Denver Public Health News

Sept. 2018 Issue Denver Vital Signs: Paid Family and Medical Leave

Paid Family leave quote from Denver business owner

Family-friendly employment practices, such as Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) are increasingly promoted to ensure employee and community health. Learn about the benefits of PFML and local trends in the Denver metro area in our latest issue of Denver Vital Signs.


DPH Grand Rounds: Social Health Information Exchange

Oct. 2018 DPH Grand Rounds DetailsHealth equity is achieved when all people, regardless of who they are or where they live, have the opportunity to live the longest and highest quality of life possible. However, community services like behavioral health, medical care, human services, and public health are complex, fragmented and difficult to navigate. 

Join us on Oct. 11 for a lecture and discussion with Michael Klinkman, MD, MS, about Social Health Information Exchange, a bridge to connect health care delivery and the real-life circumstances in which people live, work and play—the social determinants of health that contribute to our nation’s high health costs. Learn more about the event and register.

Spotlight on Health

Let's Talk about Mental Health

What is mental health? It is the health of our mind and a state of balance in our thoughts, emotions and behaviors. Positive mental health allows us to feel good about life, supporting our ability to participate in daily activities and accomplish our goals.

More than half a million Coloradans say they have a week or more of poor mental health every month. Whether it's feeling sad, anxious or stressed - we all can experience it, and we all can feel better when we open up and tell someone how we feel.

Let's start talking! Let's talk for ourselves, for our families, for our friends.

Visit for tips on how to start the conversation, and resources for help.

Public Health Services in Denver

Together Denver Public Health and Denver's Department of Public Health and Environment provide comprehensive, high-quality public health services for the City and County of Denver. Visit Denver's Department of Public Health and Environment's website for information about food safety inspections, environmental protection, animal protection, the medical examiner’s office, public health inspections, and more.