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August Denver Vital Signs - Dual Diagnosis: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

The latest issue of Denver Vital Signs has been published! Read the issue, which focuses on Dual Diagnosis: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in Denver.

Denver Joins Global Effort to End the AIDS Epidemic by 2030

Cary Kennedy, Deputy Mayor and Chief Financial Officer for the City and County of Denver, will join community members and local public health officials at 9 a.m. on August 15 in signing an agreement to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic during the opening ceremony of the AIDS Walk Colorado at Cheesman Park. By signing on to the Paris Declaration agreement, Denver becomes the fourth North American city to join the Fast Track Cities Initiative to end the AIDS Epidemic by 2030.

In signing the Paris Declaration, Denver agrees to achieve the following Fast Track targets by 2020:

  • 90% of people living with HIV know their HIV status.
  • 90% of people who are HIV-positive are on treatment.
  • 90% of people on treatment have suppressed viral loads.
  • Zero discrimination, including stigma.

Read the full press release. Support this Initiative.

Missed the August 3 Public Health Grand Rounds Lecture?

Slides from Dr. Arthur Davidson's presentation, "Public Health Informatics - Are We There Yet?" are now availablee. View them online to read about recent trends and challenges in the use of data and health information technology at both the regional and national level.

Denver Public Health Awarded $8.9 Million in Grants to Promote Population-Level Health

Denver Public Health recently announced it received more than $8.9 million in grant funding from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Amendment 35 grant program to address cancer, childhood obesity, and tobacco use and exposure in and around the Denver metro area. What makes these projects unique is that they are built on the power of collaboration and will be completed with multiple local public health organizations and partners in the Denver metro area. Read our grant funding announcement to learn more about this work.

“Northeast Denver Unified” Awarded National Grant to Address Health Inequities

A new collaboration between The Civic Canopy, Denver Health’s Community Health Services, Denver Public Health and community leaders in Northeast Denver was selected by the BUILD Health Challenge to receive a $75,000 grant for their efforts to improve community health. Read more about this exciting announcement in The Denver Post or in our Northeast Denver Unified press release.

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids Honors Denver Youth with National Award

Members of Evolvement Denver, funded by Denver Public Health to implement the Licensed to Sell Tobacco initiative, were recently named Group Youth Advocates of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for their leadership in the fight against tobacco. Since 2012, Evolvement Denver youth activists have gathered support from more than 4,500 community members to implement a tobacco retail license in Denver. Visit the Licensed to Sell Tobacco website to learn more about Evolvement Denver's work.

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.

Denver's Department of Environmental Health

Denver's Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is dedicated to advancing Denver's environmental and public health goals. DEH works collaboratively with city, state and community partners to conduct education, community engagement, and enforcement to ensure healthy people, healthy pets, and a sustainable environment. Its mission is to create a city with a world class environment and healthy communities for all ages and incomes, and where the well-being of our pets also matters.


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