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.

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1101 Market St.
13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Events

  • May
    22
    PPP Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training
    9:30 am to 11:30 am
    2913 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA

    PPP Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training

    May 22, 2019
    9:30 am to 11:30 am, 2 hours
    2913 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA
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    Prevention Point Philadelphia (PPP) provides trainings to participants, providers and community members on how to use Naloxone (Narcan), a medication that reverses an opioid overdose.  

    These Overdose Prevention and Reversal Training sessions will be held at Prevention Point Philadelphia - 2913 Kensington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19134. Please enter the building on Monmouth Street and announce at the front desk that you are here for the scheduled Overdose Prevention and Reversal Training.


    Training lasts about 2 hours depending on the questions/discussions during the training session.  PPP's  Education and Outreach Coordinator, Elvis Rosado will be facilitating the training.  He does not distribute Naloxone (Narcan) kits but Elvis will discuss and provideinformation on how to obtain Naloxone (Narcan).  Elvis will have hisside-kick "Manni" (CPR Manikin) and will demonstrate an Overdose Reversal.  Flyers will be available for participants listing services Prevention Point provides on a daily basis as well as a brochure on "Savea Life" (brochure contains signs and steps on Overdose Reversal). Elvis will cover topics on the history of drugs, statistics, harm reduction and overdose prevention. 

    Participants will learn:
    —How to identify symptoms of an overdose, 
    —What to do when someone overdoses, and
    —How to administer naloxone.
  • 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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