Denver Public Health News

September 2017 Denver Vital Signs

Gun Violence Affects Us All

The most recent issue of Denver Vital Signs has been published. Read more about gun violence in Denver.


First of Its Kind Firearm Injury Report Published for Denver

Suicides Comprise Majority of Firearm-Related Deaths

In August 2017, Denver Public Health released "The Epidemiology of Firearm Injuries in Denver", a report presenting information about firearm-related injuries and deaths in the City and County of Denver, focusing primarily on the period between 2011 and 2015. While similar analyses have occurred at the state and national level, this is the first report of its kind describing fatal and non-fatal firearm injury data for Denver. Read the full report.

Spotlight on Health

Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

Youth: Your Future is Key So Stay Drug Free

Substance use among youth is a public health issue requiring ongoing prevention efforts. Denver Public Health is leading the way in developing "upstream" prevention efforts by engaging community members and youth in all phases of its prevention work. Current efforts acknowledge that we all have a role in prevention. By working together, we can help build a thriving community for Denver where all youth have the opportunity to attain their highest level of health. 

Join key leaders, youth and community partners in our city to support this important work:

Public Health Services in Denver

Denver Public Health partners with Denver Environmental Health to provide comprehensive public health services for the City and County of Denver. Visit Denver Environmental Health’s website for information about food safety inspections, environmental protection, animal protection, the medical examiner’s office, public health inspections, and more.