Public Health & Environment

Sloan’s Lake is open as of Friday, Sept. 10: After experiencing a blue-green algae bloom for the past two months, we have observed improvements in water quality, color, pH and oxygen levels, and have determined it is safe to reopen the lake to human recreation including hand-launched vessels. Pets should still remain OUT of the water. Algae levels are low, but dogs may ingest water and are therefore more susceptible to toxins.

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Empowering Denver's Communities to Live Better, Longer

The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) is Denver’s nationally accredited public health agency. We empower Denver’s communities to live better, longer by providing people with opportunities that support their well-being and by improving services that enrich our community.

The divisions of DDPHE are Administration, Animal Protection, Community & Behavioral Health, Environmental Quality, Office of the Medical Examiner, and Public Health Investigations. 


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 Our Partners

Denver Public Health

Denver Public Health & Environment partners with Denver Public Health to provide services related to birth and death certificates, clinical care, and educational opportunities, among others. 

Metro Denver Partnership for Health

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.

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101 W. Colfax Ave., Suite 800
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 720-865-5484
Fax: 720-865-5530
Email: DDPHEinformation@Denvergov.org


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