Denver Public Health distributes several publications to share important data about the health of Denver and its residents.
News and Updates
Denver's Community Health Improvement Plan Now Available
On February 4, Be Healthy
Denver released Denver's Community Health Improvement Plan. Developed through a community-driven process, the Community Health Improvement
Plan identifies two main areas of focus for citywide public health projects from now through 2018:
- Access to Health Care, including Behavioral Health
- Healthy Eating and Active Living, including the Built Environment
“This truly is a plan driven by and for our city,” says William Burman, MD, director, Denver Public Health.
“I’m confident that by working together as a community we will achieve our goals of increasing
the number of Denver residents accessing medical care, as well as having more children in Denver at a healthy weight.”
Community members are invited to read the full Community Health Improvement Plan. Ongoing progress updates will be posted
Expanding Access to Healthcare in Denver through the Affordable Care Act
Denver Public Health recognized the expansion of health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as
a historic opportunity to increase coverage in Denver. Though there were challenges to the ACA's roll-out, Dr. Burman's recent
post "Yes, We Can: Progress in Expanding Health Insurance in Denver" on The Colorado Trust's blog, showcases Denver's success in enrolling more than 22,000 residents in the new forms of coverage between October 1 and December 31, 2013.
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