City’s Health Officer Will Assume Role of Director of Public Health

Dr. Ying-Ying Goh PASADENA, Calif.—City Manager Steve Mermell has appointed Dr. Ying-Ying Goh to lead the Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD). Dr. Goh is a board-certified pediatrician and has been serving as the City’s Health Officer since 2015. In this new role, Dr. Goh will continue to serve as the City’s Health Officer. Prior to her appointment as PPHD’s Director of Public Health, Dr. Goh served as Medical Director for Programs and Research for the Department, securing grant funding and... continue reading »"City’s Health Officer Will Assume Role of Director of Public Health"

New Pasadena Outreach Response Team (PORT) Gives Hope to Homeless

PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD), in partnership with Pasadena Fire Department, has launched the Pasadena Outreach Response Team (PORT). This project is supported through a grant from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for a period of five years. PORT’s goal is to identify individuals impacted by chronic homelessness and, through supportive services and case management, assist them in moving off the streets into permanent housing. The grant funding received by PPHD has allowed staff to... continue reading »"New Pasadena Outreach Response Team (PORT) Gives Hope to Homeless"

Pasadena Celebrates National Public Health Week

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) invites the public to participate in National Public Health Week events April 2-6, 2019. National Public Health Week is a celebration of public health successes and an opportunity to focus on prominent public health issues. This year’s National Public Health Week theme is health equity, which is the idea that every person deserves the opportunity to live a healthy life. To ensure health equity for all, we must work together to remove barriers to... continue reading »"Pasadena Celebrates National Public Health Week"

Community Meetings Regarding Draft Urban Wildlife Management Plan

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) will be presenting information at two community meetings regarding a draft Urban Wildlife Management Plan. The Plan provides general guidance to members of the public to prevent or minimize human/wildlife interactions, and provides guidance for the City on responding to human/wildlife interaction. The Plan addresses health and safety issues regarding human interactions with coyotes, bears and mountain lions, as well as smaller animals such as squirrels and opossums.    The community meetings... continue reading »"Community Meetings Regarding Draft Urban Wildlife Management Plan"

Health Officials Identify Additional Locations for Possible Measles Exposure

PASADENA, Calif. —The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) and the City of Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) identify more locations for possible measles exposure. This is the same measles case previously announced. The individual visited the cities of Malibu, Santa Monica and Pasadena while infectious between December 26 to December 29, 2018. This person visited the following venues at the following times: Santa Monica Pier and the Blue Plate Taco restaurant (1515 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica)... continue reading »"Health Officials Identify Additional Locations for Possible Measles Exposure"