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The recent Waldo Canyon Fire has 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) 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.
To receive a flu vaccine, call your doctor or pharmacy. To find a vaccine near you, visit flushot.healthmap.org.
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.
We provide immunizations to protect individuals and the community from the spread of disease.
The Environmental Health Division collaborates with local governments, Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, other agencies, developers, and the public to incorporate public health considerations into planning and development activities. We encourage the inclusion of health-promoting policies in long range plans and reflection of health considerations in development decisions.
The following topics are not only those that El Paso County Public Health has regulatory authority over, but also the many public health issues that may arise during development:
Click here if you would like to request information for an event or health fair.
Beginning May 15, 2012, special event food vendors who wish to operate in El Paso County must have a valid Colorado Retail Food Establishment License. For those vendors who wish to obtain licensing through El Paso County Public Health, applications will be reviewed by the Environmental Health Division, and to promote public health and prevent foodborne illness, the division will provide training and educational services. Under this new program, the division will also respond to complaints received from the public.
The El Paso County Health Indicators 2012 Report provides a comprehensive look at the overall health status of the community. This report represents many months of careful and systematic review of data that tells the story about the health of people in our community. The information updates our residents about health issues that cause illness, injury, loss of quality of life, and death in El Paso County.