El Paso County, CO – With summer vacation winding down and the start of another school year coming soon, this is a great time to be sure your children are current on their vaccines. On Saturday, Aug. 3 and as a part of National Immunization Awareness Month, El Paso County Public Health will hold a free vaccine clinic for eligible children at the 2019 Back-to-School Summerfest.
El Paso County, CO – This Men’s Health Week (June 10-16) El Paso County Public Health and community partners are raising awareness about men’s mental health with Man Therapy, a campaign targeted at reducing the stigma surrounding men’s mental health.
In El Paso County, 152 residents died by suicide in 2018, and men accounted for 74 percent of those deaths. Men are also less likely to seek professional help for a mental health problem than women.
El Paso County, Colorado — School is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to make sure your children are up to date on their vaccines. In an effort to protect children from vaccine-preventable diseases, El Paso County Public Health is joining with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month.
El Paso County Public Health will provide a free tetanus vaccination clinic on Friday, March 23, for anyone working on fire cleanup and debris removal in the area of the Carson Midway Fire.
The clinic will be at the Hanover Fire Station No. 3, 7960 Indian Village Heights, from 3-6 p.m. Vaccine will be given while supplies last to people age 7 and older.
During an emergency, tetanus is recommended for impacted residents or first responders who have not had a vaccination within the past five years.
This year on Kick Butts Day, a national day of activism that empowers youth to take action against tobacco in their community, students across Colorado Springs will be encouraging their peers to stay tobacco-free using Snapchat.
SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) clubs at Palmer High School, North Middle School, Sand Creek High School, Harrison High School and Panorama Middle School partnered with El Paso County Public Health to organize a Snapchat filter contest for Kick Butts Day which takes place on March 21.
El Paso County Public Health opens a new Women, Infants & Children (WIC) office in southeast Colorado Springs
El Paso County, Colo. – El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) is pleased to announce the grand opening of a new satellite office in southeast Colorado Springs that will serve approximately 3,300 Women, Infants & Children (WIC) clients and connect residents to additional community resources.
El Paso County, CO – El Paso County Public Health conducted a full-scale exercise last week to test the community’s response procedures during a public health crisis. The purpose of the exercise was to test state, regional, and local response to a “novel respiratory illness.”
Former Tobacco Insider La Tanisha Wright to Speak in Colorado Springs About How Tobacco Targets Youth, Minorities
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. The event will feature speaker La Tanisha Wright, a former tobacco industry insider. She will expose tobacco industry retail marketing tactics employed by the tobacco industry, and discuss how people can take action to protect youth in their communities against tobacco addiction.
El Paso County Board of Health to host Community Forum: Meet the New Public Health Director
Who: El Paso County Board of Health members will present a Public Health Community Forum, hosted by County Commissioners Sallie Clark and Amy Lathen.
What: Residents are invited to meet the new Director of El Paso County Public Health, Dan Martindale, M.P.A., and other local public health and county representatives.
When: Monday, October 20 from 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Where: El Paso County Centennial Hall Auditorium, 200 S. Cascade Ave.
El Paso County Public Health and several partner agencies are inviting the community to “Smash the Pack” for the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 21 to encourage tobacco users to quit.