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Get with Public Health · 3W ago

Jefferson County Youth Stand Up to Big Tobacco and Break Up with Nic O. Tine

National Kick Butts Day, an annual day of activism empowering youth in local communities to “stand out, speak up, and seize control” against tobacco use and the targeting of youth by tobacco...
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St. Anthony Hospital, Public Health and Jeffco Public Schools Team Up to Keep Youth Hydrated

The pink water bottle Emmy Adams, a junior at Golden High School, carries around isn’t just a way to stay hydrated. It’s a chance for change.Emmy Adams, president and founderof the Golden Hi...
Get with Public Health · 3W ago

“Put Your Best Fork Forward” - March is National Nutrition Month

Jefferson County Public Health and the JCPH WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program encourage everyone to “Put Your Best Fork Forward” for this year’s National Nutrition Month®.  “Put Your...
Get with Public Health · 1M ago

APHA Invites YOU to Help with the 1 Billion Steps Challenge

By April 9, the American Public Health Association (APHA) has a goal of taking 1 billion steps, and needs your help.One of the easiest ways to improve your health is to walk — going for a 5-...
Get with Public Health · 3W ago

Have a Happy — and Safe — St. Patrick’s Day

Public Health wishes you a happy and safe St. Patty’s Day 2017. If you’re celebrating the Patron Saint of Ireland on March 17 with a pint Green Beer, remember that moderation is key.Accordin...
Get with Public Health · 3W ago

Jefferson County Board of Health Meetings to Change Locations

The Jefferson County Board of Health will be meeting in the Mt. Bierstadt room at Jefferson County Public Health, 645 Parfet St., Lakewood, CO 80215. The next Board of Health meeting will be...
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March is the Snowiest Month of the Year in Colorado – Be Snow Safe

Though March 20 marks the first day of Spring, March is also the snowiest month of the year in Colorado. On average, according to the National Weather Service, the state gets more than 10 in...
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Prevent Insect-Borne Disease While Traveling

Traveling for Spring Break? Be sure to protect yourself from insects and insect-borne disease, like Zika virus.According to the Centers for Disease Control, areas in the southern U.S., Mexic...
Get with Public Health · 3W ago

Flu activity in Colorado still on the rise

Flu activity in Colorado continued to increase throughout February. So far this flu season, which started Oct. 2, 2016, and as of the most recent available data on February 18, 1,797 people ...
Get with Public Health · 3W ago

New Report Shows High Cost of Vaccine-Preventable Disease

In 2015, Colorado ranked 14th among U.S. states for childhood immunizations, with over 24 percent of children under-immunized at 36 months of age and 472 Colorado children hospitalized with ...