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Reminder: New location for Birth and Death Certificates
Birth & Death Certificates is now located at:
120 West 5th Avenue
Denver, CO 80205
Visit our new space for:
* Easy and quick, first-floor access
* Convenient and central location
* Additional FREE parking
Download a map of our new location!
Denver Metro TB Clinic Leading Efforts to Eliminate TB in Colorado
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world's deadliest diseases. Thousands of Colorado residents are infected with TB
and more than 60 people become sick from it each year. To mark 2015 World TB Day (March 24), the Denver Metro TB Clinic
announced the development of the Colorado Tuberculosis Elimination Plan. Read the press release detailing efforts to eliminate tuberculosis in Colorado. You can also listen to a recent Colorado Matters interview with Dr. Robert Belknap to learn more about the elimination plan.
Denver Teens to Take a Stand against Big Tobacco
Though tobacco’s negative impacts on health are well known, 5,300 Colorado youth under the age of
18 years old still become new daily smokers each year. This habit is projected to prematurely kill 91,000 young Coloradans,
including teens from Denver, where retail compliance with youth tobacco access laws has decreased.
Denver teens have had enough. Join them in telling Big Tobacco they are #NOTaREPLACEMENT for adult customers
dying from tobacco-related diseases at a special Kick Butts Day event Friday, March 20th, from 3-7 pm on the 16th Street Mall. There will be paint, music and a DJ from KS 107.5. More details about the Kick Butts Day event is
on the Licensed to Sell Tobacco Facebook page. See you there!
New Data Reports 94 Percent of Denver Residents Now Have Health Care Insurance
Just one year into its five-year Community Health Improvement Plan, Be Healthy Denver reported
that 94 percent of residents in Denver now have health care insurance.
This milestone marks the achievement of one of Denver’s three access to care goals. Read the full news release or visit BeHealthyDenver.org to learn more about the Community Health Improvement Plan.
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 BeHealhtyDenver.org to read the 2014 Health of Denver Report, download data and graphics from the report, and connect with other Be Healthy Denver partners.
Measles Vaccine Information
Many states across the country, including Colorado, are reporting measles cases related to travel to Disneyland Resort Theme Parks. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
children should get two doses of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine.
- First dose: 12-15 months of age;Second dose: 4-6 years of age
Some adults should also get the MMR vaccine, specifically those older than 18 years of age who were born after 1957.
Not sure if your vaccine coverage is up-to-date? Vaccines are available through primary care providers and our Immunization Clinic. Want more information about measles? Our measles fact sheet explains how it's spread, as well as lists common signs and symptoms of measles.
Latest Edition of Denver Vital Signs - Fighting Cancer in Denver With The HPV Vaccine
The February issue of Denver Vital Signs has been published! This month's edition is focused on HPV Vaccine Rates in Denver.
Physician Blog: Dr. Grace Marx in Sierra Leone to aid in Ebola Crisis
Grace Marx, MD, a physician at Denver Public Health is currently volunteering with the King's Sierra Leone Partnership, to aid in the Ebola crisis. She will spend six weeks working in the Ebola holding unit at Connaught Hospital in Freetown, and is keeping a blog to chronicle her time there. Read of her experiences as she works to help others in need.
Denver Public Health encourages residents and visitors to become more familiar with Ebola by
reading our Ebola fact sheet. More information about Ebola is available from the CDC.