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Sept. 2018 Issue Denver Vital Signs: Paid Family and Medical Leave

Paid Family leave quote from Denver business owner

Family-friendly employment practices, such as Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) are increasingly promoted to ensure employee and community health. Learn about the benefits of PFML and local trends in the Denver metro area in our latest issue of Denver Vital Signs.


DPH Grand Rounds: Social Health Information Exchange

Oct. 2018 DPH Grand Rounds DetailsHealth equity is achieved when all people, regardless of who they are or where they live, have the opportunity to live the longest and highest quality of life possible. However, community services like behavioral health, medical care, human services, and public health are complex, fragmented and difficult to navigate. 

Join us on Oct. 11 for a lecture and discussion with Michael Klinkman, MD, MS, about Social Health Information Exchange, a bridge to connect health care delivery and the real-life circumstances in which people live, work and play—the social determinants of health that contribute to our nation’s high health costs. Learn more about the event and register.


2017 Denver Public Health Annual Report Now Available

Leveraging Partnerships and Engaging the Community to Improve Health for All

Denver Public Health is an innovative, nationally recognized health department that is focused on improving health with our community. Our newly published 2017 Denver Public Health Annual Report, "Leveraging Partnerships and Engaging the Community to Improve Health for All" features partnership from across the region that are moving us closer to achieving our vision that Denver is a healthy community for all people. 

Read the full 2017 Denver Public Health Annual Report online.

DPH 2017 Annual Report


Hepatitis C Cases Spike among Young People in Denver

Testing and prevention practices encouraged as increase tied to opioid epidemic

According to data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment the number of hepatitis C cases among 21-30 year olds in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver and Douglas counties has nearly tripled over the past four years, from 91 cases in 2012 to 255 cases in 2016. Last year alone, the number of cases among young people increased by more than 65  percent—up from 151 cases in 2015.

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.