Public information

Public information

See the latest news, notices, and updates from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

COVID-19 news and media resources

Stay up-to-date with the latest on COVID-19 in Colorado. You can find the following resources all in one place:

  • Press releases
  • New guidance
  • Communication materials

Media contacts

CDPHE wants to provide journalists with easy access to the information they need. Please review our media contacts for our divisions and offices. We’ve listed some of the most-asked-about topics. 

Gabi Johnston
Media Relations Manager 
(Gabi is a catch-all to help all journalists if they need extra assistance figuring out which division or office to contact.)

Air Pollution Control Division

Air quality, asbestos, indoor pollution. 


Center for Health and Environmental Data

Death data, including overdoses, suicide and firearm deaths (excluding COVID data).


Colorado Open Records Act requests 


Disease Control and Public Health Response Division

West Nile virus, COVID, RSV,  emergency disease response, state laboratory. 


COVID-19 media inquiries


Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division

Hazardous waste, statewide recycling goals, radon, Producer Responsibility Program.

Laura.Dixon@state.co.us and Venissa.Ledesma@state.co.us

Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division

Health facilities inspections and regulations, nursing homes, assisted living residences, ketamine, emergency medical services

Gabi.Johnston@state.co.us and Peter.Myers@state.co.us 

Office of Gun Violence Prevention


Prevention Services Division

Office of suicide prevention, fentanyl overdose prevention, tobacco cessation,, Healthy Kids Colorado survey.  


Water Quality Control Division

Water quality, PFAS, toxic algae, sewer spills. 


Press releases

September 19, 2023
CDPEH is currently accepting applications for the Colorado Health Service Corps – a program that offers crucial loan repayment assistance to eligible health care professionals who pledge to serve in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
September 19, 2023
Colorado’s life-saving screenings detect 39 disorders
September 14, 2023
Everyone aged 6 months and older should get their annual flu vaccine, ideally before the end of October

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