Health Information and Reports for Denver
Denver Public Health plays an important role in collecting, monitoring, and sharing public health data and information about the City and County of Denver with public health-focused agencies, community organizations and the general public.
In this role our epidemiologists and data specialists:
- Collect and analyze data from many different sources to help our team and community partners decide where to focus public health efforts and to understand why conditions, behaviors and disease occur.
- Watch for public health trends, like an increase in the number of whooping cough cases, so we can quickly educate the public and help control the spread of disease when an outbreak occurs.
- Use health data as a measurement tool to evaluate if the work we and community partners are doing is making a difference.
While Denver Public Health serves as a data hub, the information we generate is used and shared with people, partners and organizations throughout the Denver community who are also focused on improving public health.
Resources and Commonly Requested Information
Denver Public Health and Denver Environmental Health recently released the
2014 Health of Denver Report – Denver’s new community health assessment. The 2014 Health of Denver Report identified three underlying themes regarding
the state of health in Denver: equity, prevention, and importance of place. Visit BeHealthyDenver.org to download a copy of the report, as well as graphics and data presented in it.
Denver Public Health Declaration of Readiness to Receive Syndromic Surveillance Data
December 26, 2013
Denver Public Health is currently accepting electronic syndromic surveillance data from eligible hospitals, in Denver County,
seeking Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU2) incentive payments. Three types of ongoing electronic data submission (i.e., syndromic surveillance
immunizations and reportable laboratory results) are mandatory objectives for eligible Denver hospitals under MU2. This notice deals only with
syndromic surveillance data submission.
Denver Public Health is proactively reaching out to Denver hospitals to invite participation in syndromic surveillance data submission to a
secure website (maintained by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials). Denver hospitals that intend to meet MU2 public Health
syndromic surveillance data transmission objective must register their intent to do so through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website within 60 days of their MU2 reporting period. Denver Public Health will facilitate hospitals testing and validating data
transmission and provide acknowledgments to Denver hospitals that achieve ongoing syndromic surveillance data submission. Instructions on how
hospitals send data will be sent once hospitals register their intent. Transmission of syndromic surveillance data may be done through the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization. You may also contact Amelia Reinkensmeyer at email@example.com or (720) 285-3219.
For hospitals in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties wishing to participate in syndromic surveillance efforts, please visit Tri-County HealthDepartment's website or contact Yushiuan Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (720) 200-1481.
Hospitals outside Adams, Arapahoe, Denver and Douglas counties are not currently required to submit syndromic surveillance data. For more
information or to request and exemption letter, please contact Andrew Horvath at email@example.com or (303) 692-2025.