Press Release

CDPHE to send text and email reminders to Coloradans 65 years and older about flu vaccines

With hospitalizations rising in Colorado, get your flu vaccine to ensure hospital capacity

STATEWIDE (November 9, 2022) — Beginning today, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will send text and email reminders to approximately 517,000 Coloradans 65 years and older whose records in the Colorado Immunization Information System show they may be due for their annual flu vaccine. State health officials are working to increase flu vaccine uptake statewide as this flu season could be more severe than we have seen in years. 

The state offers free mammograms to help Coloradans stay up to date on a life-saving cancer test

(REMOTE) October 27, 2022: In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the State of Colorado is encouraging Coloradans to stay up to date on mammograms so they can find breast cancer early when it’s easiest to treat. Life-saving mammograms are available for free to individuals who qualify through the Women’s Wellness Connection program, which operates at more than 100 clinics across the state.

Colorado to expand monkeypox vaccination eligibility to include people whose sexual partners meet current criteria

Vaccines available statewide; mobile vaccination clinics continue

STATEWIDE (October 20, 2022) — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is expanding its monkeypox vaccine eligibility criteria to include people whose sexual partners meet any of the other current criteria for vaccination.

The Front Range Waste Diversion enterprise releases seventh grant funding opportunity with up to $4M in funding for Community Zero Waste recycling and recovery projects

REMOTE (October 13, 2022): The Front Range Waste Diversion Enterprise and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are pleased to announce their seventh grant cycle to support projects with significant waste diversion impacts in the Front Range of Colorado. Eligible applicants include government agencies, private companies (haulers, remanufacturers, material recycling facilities, etc.), educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. 

CDPHE, federal food program partners delivered nearly 1 million meals to seniors during the pandemic

Denver, (October 10, 2022): The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and adult day care facilities across the state partnered to deliver nearly 1 million meals to seniors during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic from April 2020 to December 2021, according to new data released by the department today.