Denver Public Health News

Registration Open for Sbarbaro Lecture in Public Health

RSVP to attend “Can We Achieve Health Equity without Addressing the Criminal Justice System?”

Please join us on April 12 for a presentation and discussion with Emily Wang, MD, MAS, about the health of individuals, families, and communities whose lives have been affected by mass incarceration and the work of the Transitions Clinic Network, a national consortium of primary care clinics which employ formerly incarcerated individuals to work as community health workers to mitigate and prevent the health impacts of mass incarceration. 

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.
Spotlight on Health

Denver Youth Kicking Butts on Wednesday, March 21

Youth Activists Invite Denver to Join Them at Special 16th Street Mall Event

On March 21, Denver Public Health the Office of Denver City Council President Albus Brooks will host an interactive booth on the 16th Street Mall featuring giveaways, educational materials, games and more. There will be information about tobacco-free living and the recent 16th Street Mall "Breathe Easy" campaign. Youth will also have a pledge available for the public to join them to leave messages expressing how they feel about, or have been affected by, tobacco. 

Kick Butts Day is an annual celebration of youth leadership and activism in the fight against tobacco use.

March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

One in four people living with HIV is a woman. Whether your test shows that you are HIV negative or positive, you will have the information you need to begin making important decisions to keep you healthy. Find an HIV and STD testing site near you.