Notice

El Paso County Public Health will close Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 2:00 p.m. and will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24 for Thanksgiving. There will be no tuberculosis skin tests administered on Wednesday, Nov. 22 due to the holiday.

Articles and Publications

This report covers cases the week of August 27- September 2, 2017. Featured: Measles.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.