Initial Priorities: Five Health Topics

During July of 2012, the Community Health Improvement Plan Steering Committee for Be Healthy Denver selected five initial health priorities: built environment, access to care, obesity, mental health, and maternal, child, and adolescent health.  We will take these five areas to the community and ask for their input regarding their perceptions of the importance of these health topics and potential strategies for improving health in these areas.  To briefly read more about each topic read the following handout: Community Meeting Overview Materials.pdf

2011 Health Assessment of Denver

A Report on the Health Status of the Residents of Denver

The Health of Denver 2011 report was developed by the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) at the City and County of Denver and Denver Public Health (DPH), a department of the Denver Health and Hospital Authority.

The purposes of the report are to:

  • Identify important health trends in Denver
  • Show changes in health in Denver over time
  • Compare health outcomes in Denver to the state of Colorado and to national goals
  • Identify disparities in health in Denver


To produce this report, a core group of staff met over the past year. This group identified topics and data sources, engaged partners, and developed tools to assess health. A broad array of experts and community stakeholders participated in choosing the measures, identifying data sources, and recognizing key trends.

This report is divided into 14 topic areas. These include:



To view the full report, click here.  To view, download, save, or print the report, click here for the entire report or the links above for individual sections.  This report is in PDF format and you will need Adobe Reader in order to view these files. If you do not have Adobe Reader, click here for download instructions.


Other Reports

2008 Health Status Report of Denver: 2008 Health Status Report

Council District Reports

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