Articles & Publications

2016 Annual Report

May 24, 2017

The El Paso County Public Health annual report outlines accomplishments and measurements of Colorado’s most populous county for 2016. The report depicts county statistics in measurable areas such as obesity, infectious diseases, tobacco prevention and health, education and environmental services. This report is a glimpse into our work in the community in 2016, and highlights how our staff, community partners, and Board of Health members work to prevent disease and promote health and safety for El Paso County citizens.

2015 Annual Report

June 1, 2016

The El Paso County Public Health annual report outlines accomplishments and measurements of Colorado’s most populous county for 2015. The report depicts county statistics in measurable areas such as obesity, infectious diseases, tobacco prevention and health, education and environmental services. This report serves as a barometer of the health standing of the residents in El Paso County.

2014 Annual Report

July 27, 2015

The El Paso County Public Health annual report outlines accomplishments and measurements of Colorado’s most populous county for 2014. The report depicts county statistics in measurable areas such as obesity, infectious diseases, tobacco prevention and health, education and environmental services. This report is a glimpse into our team’s work in the community in 2014, and highlights how our staff, community partners, and Board of Health members work to prevent disease and promote health and safety for El Paso County citizens.

Dan Martindale will serve as Interim Public Health Director

June 30, 2014

Deputy Director, Dan Martindale will serve as the interim Public Health Director of El Paso County Public Health until a candidate search is completed and a permanent replacement is appointed. A unanimous decision was made in a special meeting held by the El Paso County Board of Health (BOH) this afternoon.

First Rabid Bat of the Season Identified in El Paso County

June 30, 2014

El Paso County, Colo. — El Paso County Public Health reports the first rabid bat of the season. This bat was found by three children on the Southwest part of Colorado Springs, near 30th St. and Colorado Avenue. So far, two of the three children were recommended rabies post exposure prophylaxis because of the encounter. Dr. Bill Letson, El Paso County Medical Director emphasizes the importance of teaching young people not to handle or go near wildlife, even when just trying to help.

2013 Annual Report

April 11, 2014

The El Paso County Public Health annual report outlines accomplishments and measurements of Colorado’s most populous county for 2013. The report depicts county statistics in measurable areas such as obesity, infectious diseases, tobacco prevention and health, education and environmental services. This report serves as a barometer of the health standing of the nearly 650,000 residents in El Paso County.

TB Update and Tuberculin Skin Testing Practicum for Health Care Providers

March 13, 2014

El Paso County Public Health will be offering a course for health care providers to learn more about TB infection and disease in a "train the trainer" style course.

Getting Fit and Healthy as a Family

February 3, 2014

Parents who are interested in increasing physical activity for the whole family can take two steps that will make a difference: turn off the TV and play. To reduce the risk of overweight and obesity among children and adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends reducing screen time to two hours or less a day, while aiming for one hour or more of daily physical activity.

Decrease Screen Time to Give Your Child a Healthier Life

October 16, 2013

With more electronic entertainment options than ever before, it can be harder to get children up and moving. Setting limits on time spent with electronic devices is important. During the last 20 years, the number of children in the United States who are physically active has decreased while the number of children who are overweight has doubled.

Rethink Your Drink - Choose Water

September 10, 2013

Parents and caregivers have plentiful options when choosing beverages for children. One choice can make a big difference in your family’s health – rethink your drink and choose water instead of juice or soda.

Flood Preparedness CASPER Final Report

May 21, 2013

El Paso County residents from randomly selected households in Cascade, Manitou Springs, Pleasant Valley, Mountain Shadows and Old Colorado City participated in a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) survey on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, 2013. The information gathered will be used to help residents and first responders prepare for and respond to flooding and other emergencies.

2012 Annual Report

April 1, 2013

El Paso County Public Health 2012 Annual Report

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