Notice

The Birth & Death Records Office will be closed Tues., September 13, 2016. 

Services

Developmental Screening

Many children with developmental delays and disorders are not identified until kindergarten entry or later.   As a result, these children may miss opportunities for early intervention.   Early developmental screening with appropriate referrals for follow up can help improve outcomes for these children.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children be screened for developmental delays and disabilities during regular well-child doctor visits at:

Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) in Fountain, Widefield, Security

What are PFCs?

PFCs are a family of human-made chemicals that do not occur naturally in the environment. These compounds are found in firefighting foams, coating additives and surface protection products for carpets and clothing, and other common commercial products. In Colorado, only the Security/Widefield/Fountain area detected PFCs.

Healthy Eating Active Living

The word is spreading - eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables, 2 hours or less recreational screen time, 1 hour or more of physical activity, and 0 sugary beverages. 

Make it your goal to lead a healthier, more active lifestyle!

El Paso County Public Health's Community Health Educators focus on healthy eating and active living education, collaboration, and outreach throughout El Paso County. We utilize the 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! evidence-based materials created by Let’s Go!, a program within The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, based in Maine.

Tobacco Targets Youth

El Paso County Public Health and Kaiser Permanente are hosting a free community event to explore the problem of youth tobacco use and how the tobacco industry targets youth, minorities and low-income communities. La Tanisha Wright, a former tobacco industry insider, will expose tobacco industry retail marketing tactics employed by Big Tobacco, and discuss how people can take action to protect their communities against tobacco addiction.

Measles

Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Measles starts with a fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat, and is followed by a rash that spreads all over the body. About three out of 10 people who get measles will develop one or more complications including pneumonia, ear infections, or diarrhea. Complications are more common in adults and young children.

CDC: Measles Update

Ebola Education

CO Help is available to answer questions: 

303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911

Important things to know about Ebola:

Flood Cleanup & Mold Prevention

Apply for FEMA assistance: www.fema.gov/apply-assistance

Cleanup Guidance

Flash Flood Risk Information

Fires in El Paso County have significantly changed the landscape, presenting risk of debris flow and flooding. Hillsides once protected by vegetation have been compromised and precipitation could have significant impacts on the landscape. Residents both in the burned area and those downstream of those areas should be prepared for potential flooding and are strongly urged to purchase flood insurance.

Influenza (Flu)

Influenza (flu) activity continues to increase in the United States and most of the country is now experiencing high levels of flu-like illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Vaccine Information

To receive a flu vaccine, call your doctor or pharmacy. To find a vaccine near you, visit flushot.healthmap.org.

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Information

An epidemic number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases are spreading in the state, and the nation. Parents, grandparents, caregivers and siblings are urged to get the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) vaccine to protect the infants and children in their care.