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Denver Public Health Annual Report

2016 Denver Public Health Annual Report

Download a copy of our 2016 Denver Public Health Annual Report, “A Report to the Community,” to learn about how we collaborate with partners to fulfill our mission of improving health with our community.

A Letter from Our Director

Denver Public Health, a mission-driven health department that is part of Denver Health and Hospital Authority, is focused on improving health with our entire community. As such, our 2016 Denver Public Health Annual Report highlights collaborative activities, not programmatic statistics, to illustrate how we are working with partners throughout the Denver metro area to address issues that impact health.

The wide range of services we offer promote health while also preventing illness and injury. We know that encouraging positive health behaviors while also addressing social and economic barriers to health today will lead to improved health, fewer sick days taken, and reduced health care costs in the future.

Achieving significant change requires an investment in community partnerships. It also demands that we meet people where they are, so we can give them the resources they need (not that we think they need) to overcome the real barriers to achieving optimal health. Together we can do more to reduce health inequities and achieve our vision that Denver is a healthy community for all people.

Thank you for your partnership in our work,

William Burman, MD

Executive Director, Denver Public Health