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Posted on: November 6, 2019

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

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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). This effort is a partnership between Den...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

JCPH workforce gets vaccinated against the flu, encourages public to do the same

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Flu season is here, and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is encouraging everyone to get their annual flu vaccine as soon as possible. But the organization isn’t just telling community members to ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Three counties work together to address suicide rates, find solutions

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In Jefferson County, suicide is the seventh leading cause of death, with rates higher than the national average. The effects of suicide ripple through generations, influencing children and grandchildren, parents and grandparents, as well as the lives of c...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Jeffco Inmate Diagnosed with Hepatitis A

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On Tuesday, September 10, a Jefferson County jail inmate was transported to the hospital upon complaining of stomach pain. Yesterday the inmate was diagnosed with hepatitis A. As a result of the diagnosis, the Sheriff’s Office is following publi...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Human Services and Public Health look to improve services for homeless population in Jeffco

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The health and wellbeing of all people in our community is the top priority of both Jefferson County Human Services (JCHS) and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH). As the Denver Metro area has grown in the last decade, the cost of living and housing has...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Public Health Officials Urge Parents to Make Sure Kindergartners are Up-to-Date on Vaccinations

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In the midst of the largest measles outbreak in the U.S. in nearly three decades, 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 ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

At 3rd Annual Jeffco Breastfeeds Mini Fair, WIC Celebrates Strength in Support

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Nursing parents want to be supported by the best people possible to ensure a happy, healthy experience for themselves and for baby. Jeffco WIC (the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) can hel...

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

Coloradans Now More Protected Than Ever by Clean Indoor Air Act

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Jefferson County, Colo. — 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...

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

Get Tested – On Your Terms – for 25th Annual Natl. HIV Testing Day

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June 27, 2019 is National HIV Testing Day, and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is encouraging everyone to learn their HIV status, their way.

The 2019 theme for National HIV Testing Day is “Doing It My Way,” or “Haciendolo A Mi Manera,” which highligh...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Moving this Summer? 10 Tips to Ensure Your Space is Healthy and Safe

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Jefferson County, Colo. — It’s peak moving season in Jefferson County, as residents seek out new spaces to settle in and call home. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, growing family, empty-nester looking to downsize, college student returning home or...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

JCPH wants community to talk about mental health, access resources

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Jefferson County, Colo. — 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. Our mental health affects our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Unfortunately, in Jeffer...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

JCPH Awards Public Health Champions & Releases 2018 Report to the Community

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Jefferson County, Colo. — At Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), we are on a mission to create the healthiest community possible. We are working to address the increase in youth vaping, the rise in opioid and prescription drug misuse, a growi...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

JCPH Awarded National Accreditation Status by the Public Health Accreditation Board

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), located in Lakewood, Colo., today announced that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. JCPH is one of only eight health departments ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

First Rabies-Positive Skunk of 2019 Found in Jefferson County

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Jefferson County, Colo. — 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.&...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Edgewater Raises Age for Sale of Tobacco to 21 and Increases Smoke/Vapor-Free Protections

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Jefferson County, Colo. – 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. This ordinance requires that all tobacco retailers examine ide...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

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

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Though it doesn’t always feel like it during the cold, snowy winters, Colorado’s climate is a relatively dry one, with limited water resources. This Groundwater Awareness Week (March 10-16, 2019), Je...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Lakewood Passes Ordinance to Keep Tobacco Out of the Hands of Youth

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Jefferson County, Colo. — On Monday, January 28, 2019, the Lakewood City Council unanimously passed a non-cigarette tobacco retailer licensing (NCTRL) ordinance designed to protect youth from tobacco. Tobacco retailer licensing is a proven strat...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

JCPH launches Healthy Start at Home program to help more families

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Becoming a mother is a stressful time. Between doctor’s appointments, changing health needs and the major shift in lifestyle that a baby brings, moms-to-be often need extra support without having to do extra l...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Jefferson County Public Health celebrates its 60th anniversary

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Jefferson County, Colo. — In 2019, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is celebrating its 60th Anniversary of service to the people of Jefferson County. Here at JCPH, we pride ourselves in our mission to promote and protect the health of all r...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

County and municipal agencies partner to spread awareness about radon testing

National Radon Action Month

Jefferson County, Colo. — This January in Jefferson County, nine government agencies and boards have come together to recognize the significant effect radon gas can have on our health and in our homes.

The Jefferson County Board of Health, Jeffer...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Community members invited to open house to discuss local air emissions

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LAKEWOOD, COLO. — Representatives from Jefferson County Public Health, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Terumo BCT Sterilization Services, Inc., will participate in an open ho...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

On World AIDS Day 2018, JCPH Encourages People to Know Their Status

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Since the first World AIDS Day in 1988, significant scientific, medical and societal progress has been made to prevent HIV and AIDS and care for those living with the virus. However, across the globe, 37 million people ...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

JCPH Encourages Parents to Take the Healthy Drink Pledge

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

According to a survey of about 100 parents (n=102) in the Denver metro area, led by the Healthy Beverage Partnership in 2016, the top concer...

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