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William Burman, MD, Director
5280 "Top Doctor" in 2014 and 2013
(303) 602-3683

Judith Shlay, MD, Associate Director
5280 "Top Doctor" in 2014, 2013 and 2012

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Sarah Rodgers Named Emerging Leader in Public Health by Colorado Sarah Rodgers CHPA AwardPublic Health Association

Congratulations to Sarah Rodgers, Clinic Administrator for our Immunization and Travel Clinics, for receiving the 2014 Emerging Leader in Public Health Award at the Colorado Public Health Association's Annual Conference. This award is given to an individual with less than five years practice serving in a public health capacity who has demonstrated outstanding initiative on behalf of the Colorado public health community.

Information About Enterovirus-D68

An increasing number of children in the Denver area have recently come down with a severe respiratory illness called enterovirus-D68. Denver Public Health, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working together to determine the extent of the illness and to prevent additional children from getting sick.

Symptoms of this illness include difficulty breathing, and wheezing in some patients. A fever is sometimes also present. Some children with severe illness have been hospitalized, including some needing pediatric intensive care.

There is not a vaccine for enterovirus. To protect yourself and loved ones against respiratory illnesses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid kissing, hugging and sharing cups and utensils with people who are sick.
  • Frequently disinfect touched surfaces, such as desks and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
  • Make sure your family is up-to-date on vaccinations, including the flu vaccine.
  • For kids with asthma, remember to always have an inhaler with them.

Visit our Enterovirus webpage for more information and tips on prevention.

Free Parking Now Available at Denver Health and Denver Public Health

We are happy to announce that free parking is now available to patients and visitors in the Delaware Garage (600 Delaware Street) and the surface lots on the main campus, including the lot in front of the Public Health building!

Denver Vital Signs

The latest edition of Denver Vital Signs is now available! This edition focuses on Denver's Progress in Expanding Coverage and Improving Access to Care. Past editions of Denver Vital Signs are available on our Vital Signs webpage.

Ebola Virus Disease Facts

Ebola virus disease (Ebola), first discovered in 1976, is a severe infectious disease that causes organ failure and death in humans. Outbreaks have occurred in parts of Central and West Africa, near tropical rainforests. 

The World Health Organization recently declared the current Ebola outbreak an international public Health emergency. This means that stopping the outbreak, and limiting the spread, will require cooperation and coordination from countries around the world, not just those affected or nearby. The declaration is not meant to suggest that other countries will see Ebola cases.

To date, almost all cases of Ebola have been isolated to three nations: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Denver Public Health and Denver Environmental Health remain confident there remains very little risk to the U.S. population. 

We encourage the public to become more familiar with Ebola facts by reading our online resources.

WATCH: Denver Public Health Director, Bill Burman spoke with CBS4 Denver about the health effects and concerns with Ebola. 

Download our Ebola Fact Sheet.

Council District Level Health Reports

Denver Public Health and Denver Environmental Health released reports on the health of Denver’s residents within each City Council district. These reports document substantial disparities in a variety of health outcomes, such as premature death, teen birth, availability of health insurance, and use of tobacco. We hope these district-level reports help policy-makers and citizens work toward eliminating health disparities within Denver.

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.