Pasadena Celebrates National Coming out Day Wednesday, October 11, 2017

PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to participate in Pasadena’s second annual Coming Out Day Celebration, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.  The event is sponsored by Pasadena’s Public Health and Library Departments. This free event celebrates a safe coming-out environment as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally.  Oct. 11, 2017 marks the 29th anniversary of National Coming Out Day which began 29 years ago with the National March on... continue reading »"Pasadena Celebrates National Coming out Day Wednesday, October 11, 2017"

2017 Community Flu Clinics

  The Pasadena Public Health Department is offering seasonal influenza vaccine for FREE at several community centers and libraries! Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Jackie Robinson Center (1020 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103) Wednesday, October 25, 2017 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Villa Parke Community Center (363 E. Villa Street, Pasadena, CA 91101) Wednesday, November 1, 2017 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Santa Catalina Library (999 E. Washington Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91104) Monday, November 6, 2017 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.... continue reading »"2017 Community Flu Clinics"

New Invasive Mosquito Species Found in Pasadena

PASADENA, Calif.—Eggs from the Aedes albopictus mosquito that can infect humans with viruses such as Zika, dengue and chikungunya have been found in monitoring traps in Pasadena, the Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) announced today. Health Officials emphasized there are no reported cases of locally transmitted Zika or the other two viruses by this type of mosquito in Pasadena. “It is important for the public to be aware of the presence of this mosquito, which is different than the local... continue reading »"New Invasive Mosquito Species Found in Pasadena"

Mental Health Day 2017

"Breaking the Cycle, Healing our Community” The public is invited to learn about the challenges, societal stigmas, treatment options and other issues related to mental health and mental wellness at Pasadena’s Mental Health Day.  The free event takes place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the Pasadena Public Library, 285 E. Walnut St. Pasadena Mental Health Day 2017: "Breaking the Cycle, Healing our Community" is a free, educational event that seeks to increase the public’s... continue reading »"Mental Health Day 2017"

Pasadena Healthy Times Spring 2017

  Our quarterly newsletter has returned! Find out what we're doing in public health and how you can take part in our efforts. This issue highlights some of our recent campaigns, including "Be Better Pasadena," our local Safe Zone Project, Pasadena REACH anti-smoking advertisements, and more! Download a copy of Pasadena Healthy Times. To provide feedback or for additional information, call (626) 744-6151. Download newsletter

Disease Reporting for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobateriaceae (CRE)

The Pasadena Health Officer issued a Health Order for reporting CRE on 01/19/17. The reporting of CRE will allow for better understanding of antimicrobial resistance. Compliance with the Health Order is as follows: The acute care hospital and all skilled nursing facilities enrolled in the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) shall report clinical laboratory CRE-positive tests collected on or after January 1, 2017. The acute care hospital and all skilled nursing facilities enrolled in... continue reading »"Disease Reporting for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobateriaceae (CRE)"

Pasadena Health Department Earns National Accreditation

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) Director Michael Johnson today announced the department has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The PPHD is one of only eight public health agencies in California and less than 200 across the nation to achieve this distinction for achieving national standards that foster community health needs and promote continuous quality improvement “This national recognition is the culmination of more than four years of hard work by PPHD staff and our... continue reading »"Pasadena Health Department Earns National Accreditation"

Snakes and Sheep Send a Strong Tobacco Prevention Message

PASADENA, Calif.—Snakes, sheep and a poignant message from a little boy are part of an important, bilingual public awareness campaign unveiled today by the Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) to help warn against the dangers of using menthol cigarettes, electronic vaping devices and tobacco-flavored products. The local educational campaign in English and Spanish is focused on reaching Latino and African-American youths and adults, especially in Northwest Pasadena, with social media messages, bus shelter displays, interior placards inside Pasadena Transit buses... continue reading »"Snakes and Sheep Send a Strong Tobacco Prevention Message"

2016 Community Flu Vaccine Clinics

Fight the flu by getting a free vaccine at clinics offered by the Pasadena Public Health Department starting this week through Wednesday, November 16, 2016. The influenza vaccine will be provided at various Pasadena locations, listed below, on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. The vaccine will be available to everyone ages 6 months and older at no cost.  Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Remember to wear short sleeves.  For more details about the clinics,... continue reading »"2016 Community Flu Vaccine Clinics"

Meningococcal Disease Resources

Neighboring health jurisdictions (Los Angeles County, Long Beach, and Orange County) have recently identified more cases than usual of meningococcal disease among gay men/men who have sex with men (MSM). To date in 2016, there have been no reported cases of meningococcal disease in Pasadena. Meningococcal disease can include meningitis, and is caused by a bacterium known as Neisseria meningitidis. Meningococcal disease is spread from person-to-person through droplets of nasal mucus or saliva. Close contact, such as kissing, intimate or... continue reading »"Meningococcal Disease Resources"