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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.
  9. 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.
  13. 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 and Jeffco Public Schools working to reduce vaping among Jeffco Youth

    Gov. John Hickenlooper was joined by medical experts and leaders from various Colorado health organizations on Nov. 2 to announce new efforts to address Colorado’s teen vaping crisis. The announcement comes as teen vaping reaches epidemic proportions. Read more.
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    JCPH welcomes new Board of Health member

    Jefferson County Public Health is proud to welcome Evergreen resident, athletic trainer and longtime community health advocate Caroline Szuch as the newest member of the Jefferson County Board of Health. Read more.
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    Flu shots now available at JCPH clinic

    Last year’s flu season was the worst the U.S. has seen in years. The best way to protect yourself — and others — from influenza is to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Flu shots are now available at the Jefferson County Public Health clinic. Read more.
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    Resilient Communities Are Key to Emergency Preparedness

    This September, for National Preparedness Month and on the five-year anniversary of catastrophic flooding in Colorado, JCPH encourages every family, neighborhood and community to look at how they can be more resilient and prepared in emergencies. Read more.
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    This SepticSmart Week, Keep Your System Running Smoothly

    In Jefferson County, an estimated 23,000 homes have onsite wastewater treatment systems, or septic systems. A well-maintained septic system, just like every other system in your home, requires upkeep and monitoring. Read more.
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    JCPH to hold End Overdose Jeffco

    To showcase the wide-reaching impact and gravity of this topic, as well as to remember the lives lost and in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, JCPH is hosting End Overdose Jeffco, an interactive and informational event, on Aug. 29, 2018. Read more.
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    Erase Vaccine-Preventable Diseases This School Year

    Ensuring children receive the right vaccines at the right times is one of the most important steps parents and caregivers can take toward ensuring their long-term health. Back-to-school season is the perfect time for families to schedule immunizations. Read more.
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    Jeffco WIC to offer Jeffco Breastfeeds Mini Fair

    Many moms and families struggle with breastfeeding. Jeffco WIC is hosting its second annual Jeffco Breastfeeds Mini Fair, to offer them support and to help normalize and celebrate breastfeeding. Read more.
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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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    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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