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    Local Public Health Agencies Launch Campaign Challenging Parents to Keep Measles Out of Colorado

    A new campaign aimed at protecting young children against measles launched this week. The goal of the campaign, Keep Measles Out, is to get more kindergarteners vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). Read more.
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    JCPH workforce gets vaccinated against the flu, encourages public to do the same

    Flu season is here, and JCPH is encouraging everyone to get their annual flu vaccine as soon as possible. But the organization isn’t just telling community members to take action — county public health employees are getting vaccinated, too. Read more.
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    Three counties work together to address suicide rates, find solutions

    In Jefferson County, suicide is the seventh leading cause of death, with rates higher than the national average. Suicide doesn’t discriminate – people of all ages, races and ethnicities, genders and walks of life are affected by it. Read more.
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    Jeffco Inmate Diagnosed with Hepatitis A

    This morning public health nurses from Jefferson County Public Health are administering post-exposure vaccinations to inmates who may have come into contact with the affected inmate since the inmate was booked into the jail in early August. Read more.
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    Human Services and Public Health look to improve services for homeless population in Jeffco

    Both departments, along with many organizations throughout the community, are joining together to better understand the impact of homelessness in our community and identify ways to best serve community members who are experiencing homelessness. Read more.
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    Public Health Officials Urge Parents to Make Sure Kindergartners are Up-to-Date on Vaccinations

    Public health officials representing Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties are calling on parents and caregivers to keep measles out of Colorado by making sure kindergartners are vaccinated before school starts. Read more.
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    At 3rd Annual Jeffco Breastfeeds Mini Fair, WIC Celebrates Strength in Support

    Jeffco WIC is hosting the third annual Jeffco Breastfeeds Mini Fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2019, at JCPH, 645 Parfet Street. We invite all families – breastfeeding or not – to come join us for a day of games, prizes and more. Read more.
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    Coloradans Now More Protected Than Ever by Clean Indoor Air Act

    The Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act, which already prohibited smoking indoors in most public places and workplaces, has been updated to include vaping. This expansion was effective as of this Monday, July 1, 2019. Read more.
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    Get Tested – On Your Terms – for 25th Annual Natl. HIV Testing Day

    June 27, 2019 is National HIV Testing Day, and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is encouraging everyone to learn their HIV status, their way. Read more.
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    Moving this Summer? 10 Tips to Ensure Your Space is Healthy and Safe

    It’s peak moving season in Jeffco, as residents seek out new spaces to settle in and call home. JCPH has tips for making sure the place you live is healthy and safe. Read more.
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    JCPH wants community to talk about mental health, access resources

    When we talk about our health, we often first consider the health of our bodies, but the health of our minds is just as important. That’s why this Mental Health Month, JCPH is encouraging everyone to talk about their mental well-being. Read more.
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    JCPH Awards Public Health Champions & Releases 2018 Report to the Community

    For National Public Health Week, JCPH recognized members of the community who are working tirelessly alongside us to ensure Jefferson County is the healthiest, safest place to live and visit as it can be. These are the 2018 Public Health Champions. Read more.
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    JCPH Awarded National Accreditation Status by the Public Health Accreditation Board

    Jefferson County Public Health today announced that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. JCPH is one of only eight health departments in Colorado (out of 54) and only 300 nationwide to become accredited. Read more.
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    First Rabies-Positive Skunk of 2019 Found in Jefferson County

    A skunk found in the foothills area of unincorporated Jefferson County, near I-70 and Paradise Road, has tested positive for rabies. This is the first animal to test positive for rabies in Jefferson County in 2019. Read more.
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    Edgewater Raises Age for Sale of Tobacco to 21 and Increases Smoke/Vapor-Free Protections

    On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, the Edgewater City Council voted unanimously to raise the minimum legal sale age for tobacco products in Edgewater from 18 to 21. Read more.
  16. National Groundwater Awareness Week 2019

    Test your water and pledge to “Do More with Less!” for National Groundwater Awareness Week

    Though it doesn’t always feel like it, Colorado’s climate is a relatively dry one, with limited water resources. This Groundwater Awareness Week, JCPH wants to remind county residents that our water is precious, finite and worth protecting. Read more.
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    Lakewood Passes Ordinance to Keep Tobacco Out of the Hands of Youth

    On Jan. 28, 2019, the Lakewood City Council unanimously passed a non-cigarette tobacco retailer licensing ordinance designed to protect youth from tobacco. Once effective, it will make Lakewood the largest community in CO to license tobacco retailers. Read more.
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    JCPH launches Healthy Start at Home program to help more families

    Becoming a mother is a stressful time, and moms-to-be often need extra support. A new program at Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) called Healthy Start at Home aims to fill that need for pregnant women in Jefferson County. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Public Health celebrates its 60th anniversary

    In 2019, JCPH is celebrating its 60th Anniversary of service to the people of Jefferson County. We pride ourselves in our mission to promote and protect health across the lifespan through prevention, education and partnerships for all people. Read more.
  20. National Radon Action Month

    County and municipal agencies partner to spread awareness about radon testing

    This January in Jefferson County, nine government agencies have come together to recognize the significant effect radon gas can have on our health and in our homes. JCPH is also giving free radon test kits to Jeffco residents while supplies last. Read more.
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    Community members invited to open house to discuss local air emissions

    Representatives from JCPH, CDPHE, the U.S. EPA and Terumo BCT Sterilization Services, Inc., will participate in an open house Tuesday, Dec. 11 to answer questions from community members about ethylene oxide emissions at Terumo BCT's facility in Lakewood. Read more.
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    On World AIDS Day 2018, JCPH Encourages People to Know Their Status

    The only way to know for sure whether you have HIV is to get tested. That’s why this December, JCPH is encouraging people to learn their HIV status so they can make informed decisions about prevention and/or treatment for themselves and their loved ones. Read more.
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    JCPH Encourages Parents to Take the Healthy Drink Pledge

    As a parent, you want what’s best for your little one, head-to-toe. That means protecting their pearly whites, too. Read more.
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