Denver Public Health News

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.

Spotlight on Health

Free Hepatitis A Vaccine Clinic

Hepatitis A cases are on the rise in Denver. In recent months, we are seeing higher than usual numbers of Hepatitis A among men who have sex with men and people experiencing homelessness. Get a free vaccine to prevent Hepatitis A at the following clinic.
  • Denver Rescue Mission (Nov. 16: 2 to 4 p.m.)


Public Health Services in Denver

Together Denver Public Health and Denver Environmental Health provide comprehensive, high-quality public health services for the City and County of Denver. Visit Denver Environmental Health’s website for information about food safety inspections, environmental protection, animal protection, the medical examiner’s office, public health inspections, and more.