Hepatitis A on the rise in Colorado

Hepatitis A is on the rise in Colorado. It's important to make sure you are vaccinated. Hepatitis A vaccine is readily available at doctor’s offices and many retail outlets. People who need help paying for vaccinations should call El Paso County Public Health, (719) 578-3199. 

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Tobacco Free Campus in 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, the Citizens Service Center, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd., and Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave., will be tobacco free environments for all employees and visitors. For those interested in quitting tobacco use, the Colorado QuitLine is accessible via phone at 1-800-784-8669 or online at www.coquitline.org

 

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2016 Annual Report

The El Paso County Public Health 2016 Annual Report is now available! This report provides a glimpse into our work to prevent disease and promote health and safety throughout El Paso County in 2016.

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Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) in Fountain, Widefield, Security

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.

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Two Rabid Skunks Found in El Paso County

Two skunks found in Ellicott and south of the Colorado Springs Airport have tested positive for rabies. We urge residents to protect themselves by never touching or feeding wild or stray animals, and keeping pets up to date on rabies vaccination. 

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Hepatitis A on the rise in Colorado

Hepatitis A is on the rise in Colorado. It's important to make sure you are vaccinated. Hepatitis A vaccine is readily available at doctor’s offices and many retail outlets. People who need help paying for vaccinations should call El Paso County Public Health, (719) 578-3199. 

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Tobacco Free Campus in 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, the Citizens Service Center, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd., and Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave., will be tobacco free environments for all employees and visitors. For those interested in quitting tobacco use, the Colorado QuitLine is accessible via phone at 1-800-784-8669 or online at www.coquitline.org

 

Read More

2016 Annual Report

The El Paso County Public Health 2016 Annual Report is now available! This report provides a glimpse into our work to prevent disease and promote health and safety throughout El Paso County in 2016.

Read More

Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) in Fountain, Widefield, Security

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.

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Two Rabid Skunks Found in El Paso County

Two skunks found in Ellicott and south of the Colorado Springs Airport have tested positive for rabies. We urge residents to protect themselves by never touching or feeding wild or stray animals, and keeping pets up to date on rabies vaccination. 

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About El Paso County Public Health

Our mission is to promote and protect public health and environmental quality across El Paso County through people, prevention and partnerships. El Paso County Public Health is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and serves the estimated 622,263 residents of El Paso County and visitors. El Paso County includes the cities and towns of Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Calhan, Fountain, Green Mountain Falls, Monument, Palmer Lake and Ramah. The median age of El Paso County residents, according to the 2010 Census Bureau, was 34. Seventy-two percent of residents are white, 15 percent are Hispanic, 5.8 percent are black, and 7.3 percent are other race and ethnicities.