A raised equator of metal bearing the words "Health Promotion" and "Disease Prevention" encircles a hollow, copper globe representing our fragile world. This signifies the support and protection YSPH offers the public both locally and worldwide, and represents our mission statement. There is a raised design of Hygeia at the head of the mahogany shaft. Hygeia is the Greek goddess of health and the daughter of Aesculpius, the god of medicine and healing. Our heraldic shield also appears on the shaft of the mace and is hand-painted with the School's colors.