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2011 Pasadena/Altadena Quality of Life Index Released

The 2011 Pasadena/Altadena Quality of Life Index  is now available online for residents to use as a tool when referencing the overall health of Pasadena and its neighbor Altadena.

An update of the last index in 2002, the 44-page document is a summary of health-related indicators supplied by more than 70 agencies that focus on the area’s population, needs and resources. The index is published by the city’s Public Health Department, though the index measures broader categories than health care, such as living wage, child care, housing affordability, academics, arts, transportation and civic involvement.

“Social determinants in society and the external environment also affect the health of individuals,” said city of Pasadena Public Health Director and Health Officer Eric G. Walsh, MD, MPH. “If communities are to be healthy, each indicator must not only be analyzed, but policies and programs should be in place to improve the health outcomes for each indicator.”

Index Highlights

  • Community Health Alliance of Pasadena opened two new locations
  • Huntington Memorial Foundation opened the Urgent Care Center
  • PUSD spent more per-pupil than others and had a lower pupil-teacher ratio
  • Close to 40 percent of PUSD students met California State University or University of California requirements compared to lower averages for the county and state
  • Pasadena Police Department launched an e-policing website
  • Pasadena City Council and Fire Department hosted emergency response trainings
  • The Pasadena Public Health Department distributed almost 10,000 free influenza vaccines in 2009-2011

For more information

Please view the  2011 Pasadena/Altadena Quality of Life Index  online or call the Pasadena Public Health Department at (626) 744-6177.

6/9/11 Press Release   "2011 PASADENA/ALTADENA QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX BROADENS DEFINITION OF HEALTH"   
 

Posted: 6/8/2011 02:15:00 PM