Denver Public Health News

First of Its Kind Firearm Injury Report Published for Denver

Suicides Comprise Majority of Firearm-Related Deaths

In August 2017, Denver Public Health released "The Epidemiology of Firearm Injuries in Denver", a report presenting information about firearm-related injuries and deaths in the City and County of Denver, focusing primarily on the period between 2011 and 2015. While similar analyses have occurred at the state and national level, this is the first report of its kind describing fatal and non-fatal firearm injury data for Denver. Read the full report.


2016 Denver Public Health Annual Report

Denver Public Health, a mission-driven health department that is part of Denver Health and Hospital Authority, is focused on improving health with our community. Our newly published 2016 Annual Report, “A Report to the Community,” speaks to this mission by highlighting collaborative work we are doing to address existing and emerging population level health issues. Read the full 2016 Denver Public Health Annual Report online.

Spotlight on Health

Presentation Available from Denver Public Health Grand Rounds

View the slides from our Grand Rounds Presentation: “A Public Health Approach to Stopping the Revolving Door of Violence”

View the slides from our September Grand Rounds Presentation with Rochelle Dicker, MD about the successful methods used by the Wraparound Project, a hospital-based violence intervention program stopping the revolving door of violent injuries in San Francisco.

Public Health Services in Denver

Denver Public Health partners with Denver Environmental Health to provide comprehensive 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.