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Denver HealthDenver Health is an integrated, urban health care system, providing care to the residents in Denver, Colorado. Strong community links exist between Denver Health and the citizens of Denver, and the provision of care in a high quality, cost-effective, culturally sensitive manner is written into the Denver Health mission statement. School-based health centers offer primary medical and behavioral health services to students.
Mark Anderson, MD, is a pediatrician who has worked at Denver Health system for over 20 years. His professional interests include disparities in health care, aspects of environmental asthma, medical education and patient care.
The Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center (RMPDC), a division of Denver Health, is a certified regional poison center as recognized by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. The RMPDC has a track record of extensive outreach on environmental health issues affecting children, such as lead and mercury intoxication. RMPDC has gone into the community to assist in evaluating children with environmental exposures.
The RMPDC is proactive in protecting the communities it serves by providing surveillance and monitoring of health effects for populations at risk. The RMPDC has trained health professionals working 24 hours a day/7 days a week. The RMPDC aims to bring these experiences to the rest of the Rocky Mountain region through the PEHSU program.
- Christopher Hoyte, MD, emergency medicine physician, fellowship director and medical toxicologist at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center. His professional interests include acute care toxicology and drugs of abuse.
- G. Sam Wang, MD, pediatric emergency medicine physician and medical toxicologist. His research interests include topics pertaining to pediatric toxicology, drugs of abuse and the impact of marijuana legalization on the pediatric population.
- Shireen Banerji, PharmD, clinical toxicologist of the RMPDC
- Alyssa Guttenberg, RN, nurse educator of the RMPDC, has over 15 years of experience in the toxicology industry at the poison center. After completing her nursing doctorate at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and residency, she began her position at the RMPDC in 2000.
For more information, please contact Melinda Malamoco, Program Manager, at 303-389-1106.
Healthy Homes Initiative
The Healthy Homes Initiative is a program of Northeast Denver Housing Center, a nonprofit housing and community development agency.
The Healthy Homes Initiative is an integrated, comprehensive program that addresses multiple safety and health hazards that are found in the home environment. The home-based health and safety issues covered by the program include lead poisoning, severe asthma and allergy responses, carbon monoxide poisoning, long-term respiratory effects of radon and asbestos, and injuries resulting from electrical, mechanical or structural hazards.
For qualifying families with doctor or health department referrals, the Healthy Homes Initiative staff can investigate and repair homes that are causing or exacerbating the poor health conditions of children in low to moderate-income families living in Denver.
For more information contact, Wendy Hawthorne, Program Manager at 303-377-3334 x 233.