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Reminder: New location for Birth and Death Certificates
Birth and Death Certificates is now located at:
120 W. 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!
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 1956.
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.
Register for March Grand Rounds: "Joining Forces to Improve Health Outcomes in Metro Atlanta"
Join us Wednesday, March 4, from 7:30 – 8:30 am at the History Colorado Center for our next Denver Public Health Grand Rounds. Karen Minyard, PhD, Executive Director, Georgia Health Policy Center, Associate Research Professor, Public Management and Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University will speak about:
- The benefits of approaching public health improvements through a collaborative approach involving traditional and non-traditional partners.
- An overview of the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement and its approach to improving health outcomes in Metro Atlanta.
- A dynamic modeling and strategy tool called ReThink Health, which enables communities to foster and test innovative ideas for affecting large-scale change.
Morning refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Register today to reserve your seat.
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.
Denver Public Schools Health Agenda Survey Now Open
Denver Public Schools is seeking community input about health issues that most impact its students. Denver parents, students and community
members can take an online survey to inform efforts to improve student health and wellness. The survey,
conducted by Denver Public Health, is open until February 27 and is available in English and Spanish.
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.