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State health department to hold public meeting to discuss fenceline monitoring plans for Suncor Refinery and other facilities on Sept. 28

REMOTE (Sept. 23, 2021): The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will be holding a virtual public meeting on Sept. 28 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss new fenceline air quality monitoring plans

Colorado recognized for innovative suicide prevention work in special issue of Preventive Medicine journal

Denver, (September 17, 2021): Colorado’s innovative suicide prevention efforts are in the spotlight this week and are featured in the “Preventive Medicine” journal. In a special issue dedicated to National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the Education Development Center, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and the University of Rochester Medical Center released “The Colorado National Collaborative: A Public Health Approach to Suicide Prevention.” 

Colorado hospitals join state health compact to improve nutrition

Denver, (September 16, 2021): Yesterday, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recognized 14 hospitals involved with the Colorado Healthy Hospital Compact, an agreement by hospitals to promote breastfeeding and offer healthier food and beverage options in cafeterias, vending machines, and patient menus. This work helps to develop a culture of wellness and contributes to the state's goal of making Colorado the healthiest state.

Colorado hospitals join state health compact to improve nutrition

Denver, (September 16, 2021): Yesterday, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recognized 14 hospitals involved with the Colorado Healthy Hospital Compact, an agreement by hospitals to promote breastfeeding and offer healthier food and beverage options in cafeterias, vending machines, and patient menus. This work helps to develop a culture of wellness and contributes to the state's goal of making Colorado the healthiest state.

2022 National Radon Video and Poster Contests Now Open to Colorado Students

(REMOTE) Sept. 8, 2021 - The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment invites students to participate in the 2022 National Radon Video and Poster contests. Students have the opportunity to creatively educate people about indoor radon risks, win cash prizes, and have their artwork and videos distributed across the state or country. Entries must be received by November 20. 

State health department debuts a new advanced mobile air monitoring and leak detection van

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 18, 2021
Contact: Andrew Bare, 720-425-2736 (mobile), andrew.bare@state.co.us

 

REMOTE (Aug. 18): Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment now has a new mobile air monitoring van, which gives the department another advanced tool for monitoring emissions across the state and detecting fugitive emissions and leaks from oil and gas operations and other facilities.