Denver Public Health News

2017 Denver Youth Health Assessment Examines Opportunities, Threats Facing Local Youth

Community health data provides insights on how to better support youth health

Be Healthy Denver, a joint effort between the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment, Denver Public Health and several partner organizations throughout the city, today released the 2017 Denver Youth Health Assessment, the city’s first report focused specifically on evaluating youth health in Denver. The release follows a year-long effort that involved collecting and analyzing input from more than 400 youth ages 15 to 25 and 21 youth-serving organizations.

Alarming Increase of Gonorrhea Rates Reported in Denver

Urgent need for testing, treatment, and prevention efforts

Recent data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment show that the number of gonorrhea cases in the Denver metro area has increased significantly among young people, especially in people under the age of 30. From 2012 - 2016 infection rates increased 97 percent in Colorado, and five Denver metro counties (Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson) accounted for 63 percent of all gonorrhea cases in Colorado.

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