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Health Bulletin

The Health Bulletin is a newsletter with easy-to-read stories about current health issues. Everyone in Philadelphia who wants to stay healthy should read the Health Bulletin.

The Health Bulletin is published twice a year. We may publish a special edition when there is a disease outbreak in Philadelphia.

Winter 2015 Health Bulletin
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Latinos
  • Take Charge of Your Health: Doctor’s Appointments
  • PCA Reaches Out to the Faith-Based Community
  • Falls Among Older Adults
  • Staying Warm This Winter

The current Health Bulletin is available in these languages:

You can get a paper copy of the Health Bulletin at your local health center and local library.

If you have questions about the Health Bulletin, please call 215-685-6861 or email.

PDPH Health Information Card
You can use this pocket-sized card to list your emergency contacts, medical conditions, blood type, and other important health information. Keep the card in your wallet, purse, or other safe place. You can ask your healthcare provider to help you fill it out.

  • Download a PDPH Health Information Card here.

Spring 2015
  • Food Safety
  • Heat Emergencies in Philadelphia
  • Get Healthy Philly

Winter 2014
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Norovirus
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Fall 2014
  • Depression
  • Hepatitis C
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Active Shooter: What to do

Summer 2014
  • Skin Cancer
  • Dehydration and Heatstroke

Spring 2014
  • Hepatitis
  • Asthma Management
  • Springtime Fun and Safety
  • How to Safely Dispose of Medicine

Winter 2014
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Norovirus
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Fall 2013
  • Stop! Don’t Treat a Virus with Antibiotics
  • Power Outages and Food Safety
  • Rake Leaves Safely

Summer 2013
  • Hurricane Safety: Keeping Safe After a Flood
  • Stay Cool in the Heat
  • Heat Sickness
  • Summer is Mosquito and Tick Season

Spring 2013
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Health Information Card
  • Springtime Fun and Safety

Winter 2013
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Falls Among Older Adults and Prevention Tips
  • Fire Prevention Tips

Fall 2012
  • Flu Season - Get Vaccinated!
  • Eye Health
  • Back-to-School Health Tips
  • Childhood Obesity

Summer 2012
  • Heat Sickness
  • Be Food Safe
  • Summer is Mosquito and Bug Season

Spring 2012
  • Genital Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Rabies and Animal Bites
  • Asthma Management

Winter 2012
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
  • Flu Season is Here!
  • Talking about Sex with Our Kids

Fall 2011
  • National Preparedness Month
  • Childhood Obesity Prevention
  • Eye Health

Summer 2011
  • Stay Cool in the Heat
  • Be Food Safe
  • Mosquito and Bug Season

Spring 2011
  • Breastfeeding is Best
  • Cook Meats Safely
  • Quit Smoking

Winter 2010-2011
  • Staying Warm
  • Fighting Frostbite
  • Holiday Food Safety
  • Salmonella

Fall 2010 Special Edition
  • Keeping Safe After a Flood

Fall 2010
  • Keeping Safe After a Flood
  • National Preparedness Month
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Back-to-School Health Tips
  • Syphilis on the Rise

Summer 2010
  • Barbecue (BBQ) Season and Food-borne Illness
  • Read Your Menu!
  • Dog Bite Prevention
  • Lyme Disease

Spring 2010
  • All About Hepatitis
  • Asthma Triggers
  • Springtime Fun and Safety
  • Healthy Heart Tips

Winter 2009-2010
  • Norovirus
  • Pertussis
  • Staying Warm and Healthy in Winter
  • Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention

Fall 2009
  • Two Flu Vaccines This Year
  • Childhood Immunizations
  • Eye Health
  • Healthy Snacking

Summer 2009
  • Staying Healthy on a Budget
  • Staying Fit
  • Summer Fun, Block Parties, BBQ Tips
  • Stress Management

April 2009: Special Edition
  • H1N1 Influenza

February 2009: Special Edition
  • Shigella

Winter 2008-2009
  • Getting Babies Off to a Healthy Start
  • Healthy Families Protect Baby
  • Healthcare in Your Neighborhood

Fall 2008
  • The Truth about Diabetes
  • Habits to Keep You Healthy
  • New Health Information Card

Summer 2008
  • Beat the Heat
  • Fight the Bite
  • Stay Cool in the Pool
  • Be Food Safe

Spring 2008
  • Do You Want to Be a Loser?
  • Spring Cleaning for the Environment
  • Breathe Easier

Winter 2007-2008
  • MRSA: What is it?
  • Resolve to be Ready
  • Don't Get the Flu this Season