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April 2018 Issue of Denver Vital Signs

How Does Climate Change Affect Health in Denver?


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.

February 2018 Issue of Denver Vital Signs

Mental Health, Stress Play Significant Role in Health of Denver Youth

Read the latest issue of Denver Vital Signs, published February 13, focusing on how mental health and stress play a significant role in the health of Denver youth.


2017 Denver Youth Health Assessment Examines Opportunities, Threats Facing Local Youth

Community health data provides insights on how to better support youth health

Be Healthy Denver, a joint effort between the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment, Denver Public Health and several partner organizations throughout the city, today released the 2017 Denver Youth Health Assessment, the city’s first report focused specifically on evaluating youth health in Denver. The release follows a year-long effort that involved collecting and analyzing input from more than 400 youth ages 15 to 25 and 21 youth-serving organizations.

Alarming Increase of Gonorrhea Rates Reported in Denver

Urgent need for testing, treatment, and prevention efforts

Recent data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment show that the number of gonorrhea cases in the Denver metro area has increased significantly among young people, especially in people under the age of 30. From 2012 - 2016 infection rates increased 97 percent in Colorado, and five Denver metro counties (Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson) accounted for 63 percent of all gonorrhea cases in Colorado.