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Oct 17, 2014

Denver Emergency Preparedness Information on Ebola

While Colorado has no suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola and the risk of contracting Ebola is still very low, multiple agencies, including Denver’s Office of Emergency Management, Denver Environmental Health, Denver Public Health and Denver International Airport are working closely to monitor the spread of the disease, identify risks, and plan for the possibility of a case in the metro area.

Sep 26, 2014

Denver Solicits Applications for Sustainable Neighborhoods Program

Denver Environmental Health is soliciting applications from sustainably-minded residents and neighborhood organizations to join Denver’s Sustainable Neighborhoods Program.

Sep 11, 2014

Guidelines for Protecting Children in Child Care Facilities from Respiratory Illnesses

With the increasing number of children in the Denver area becoming sick with a severe respiratory illness, Environmental Health wants to ensure child care providers are taking the necessary precautions to protect children and staff.

Jul 17, 2014

Food Safety Recall Issued for At Home Baked Infused Brownie Mixes, Blondie Mixes, Rice Krispy Treats and Stixx Candy

The Denver Department of Environmental Health, Public Health Inspections Division is issuing a food safety recall to consumers and retailers regarding all At Home Baked infused brownie mixes, blondie mixes, rice krispy treats and Stixx candy.

Jul 9, 2014

Environmental Health Welcomes New Built Environment Administrator

Denver's Department of Environmental Health has become one of few governments in the country to create a Built Environment Administrator position to promote an interdisciplinary approach to creating and maintaining healthy communities.

Jun 26, 2014

Denver Releases Comprehensive Plan for Addressing Climate Change

The City and County of Denver today renewed its commitment to reducing emissions, while planning for the social, economic and environmental impacts of a warming planet, by releasing the city’s first Climate Adaptation Plan.

Jun 13, 2014

Climate Action Plan Community Input Sessions

The Climate Action Plan is a set of strategies intended to guide efforts for reducing climate altering greenhouse gas emissions. Environmental Quality is in the process of updating Denver's original plan from 2007, and is requesting community input.

Jun 5, 2014

Public Health Inspections Offers Food Safety Information Sessions for Marijuana Product Manufacturers and Retailers

The information sessions, held on July 16th and 17th, will address Denver's food safety regulations and how they apply to infused product manufactures, the inspection process, educational resources, agency enforcement and Q&A.

May 28, 2014

Denver Achieves First Place in 2014 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards, Receives $150,000 Program Grant

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver Environmental Health Executive Director Doug Linkhart today joined with officials from the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the American Beverage Association (ABA) in recognizing a new pilot program intended to reduce childhood obesity in West Denver childcare centers.

Apr 8, 2014

Denver installs City’s first ‘Quick’ Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

Denver Environmental Health and Denver Public Works are proud to announce the installation of Denver’s first publicly accessible Level 3, or DC Quick, charging stations for electric vehicles.