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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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    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.
  22. 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.
  25. 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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