Healthy Housing Rosemead (HHR) is a coalition started as a way to reach Rosemead residents about issues around cleaner air and more healthy, stable housing. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the coalition moved most of its efforts online, using social media to share information and updates about secondhand smoke, smoke-free multiunit housing policies, and resources on COVID-19.
HHR has recently expanded to include research, education, and outreach on mental and behavioral health in the greater San Gabriel Valley, specifically around stimulant use and opioid use disorders and support of harm reduction principles and practices.
In addition to its online presence, HHR (together with local organizations and groups such as the AIRE Youth Coalition) conducts in-person education and outreach in the community. Some of the community events that HHR has participated in include:
- The San Gabriel Valley Annual Youth Summit
- The Rosemead Smoke-Free Community Coalition Meetings
- The Rosemead Farmers Market
Look for us at future events to learn more about:
- Secondhand smoke and policies that can help
- Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) and Stimulant Use Disorders (StUD)
Better understanding our communities comes with asking
Conducting surveys is a huge part of our efforts to better understand substance use. Part of these assessments involves asking how our communities perceive stimulant and opioid drugs, addiction, and what kind of services are available to them.
Thank you to Garfield Health Center for opening their space for us to conduct surveys!
Can you identify the signs of a potential stimulant drug overdose?
It is important to know the signs of a stimulant overdose in order to prevent it.
If you or someone you know is struggling with stimulant use disorder, opioid use disorder, or any other substance use disorder, know you and your loved one are not alone, treatments are available, and recovery is possible.
Come stop by our table during 626 Golden Streets in Alhambra!
Planning to attend 626 Golden Streets in the City of Alhambra? Look for our table this Sunday, May 1st on Alhambra Road!
From @activesgv on Instagram: 626 Golden Streets is a FREE, family-friendly Ciclovia that will open five miles of streets to Walk, Run, Skate, Bike, Ride and Explore the 626!
The upcoming route will link the historic South Pasadena and San Gabriel Mission Districts via downtown Alhambra. Three event hubs will feature a variety of FREE activities including live entertainment, cultural performances, inflatable obstacle courses, games and arts for kids, photo booths for all ages, electric bike demos, historic tours, and even an electric car test drive zone.
What are residents of Rosemead saying about smoke-free policies? (see video)
We love to hear from our communities on why they support policies that promote health and wellness!