each Pasadena skilled nursing and long-term care facility, along with complaint resources. The PEDAL website also includes several new critical information bulletins intended to provide operational guidance to... continue reading »"City’s PEDAL Website Launches New Feature to Increase Transparency Regarding Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care Facilities"

Dr. Eric Handler Named City of Pasadena’s Interim Health Officer

PASADENA, Calif.—Dr. Eric Handler has been contracted to serve as interim health officer for the City of Pasadena, effective immediately. He will serve as interim health officer while Pasadena Public Health Director and Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh participates in a 12-month prestigious fellowship in Washington, D.C. Dr. Handler is a retired public health consultant. His prior work experience, education and training makes him highly qualified to perform the functions and duties of a health officer. His primary duties will... continue reading »"Dr. Eric Handler Named City of Pasadena’s Interim Health Officer"

Pasadena City Manager Proclaims MPX a Local Emergency

PASADENA, Calif.—Interim City Manager Cynthia Kurtz has proclaimed a local emergency to strengthen the City’s preparedness and ability to respond to the virus. In an effort to stop the spread of monkeypox and make the monkeypox vaccine more readily accessible to those at highest risk, Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is also expanding the eligibility criteria for the vaccine, effective immediately. “We are continuing to work proactively to protect the health of our community, and this proclamation allows us to... continue reading »"Pasadena City Manager Proclaims MPX a Local Emergency"

Pasadena Public Health Department Awarded Grant to Implement Violence Prevention and Intervention Program

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has been awarded $2,510,394 in grant funding through the California Violence Intervention and Prevention (CalVIP) program funded by the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC). The purpose of CalVIP is to improve public health and safety by supporting effective violence reduction initiatives in communities disproportionately impacted by violence, particularly group member-involved homicides, shootings and aggravated assaults. The CalVIP grant period is three years, from July 2022 to June 2025. “The public health... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Awarded Grant to Implement Violence Prevention and Intervention Program"

Pasadena Public Health Confirms First Cases of MPX in Residents

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has received reports of the first cases of monkeypox infection in four (4) Pasadena residents. All cases being reported have been confirmed by PPHD to meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) definition for either a probable or confirmed case. Monkeypox generally spreads through prolonged skin-to-skin contact. Contact includes prolonged intimate interactions, and sharing of infected bedding or clothing. If you have sex or intimate physical contact with many people, risk of... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Confirms First Cases of MPX in Residents"

Manuel Carmona Named Interim Public Health Director

PASADENA, Calif.—With the recent announcement of Pasadena Public Health Department Director and Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh taking a one-year leave of absence for a prestigious fellowship in Washington, D.C., Interim City Manager Cynthia Kurtz has appointed Public Health Deputy Director Manuel Carmona to serve as interim public health director. Carmona has served as deputy public health director since January 2020 and has directed non-clinical department operations and provided administrative and fiscal management guidance in support of the health department’s... continue reading »"Manuel Carmona Named Interim Public Health Director"

Pasadena Public Health Director Taking One-Year Leave For Prestigious Fellows Program

PASADENA, Calif.—Public Health Director and Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh is one of six people selected for the 2022-23 class of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy fellows at the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Goh will be taking a personal leave of absence from the City beginning Aug. 22 until the completion of the one-year fellowship. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Program is the nation’s most prestigious learning experience at the nexus of health, science and... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Director Taking One-Year Leave For Prestigious Fellows Program"

Pasadena Public Health Department Hosts Spanish-language COVID-19 Vaccine Community Discussion, Unidos en CommUNITY: Infórmate. Protégete. Vacúnate.

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) will host an in-person, Spanish-language event, Unidos en CommUNITY: Infórmate. Protégete. Vacúnate., at Villa Parke (363 E. Villa St.) on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. This free event will feature real-time English translation. Panelists will share experiences and information to improve understanding of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and safety. The panel discussion will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, with complimentary lunch immediately following the presentation. Albertsons Pharmacy will provide... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Hosts Spanish-language COVID-19 Vaccine Community Discussion, Unidos en CommUNITY: Infórmate. Protégete. Vacúnate."

#VaccinatePasadena Video Contest Winners to Receive Up to $1,500 Gift Cards During Awards Ceremony

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is announcing the winners of the innovative #VaccinatePasadena Video Contest during a ceremony at Day One, 175 N. Euclid Ave., on Thursday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. The #VaccinatePasadena Video Contest, launched this past February, gave Pasadena students ages 4-24 (grades TK-college) the opportunity to submit artwork or share a short video on TikTok or Instagram with a powerful and positive COVID-19 vaccine message. PPHD used print and digital media ads in English and Spanish... continue reading »"#VaccinatePasadena Video Contest Winners to Receive Up to $1,500 Gift Cards During Awards Ceremony"

City of Pasadena Announces Updated Mask Recommendations and COVID-19 Health Orders

PASADENA, Calif.—As of Thursday, March 3, LA County and Pasadena have moved into the low COVID-19 community level, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) community level designation. Therefore, Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is issuing updated health officer orders that will go into effect on Friday, March 4. Under these revised orders, indoor masking will be strongly recommended, but not required, for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, except in high-risk settings where federal and state regulations continue... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Updated Mask Recommendations and COVID-19 Health Orders"