About Denver Public Health

Denver Public Health is an innovative, nationally recognized health department that collaborates with Denver's Department of Public Health and Environment and many other partners to inform, educate, offer services and promote policy change to make Denver a healthy community for all people. Through our combined programs, Denver residents have access to high-quality public health services in clinical and community settings.

Our services include the following:

In March of 2017 Denver Public Health and Denver’s Department of Public Health and Environment received national public health accreditation recognizing the high-quality public health services provided to the city and county of Denver. 

Denver Public Health's Mission, Vision & Values

Mission

Improving health with our community

Vision

Denver is a healthy community for all people.

Core Values

  • Continuous Improvement and Innovation
  • Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Equity

Notable Achievements

  • Read our 2017 Denver Public Health Annual Report, "Leveraging Partnerships and Engaging the Community to Improve the Health For All", to learn about how we are working with partners from across the region to make Denver a healthy community for all people.
  • Read 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.
  • Denver Public Health and Denver's Department of Public Health and Environment received national accreditation for the City and County of Denver through the Public Health Accreditation Board in March 2017.
  • Denver Public Health was recognized as a founding partner of the Colorado Healthy Hospital Compact on November 14, 2014.
  • Denver Public Health was named 2013 Local Health Department of the Year by the National Association of County and City Health Officials. (NACCHO)
  • Denver Public Health received a "Model Practice Award" at the 2012 Annual conference of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)