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Aug 17, 2018

The Bloomberg Mayors Challenge: So, What Exactly is a Real-Time Air-Quality Monitor, Anyway?

Over the past decade, air-quality sensors have become more user-friendly and cheaper, so anyone can purchase a home monitoring system to check their indoor air quality. Our air-quality monitors quantify and assess air pollution, in an effort to determine the variables that contribute to poor air quality and to better inform decisions that could alter the effects on children diagnosed with asthma.

Aug 14, 2018

The Bloomberg Mayors Challenge: Why real-time air-quality data monitoring is especially important for Denver

Children get just one chance to grow a healthy set of lungs, which means that addressing the issues surrounding asthma at the earliest grades can go a long way toward mitigating the effects of poor air quality.

Aug 13, 2018

Denver’s Goal for Bloomberg Mayors Challenge: Lessen the Effects of Poor Air Quality on Asthma in Children

Imagine that there was a way to monitor and evaluate air quality in schools so that teachers, administrators, and even the students themselves would be able to assess the risks at any given time and take appropriate measures to lessen exposure, as well as help inform policy decisions on a community-wide basis using environmental, health, and economic data.

Jun 28, 2018

Denver Releases Action Plan to Reduce Wasted Food, Feed More Residents in Need

– The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) announced today the release of its Food Action Plan, a set of strategic projects to increase food equity in the city.

Jun 25, 2018

Ensuring a Safe, Enjoyable July 4th for People and Pets

Fireworks will soon light up the sky across the Denver metro area in celebration of Independence Day. These dazzling displays are beautiful and thrilling for people but they’re not so fun for pets.

Jun 06, 2018

Denver Animal Protection Offers Free Adult Cat Adoptions in June

In honor of this month’s dinosaur-packed blockbuster sequel release, Denver Animal Protection (DAP) is waiving all adoption fees for cats one year and older.

Jun 01, 2018

Denver Animal Protection Warns Residents About Dangers of Leaving Pets Unattended in Hot Vehicles

As temperatures across Denver are expected to hit the high 80s today, Denver Animal Protection is reminding residents of the dangers of leaving pets unattended in hot vehicles.

Jun 01, 2018

Any Street Grocery Hosting Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Tomorrow city officials will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for Any Street Grocery (ASG), a mobile grocery store that provides Denver residents access to healthy and affordable foods. ASG is the first mobile market of its kind in the Denver area, and the ribbon cutting celebrates ASG expanding to other location stops.

May 24, 2018

Denver Medical Examiner Relocates to New, Larger Facility

Today Denver Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Mayor Brendan Hanlon, District 7 City Councilmember Jolon Clark, Department of Public Health & Environment Executive Director Bob McDonald, and Chief Medical Examiner James Caruso M.D., hosted the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new Denver Office of the Medical Examiner located at 500 Quivas St.

May 24, 2018

Denver Medical Examiner Hosting Grand Opening Ceremony for New Facility

Today city officials will host the grand opening of the new, 29,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Denver Office of the Medical Examiner (OME) facility.

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Denver Environmental Health partners with Dener Public Health to provide services related to birth and death certificates, clinical care, and educatinal opportunities, among others. 

Denver Public Health & Environment is a member of the Metro Denver Partnership for Health, a collaboration among the public health agencies serving the seven-county Denver metropolitan region made up of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson Counties. Nearly 3 million Coloradans, 60 percent of the state’s population, live in the Metro region. The Partnership collaborates with regional leaders in health care, human services, behavioral health, environment, philanthropy, education, business, local government and others to achieve its goals of advancing health equity across the region. In 2016, the Partnership identified four priority areas of focus including data sharing, healthy eating and active living, behavioral health, and partner alignment and formalized its approach to collaboration in the Metro Denver Partnership for Health Roadmap. Download the Roadmap  


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