Press Release

Colorado recognizes state businesses for environmental leadership

Castle Rock Water awarded 2021’s top prize

REMOTE (October 12, 2021):  Colorado’s Environmental Leadership Program has awarded 154 Colorado companies with a spot on this year’s ELP membership roll. To qualify, each of these companies had to  demonstrate an impressive commitment to environmental stewardship. ELP members represent a diverse array of businesses across the state, large and small, with unique and inspiring projects to reduce their environmental impact. 

Salmonella outbreak linked to seafood 82 Cases in 14 Colorado counties

REMOTE (October 8, 2021): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in cooperation with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the FDA, is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Thompson that sickened 102 people in 14 states. Colorado was heavily impacted with 82 of the ill people living in 14 Colorado counties. The cases have been linked to seafood manufactured or processed by Northeast Seafood Products, Inc. of Denver.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment notified of stolen radioactive gauge

REMOTE(October 7, 2021): The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has been notified that a portable moisture-density gauge containing sealed sources of radioactive material has been stolen.

Geostruct Engineers, Inc. dba RMG-Rocky Mountain Group of Colorado Springs, Colorado, discovered that the gauge was missing on the morning of October 6, 2021 while it was stored at a private residence in Denver, Colorado.

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.