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Denver Public Health Named a U.S TB Elimination Champion by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Conjunction with World TB Day 2017

Early Detection a Key Factor in Eliminating Tuberculosis in Colorado

In conjunction with  World TB Day (March 24), Denver Public Health’s Denver Metro Tuberculosis (TB) Program has been named a 2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention U.S. TB Elimination Champion for its work to prevent and control TB through expanded and early testing for TB infection. 

Denver Achieves National Public Health Accreditation

Designation demonstrates commitment to service, value, and accountability to Denver residents

The City & County of Denver, Department of Environmental Health and Denver Public Health today announced the achievement of national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board.

Denver Youth Kicking Butts on Wednesday, March 15

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

On March 15, the Denver Public Health youth advisors and team will host an interactive booth on the 16th Street Mall featuring giveaways, educational materials, a community pledge, games, trivia and more! Youth will also have an art wall (canvas and paint) available for the public to join them and leave a message 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.

Who: Denver Public Health Youth Advisors

What: Interactive Kick Butts Day Booth on the 16th Street Mall

When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017; 10 a.m.

Where: 16th Street Mall, 16th Street. Denver, CO. (Between Glenarm Place and Welton Street)

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Safe Sleep for Babies

According to data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, sleep-related deaths in infants are now the leading cause of death for children in Colorado.

One way to reduce infant deaths is for parents and caregivers to know and follow safe sleep habits for infants.


March 23: Denver Public Health Grand Rounds

"Achieving Health Equity to Eliminate Tuberculosis" presented by Dr. Michelle Haas

Tuberculosis is the leading infectious disease killer globally; however, it is also preventable and can be stopped by addressing healthcare inequities.

Please join us for Dr. Michelle Haas' lecture and a Q & A session about how best to eliminate the burden of TB by creating a framework to address health disparities in our community. Space is limited, reserve your seat today. This event has been approved for 1.0 nursing contact hours.