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Community Health Promotion

The mission of the Health Promotion Division (HPD) of Denver Public Health is to make sustainable changes that achieve optimal health by investing in Denver communities. The HPD provides population level services which further our efforts to prevent chronic diseases and unintentional injuries, provide tobacco prevention and education services, and to promote maternal, child and youth health

We accomplish our goals by leading collaborative changes in policy, systems and environments that result in improved health and by responding innovatively with programs that meet community needs. The HPD has a strong commitment to community involvement in order to achieve health equity in the Denver metro area.

Health Promotion News

Denver Parents Share Own Views on Safe Routes to School in New Video

Did you know that in 1969, 87 percent of children living within one mile of school walked or biked? Today fewer than 15 percent do so. There are many reasons for this, one of which is not having a safe way to get to school by foot or bike.

Photo Voice March 2014, a video from Denver Public Health, starts a new conversation about encouraging Safe Routes to School by sharing words and images submitted by Denver parents about why they do, or don’t, allow their kids to walk or bike to school. Check out the video below and share it with your family, friends and colleagues to raise awareness about the importance of making walking and biking the easy choice for Denver students.