What we do
The Department of Public Health works to make Philadelphia a healthy place to live, work, and play.
- 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.
The Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO) determines the cause and manner of death for sudden, unexpected, and unnatural deaths in Philadelphia.
By providing a safety net to the City’s most vulnerable people, we work to keep everyone in Philadelphia healthy.
Jun8EventPDPH Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training6:00 pm to 7:30 pm1700 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19145, USAEvent
PDPH Overdose Awareness & Reversal TrainingJune 8, 20206:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 2 hours1700 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19145, USAmap
With Philadelphia, and the nation, in the grips of an overdose crisis, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health offers FREE training on overdose awareness and overdose reversal using naloxone, or Narcan.
Trainings will be held at the Free Library of South Philadelphia Branch at 1700 S Broad St.
Drug abuse and overdoses are an ongoing crisis in Philadelphia, killing more than 1200 people in 2017 and 1,116 people in 2018. The Medical Examiner reports that 88% of our fatal overdoses involve opioids, including heroin and fentanyl. The majority of these fatal overdoses happen indoors, in private residences. This training will teach you concrete actions you can take to help combat the overdose crisis and prevent fatal overdoses. Trainees will learn:
- Information about the current state of the overdose crisis in Philadelphia
- Potential risk factors for opioid overdose
- Signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose
- Information about naloxone including: what it is, how to use it, & where to get it
- The medical protocol for responding to an opioid overdose
- Information about PA's Standing Order for Naloxone, Act 139, and the Good Samaritan protection
To register or address any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration encouraged, but not required. Walk-ins welcome!
Jun11EventBoard of Health meeting5:30 pm to 7:00 pmPhiladelphia Municipal Services Building, 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Room 1450, Philadelphia, PA 19102Event
Board of Health meetingJune 11, 20205:30 pm to 7:00 pm, 2 hoursPhiladelphia Municipal Services Building, 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Room 1450, Philadelphia, PA 19102map
Jul9EventBoard of Health meeting5:30 pm to 7:00 pmPhiladelphia Municipal Services Building, 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Room 1450, Philadelphia, PA 19102Event
Board of Health meetingJuly 9, 20205:30 pm to 7:00 pm, 2 hours