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    2018 Jefferson County Community Health Needs Assessment Released

    Jefferson County Public Health, SCL Health Lutheran Medical Center and St. Anthony Hospital — Centura Health released today the 2018 Jefferson County Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). Read more.
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    First Colorado Case of Tularemia in 2018 Found in Jefferson County

    A rabbit found in the Golden/Lakewood area has died from tularemia. This is the first positive case of tularemia in Colorado in 2018, and the first positive case of tularemia in an animal in Jefferson County since 2015. Read more.
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    For Men’s Health Month — Get Healthy, Get Screened, Get Honest, Get Going

    It’s not just a stereotype — men are less likely than women to go to the doctor for their annual checkup. June is Men’s Health Month, and it’s the perfect time for us to focus on the important health issues men face. Read more.
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    First Jeffco bat to test positive for rabies in 2018 found in Lakewood

    A bat found in Lakewood, near Morrison Road and Wadsworth Boulevard, tested positive for rabies on June 13, 2018. This is the first bat to test positive for rabies in Jefferson County 2018. Read on...
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    Kick Insects — and the Diseases They Carry — to the Curb

    Before hitting the pool, hiking trail or even your backyard this summer, remember to take precautions to protect yourself from the serious diseases some bugs can carry. Read more.
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    Double Up Program Helps Families-in-Need at Jeffco Farmers Markets

    It’s farmers market season in Jeffco, and everyone should get to enjoy the sights, sounds and health benefits of the market, no matter their budget. That’s why JCPH partners with markets across the county to support the Double Up Food Bucks program. Read more.
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    JCPH Offers a Chance to Put Mom's Health First

    At Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), we value the health and well-being of our community’s mothers and mothers-to-be. That’s why this Mother’s Day (May 13), we’re celebrating the mother figures in our lives by putting them first. Read more.
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    Jefferson County agencies to hold National Rx Take Back Day events

    Several law enforcement agencies in Jefferson County will join the Drug Enforcement Administration to participate in National Rx Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Read more.
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    Working Together to Change the Future of Public Health

    During National Public Health Week, JCPH recognizes Public Health Champions of the Year and releases its 2017 Annual Report. Read more.
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    JCPH Statement Regarding the 2018 County Health Rankings

    Every year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute release the County Health Rankings. In 2018, Jefferson County was ranked as the 8th healthiest county in Colorado based on health outcomes. Read more.
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    JCPH Opens New WIC Clinic in Littleton

    Pregnant women, infants, children and their parents in South Jeffco can now receive nutrition education and breastfeeding support closer to home. Read more.
  12. National Groundwater Awareness Week

    JCPH Encourages Groundwater Users to Test Their Water

    You check your smoke detector, your furnace, your gutters and countless filters, batteries and levels in your home — all in case of emergencies. But are you checking your well water? Read more.
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    First Rabies-Positive Skunk of 2018 Found in Jefferson County

    A skunk found in Lakewood south of Hampden Avenue between Wadsworth and Kipling, near Foothills Golf Course, has tested positive for rabies. This is the first animal to test positive for rabies in Jefferson County in 2018. 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.
  15. National Radon Action Month

    JCPH To Provide Free Test Kits to Help Keep Families Safe from Dangerous Radon Gas

    In Jefferson County, about half of homes tested have high levels of radon. Radon exposure is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and there is a simple way to prevent it. Read more.
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    A New Year’s Resolution from Local Public Health: The Best Health Possible for All People

    This year, JCPH is committing to investing our time, our work and our hearts to advancing health equity in Jefferson County. Read more.
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    Alarming Increase of Gonorrhea Rates Reported in Denver

    Recent data from CDPHE show that the number of gonorrhea cases in the Denver metro area has increased significantly among young people, especially in people under the age of 30. Read more.
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    On World AIDS Day 2017, JCPH Encourages People to Get Tested for HIV

    This World AIDS Day, December 1, JCPH encourages people to get tested for HIV and to explore their options for HIV prevention. Read more.
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    JCPH Awarded Federal and State Grants to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse Before It Starts

    Every community wants to raise youth that are healthy, safe and making positive choices, including avoiding substance abuse. Now, with funding from both the national and state government, Jefferson County has more resources to do just that. Read more.
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    One in Three Adults in Colorado Have Prediabetes — And Most Don’t Know It

    In Colorado, 1,342,000 adults have prediabetes. But even though prediabetes can have serious health consequences, most people with the condition don’t even know they have it. On World Diabetes Day, know your risk. Read more.
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    JCPH Welcomes New Member to the Jefferson County Board of Health

    With a resume that includes speaking engagements with the CDC and the White House, Dr. R. Dawn Comstock is among the nation’s top public health experts. Now, JCPH is proud to announce she’ll be joining the department’s Board of Health. Read more.
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    Hepatitis C Cases Among Young Adults Spike: JCPH Encourages Prevention Practices

    Hepatitis C virus cases increased 65 percent among 21- to 30-year-olds in 10 Front-Range counties, including Jefferson County, between 2015 and 2016. Cases among this age group in Jefferson County rose nearly 32 percent. Read more.
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    Board of Health to Consider Changes in Onsite Wastewater Treatment (Septic) System Regulation

    The Jefferson County Board of Health is in the process of revising its current onsite wastewater treatment (septic) system regulations. A DRAFT of the proposed regulations was presented to the Board of Health on October 17, 2017. Read more.
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    August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day

    Jefferson County Public Health reminds you that overdose can affect anyone — and it is preventable. Read more.
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    Heading Back to School? Make Sure Your Teen is Up-to-Date on Immunizations to Stay Healthy

    Vaccines, like the HPV vaccine, can prevent harmful, preventable illnesses. Read more.
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    A Bat Found Near Normandy Elementary School Tests Positive for Rabies

    Another bat has tested positive for rabies in Jefferson County, Colorado. This one was found near Normandy Elementary School, 6750 S Kendall Blvd, Littleton, CO, 80128. Read more.
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    JCPH's Nutrition Services WIC Program Receives USDA Loving Support Gold Award of Excellence

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today awarded the Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program with the Loving Support Gold Award of Excellence. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Public Health WIC Program Spotlights Community Resources for Breastfeeding Support

    August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month and August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), an annual celebration of breastfeeding to increase breastfeeding awareness to improve the health of mothers and babies. Read more.
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    JCPH’s Valerie Carberry Receives NFP DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is honored to announce Valerie Carberry has received the NFP DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses. Read more.
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