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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.
  2. 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.
  3. Health Equity Visual

    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.
  4. Gonorrhea

    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.
  5. World AIDS Day logo

    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.
  6. Communities that Care Logo

    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.
  7. World Diabetes Day Logo

    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.
  11. Overdose Awareness Day ribbons

    August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day

    Jefferson County Public Health reminds you that overdose can affect anyone — and it is preventable. Read more.
  12. School bus

    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.
  13. Bat

    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.
  14. WIC Award ceremony

    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.
  16. NFP DAISY Award ceremony

    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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    Summer is mosquito season – Fight the Bite to prevent West Nile virus

    As you hit the pool, park or patio for the Fourth of July and other celebrations this summer, remember it’s more than just summertime, it’s mosquito season. That means an increased risk of exposure to West Nile virus. Read more.
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    Rabies found in first Jefferson County bat and 17th skunk

    Skunk rabies continues to be a concern in Jefferson County with the 17th skunk testing positive for rabies in 2017. Read more.
  19. Full-scale emergency exercise begins tomorrow

    Emergency planners, responders and volunteers throughout Colorado will be participating in a three-day, full-scale exercise June 15 through 17 designed to test community response procedures during a health crisis. Read more.
  20. Prevent Animal-Borne Diseases This Summer

    As families prepare for camping, barbecuing and other outdoor fun this Memorial Day Weekend, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) wishes to remind everyone to put safety at the top of their checklist. Read more.
  21. Support Someone You Care About with Quitting Tobacco this Mother’s Day

    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is encouraging everyone to take a step towards a healthier lifestyle this Mother’s Day, May 14, 2017. Read more.
  22. #VaccinesWork to Fight Disease and Keep Entire Communities Healthy

    Nearly 500 Colorado children were hospitalized with vaccine-preventable diseases in 2015, according to a report released in February by the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition. Read more.
  23. A Skunk found at Stott Elementary School in Arvada Tests Positive for Rabies

    Another skunk has tested positive for rabies in Jefferson County, Colorado. This one was found on the property at Stott Elementary School, 6600 Yank Way in Arvada. Read more.
  24. Communities in Jefferson County, Colorado, are Taking Youth Tobacco Prevention Seriously

    The City of Golden is making good on its initiative to protect youth from tobacco by holding tobacco retailers accountable to the City’s non-cigarette tobacco retailer licensing law. Read more.
  25. Rabies Confirmed in a Skunk Found in Lakewood

    A skunk collected in Lakewood near Wadsworth and 16th Avenue was infected with rabies, according to lab results from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Read more.
  26. Celebrate National Public Health Week by learning more about JCPH

    From immunizations to restaurant inspections, from early childhood health to emergency preparedness, the programs at Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) affect our communities each day. Read more.
  27. Edgewater WIC Clinic Moves to Wheat Ridge

    JCPH announced that it will be moving its Edgewater WIC clinic to its new location at the Jeffco Family Health Services Center, 7495 W. 29th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. Read more.
  28. HUD Bans Smoking in Public Housing

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has implemented new rules mandating smoke-free policies in all public housing by July 30, 2018. Read more.
  29. JCPH recognizes the 2016 Public Health Champions of the Year

    Each year during National Public Health Week, April 3-9, 2017, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) honors some of the people who work to prevent illness and promote health in our communities. Read more.
  30. “The Raising of America” Screening Raise Awareness on Early Childhood Health

    Three screenings and facilitated discussions of the documentary will be held in Jefferson County in April and are free and open to the public. Read more.
  31. Rabies Confirmed in a Skunk Found in Wheat Ridge

    First animal to test positive for rabies in Jefferson County in 2017...Vaccinate your pets and avoid contact with wild animals. Read more.
  32. Time to schedule your annual water well checkup!

    Just as you check your furnace or smoke detector batteries seasonally, spring is a good season to have an annual water well checkup before the peak water use season begins. Read more.
  33. “Put Your Best Fork Forward” March is National Nutrition Month

    Jefferson County Public Health and the JCPH WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program encourage everyone to “Put Your Best Fork Forward” for this year’s National Nutrition Month®. Read more.
  34. Teaming Up to Keep Youth Hydrated

    The pink water bottle Emmy Adams, a junior at Golden High School, carries around isn’t just a way to stay hydrated. It’s a chance for change. Read more.
  35. New Report Shows High Cost of Vaccine-Preventable Disease

    Local health departments in the Denver metro area work to increase vaccination rates in our communities as an important and lifesaving public health practice. Read more.
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