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Sep 9, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic makes preventing the seasonal flu more critical than ever

The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) reminds everyone that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the spread of other illnesses, such as the seasonal flu, is more critical than ever.

Sep 3, 2020

Denver Reminds Residents Not to Take a Holiday from Our Precautions Against COVID-19

As we celebrate the American Labor movement this holiday weekend, city leaders ask Denverites to do so safely as we continue our battle against COVID-19.

Sep 1, 2020

Denver’s suicide rate still rising heading into National Suicide Prevention Month

Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) is observing National Suicide Prevention Month throughout the month of September, as well as National Suicide Prevention Week September 6-12 and World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, through participation in events and programs that heighten awareness and prevent suicide in our community.

Aug 28, 2020

Denver Resident Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Denver Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) has confirmed that a Denver resident has contracted West Nile virus. The resident reported being in the mountains about three days before testing positive. But state health experts say the individual could have been infected in metro Denver or anywhere in Colorado. She did have a fever, upset stomach and aches and pains, but did not require hospitalization and her health is improving. This is the third person in Colorado to test positive for the virus in 2020.

Aug 27, 2020

As Denver’s record overdose deaths continue, DDPHE emphasizes prevention

The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment’s (DDPHE) Community & Behavioral Health (CBH) division is observing International Overdose Awareness Day on Monday, August 31 – a day of remembrance of those lost to overdose – by reminding the community of the many critical services available for people who use substances and their friends and family members. These include naloxone, harm reduction strategies, and prescription drug safety and disposal.


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