Community & Behavioral Health

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Community & Behavioral Health (CBH) empowers Denver’s communities to live better, longer by informing, educating, and empowering the community to live a healthy lifestyle, to reduce chronic disease through awareness and prevention programs, and to implement population-based strategies that address social determinants of health. CBH also works to reduce barriers to accessing mental and physical health care. CBH is committed to creating and advocating for equal opportunities for all to grow, develop, and live life to its fullest potential.


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2020 Model Practice Award

NACCHO's Model Practice Award 

The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) was honored with the 2020 Model Practice Award by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). The award celebrates local health departments for developing programs that demonstrate exemplary and replicable best practices in response to a critical local public health need. DDPHE’s Fentanyl Early Warning Systemwas one of 21 local health department programs to receive NACCHO’s prestigious Model Practice Award.


Silver Medal Award

CityHealth Awards Denver Silver Medal 

The priorities of Denver’s Department of Public Health & Environment continue to garner recognition, as CityHealth -- an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente – once again awarded Denver a Silver Medal based on its significant strides in such evaluated areas as indoor air quality, access to healthy food, safely navigable streets, safer alcohol sales, and curbing tobacco use among youth and young adults.

CityHealth releases its annual updated assessment of how the nation's 40 largest cities fare when it comes to policies that can make real, lasting impacts in people's everyday quality of life, based on the number and strength of policies, using measurable metrics and with a track record of bipartisan support. In its 2020 annual report, CityHealth awarded the Silver Medal to Denver for the second year in a row, based on the city receiving five or more gold or silver medals across each of nine policies. Denver is one of 13 cities out of the 40 to receive a Silver Medal rating, based on its four Gold Medals in the categories of Earned Sick Leave, Safer Alcohol Sales, Tobacco 21, and Smoke Free Indoor Air, as well as two Silver Medals for Complete Streets and Healthy Food Procurement, and two Bronze Medals for High-Quality Accessible Pre-Kindergarten and Affordable Housing/Inclusionary Zoning.

Read the full report here.

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Denver Department of Public Health & Environment
Community & Behavioral Health
101 W Colfax Ave., 7th Floor
Denver, CO 80202

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