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Denver's Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) is dedicated to advancing Denver's environmental and public health goals. DDPHE works collaboratively with city, state and community partners to conduct education, community engagement, and enforcement to ensure healthy people, healthy pets, and a sustainable environment. Our mission is to empower Denver's communities to live better, longer.


Management Team

  • Bob McDonald - Executive Director
  • Ann Cecchine-Williams - Deputy Director
  • Alice Nightengale - Director, Animal Protection
  • Lisa Straight - Director, Community & Behavioral Health Division
  • Gregg Thomas - Director, Environmental Quality Division
  • James Caruso - Director, Office of the Medical Examiner
  • Danica Lee - Director, Public Health Investigations Division
 
Our Partners

Denver Public Health & Environment partners with Denver 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.

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Media Relations

Ann Cecchine-Williams
Interim Communications Director
720-865-5427

Tammy Vigil
Manager of Media Relations
720-865-8848

 


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