Please see Denver Public Health’s upcoming holiday schedule changes. For
November 26: Closed
December 16: Delayed 9am opening
December 24: Clinics will close early at 12pm, the Public Health Pharmacy will remain open and operate under normal business hours
December 25: Closed
January 1 2016: Closed
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New Local Health Data Available through Big Cities Health Inventory
On November 18, the Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) released a report detailing the state of health in 26 of their member cities across the country, including Denver. The Big Cities Health Inventory builds on a 2007 edition report that characterized cities as unhealthy places to live, especially in comparison to the rest of the nation. While challenges remain, America’s big cities have made remarkable strides in improving health outcomes. Denver was recognized for its 40% reduction in HIV diagnoses since 2005 and for a diabetes mortality rate that is almost 70% lower than the national rate. Members of the Denver Public Health public health informatics group and epidemiology teams provided input to help produce the report. Visit the BCHI's online data platform to view the data or read the full report.
Denver Public Health Releases Statement Following Charlie Sheen's HIV Announcement
Sarah Rowan, MD Interim Director of HIV and Viral Hepatitis Prevention at Denver Public Health, released a statement that was shared by CBS Denver following actor Charlie Sheen's announcement that he is living with HIV. Dr. Rowan stressed the importance of testing, treatment, and open conversations about HIV status. Read her full statement.
Expert Advice at an Affordable Price: Denver Public Health's Travel Clinic
Planning a vacation to an exotic location such as the desert of Africa, or the jungles of South America? Ensure you have a safe, healthy vacation by visiting the Travel Clinic at Denver Public health for a customized, in-depth travel consultation. Services include:
- Expert advice and education.
- Travel prescriptions for malaria, high altitude sickness prevention and traveler's diarrhea.
Travelers of all ages are welcome and consultations are available for individuals, families and groups. Book your travel consultation today!
October 2015 Denver Vital Signs: Rates of Early Syphilis are on the Rise in Denver
The latest edition of Denver Vital Signs has been published! Read the October 2015 issue that focuses on early syphilis rates in Denver!
Flu Season is Officially Underway
Everyone six months and older needs the flu vaccine every year to stay healthy! This flu season, all Denver Public Health clinics are offering the flu vaccine to patients.
There will also be a fast track flu shot kiosk in the Immunization Clinic registration area from November 2 - 6. The kiosk is available for adults who need the vaccine, and will operate from 9 a.m - 1 p.m. Protect yourself and your loved ones - stop in and get vaccinated today!
Where else can you get the vaccine?
The Denver Public Health Immunization Clinic also has Flumist available for age-appropriate patients. Please call (303) 602-3520 for more information.
Sarah Rowan, MD Featured on Colorado Public Radio
Dr. Sarah Rowan, Interim Director of HIV and Viral Hepatitis Prevention at Denver Public Health, talks with Colorado Public Radio about the increase in cases of syphilis in Denver and Colorado. Listen!
How Does Public Health Keep Denver Healthy?
As Denver's local public health department, we provide a wide range of services, from clinical care to health promotion activities, to birth and death records, and important community health data. Recently, we asked Denver residents to tell us how they define public health. We made a video of their answers - check it out! And don't forget to join our conversations on Facebook and Twitter!
2014 Health of Denver Report Now Available
Denver Public Health and Denver Environmental Health jointly released the 2014 Health of Denver Report on Feb 23 from 3-4:40 p.m. at Mile High United Way. The report, Denver's most recent community health assessment, provides current health data, identifies areas of concern, and measures progress towards improving the health of Denver residents. Visit BeHealthyDenver.org to read the 2014 Health of Denver Report, download data and graphics from the report, and connect with other Be Healthy Denver partners.