Department of Public Health

What we do

The Department of Public Health works to make Philadelphia a healthy place to live, work, and play.

Our department:

  • Provides high-quality medical care at City health centers.
  • Prevents the spread of illness and infectious disease.
  • Protects against environmental hazards.
  • Encourages healthy behaviors to prevent chronic disease.
  • Plans and responds to health emergencies.
  • Ensures the quality and accessibility of health services.
  • Sets health policy.
  • Collects, analyzes, and reports on a variety of public health data.

We also convene two boards that provide guidance on policy and regulatory issues: the Board of Health and the Air Pollution Control Board.

By providing a safety net to the City’s most vulnerable people, we work to keep everyone in Philadelphia healthy.

Connect

Address
1101 Market St.
13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Social

Events

  • May
    27
    Kensingston Storefront Narcan Trainings
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    "Kensington Storefront" Porch Light hub, 2774 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA

    Kensingston Storefront Narcan Trainings

    May 27, 2019
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 1 hour
    "Kensington Storefront" Porch Light hub, 2774 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA
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    Overdose deaths are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, surpassing automobile accidents.

    Join Elvis Rosado of Prevention Point Philadelphia for an important presentation about the life-saving medication, naloxone (Narcan), which can reverse the effects of opioid overdose. Participants will learn:

    —How to identify symptoms of an overdose,
    —What to do when someone overdoses, and
    —How to administer naloxone.

    These trainings are free, and the first 20 participants will receive a FREE Narcan kit.
  • Jun
    13
    Board of Health meeting
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
    Philadelphia Municipal Services Building, 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Room 1450, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Board of Health meeting

    June 13, 2019
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, 2 hours
    Philadelphia Municipal Services Building, 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Room 1450, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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  • Jun
    19
    DBHIDS Naloxone Overdose Prevention Training
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    801 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, 7th Floor Large Conference Room

    DBHIDS Naloxone Overdose Prevention Training

    June 19, 2019
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours
    801 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, 7th Floor Large Conference Room
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    Register here  or email Pamela.McClenton@phila.gov

    In an effort to increase awareness and enhance overall knowledge of the opioid epidemic’s impact on our region, the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), is offering monthly lifesaving Naloxone (Narcan) Overdose Prevention Training.

    Naloxone (Narcan) Overdose Prevention & Rescue Training participants will learn:

    • How to recognize harm-reduction approaches to high-risk behaviors, including substance misuse
    • The immediate protocols for effectively administering Naloxone (Narcan), the life-saving medication developed to help prevent fatal opioid overdoses
    • The importance of the Good Samaritan Act 139 and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Standing Order for Naloxone (Narcan)

    For more information, visit the Mayor's Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Philadelphia



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