Denver Public Health News

Registration Open for Sbarbaro Lecture in Public Health

RSVP to attend “Can We Achieve Health Equity without Addressing the Criminal Justice System?”

Please join us on April 12 for a presentation and discussion with Emily Wang, MD, MAS, about the health of individuals, families, and communities whose lives have been affected by mass incarceration and the work of the Transitions Clinic Network, a national consortium of primary care clinics which employ formerly incarcerated individuals to work as community health workers to mitigate and prevent the health impacts of mass incarceration. 

Helen Burnside Named Director of the Denver Prevention Training Center

Denver Public Health has appointed Helen Burnside, MS, as the new Director of the Denver Prevention Training Center. Burnside has worked at the Denver PTC since 2008 and brings more than 15 years of experience in the Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) and HIV field.
Spotlight on Health

World TB Day is March 24

Together we can end TB

Most cases of tuberculosis (TB) can be prevented, yet it remains the leading cause of death due to an infectious disease globally. In Colorado, about 220,000 people have TB infection, and each year, between 60-80 people get sick with TB and several people die from this disease. Anyone can get TB, but people at highest risk for TB infection are those who were born or lived in a country where TB is common. If you think you might be at risk for TB infection, as your primary care provider for a test during your next visit.