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Denver Public Health

As Denver's public health department, we are dedicated to promoting, improving and protecting the health and well-being of the residents of Denver and beyond.

As a department, we provide a vast array of services, from clinical care to health promotion activities to birth and death records. We also collect, analyze and share important data about the health of Denver and its residents. Almost all of these tasks are completed in collaboration with community-based organizations, including Denver Environmental Health.

Through our quality care and continual improvements, we are proud to support of the health of all people in and around Denver.

Denver Public Health Declaration of Readiness to Receive Syndromic Surveillance Data

December 26, 2013

Denver Public Health (DPH) is currently accepting electronic syndromic surveillance data from eligible hospitals, in Denver County, seeking Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU2) incentive payments. Three types of ongoing electronic data submission (i.e., syndromic surveillance immunizations and reportable laboratory results) are mandatory objectives for eligible Denver hospitals under MU2. This notice deals only with syndromic surveillance data submission.

DPH is proactively reaching out to Denver hospitals to invite participation in syndromic surveillance data submission to a secure website (maintained by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials). Denver hospitals that intend to meet MU2 public Health syndromic surveillance data transmission objective must register their intent to do so through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website within 60 days of their MU2 reporting period. DPH will facilitate hospitals testing and validating data transmission and provide acknowledgments to Denver hospitals that achieve ongoing syndromic surveillance data submission. Instructions on how hospitals send data will be sent once hospitals register their intent. Transmission of syndromic surveillance data may be done through the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization. (Amelia Reinkensmeyer at or (720) 285-3219.)

For hospitals in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties wishing to participate in syndromic surveillance efforts, please visit or contact or (720) 200-1481. Hospitals outside Adams, Arapahoe, Denver and Douglas counties are not currently required to submit syndromic surveillance data. For more information or to request and exemption letter, please contact Andrew Horvath at or (303) 692-2025.

Professional Education

Denver Public Health provides access to several educational opportunities for professionals and community partners interested in public health topics.