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El Paso County Public Health welcomes new Board of Health President, Vice President, and Board member

El Paso County, CO - El Paso County Public Health in 2019 has elected a new Board of Health President and Vice President, in addition to welcoming a new Board member.

At its regular meeting Wednesday, the Board also recognized the five years of service for past president, Kari Kilroy. Kilroy will remain as a board member.

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Teen Vaping Declared a “Public Health Crisis” in El Paso County

El Paso County, CO- This week, the El Paso County Board of Health signed a resolution declaring teen vaping a “public health crisis” in El Paso County.

This action follows an executive order signed in November by former Colorado Governor Hickenlooper aimed at reducing teen vaping and tobacco use across the state.

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Local agencies launch Man Therapy campaign to break the stigma surrounding men’s mental health

El Paso County, CO – El Paso County Public Health and partnering community agencies are announcing the launch of a new countywide campaign, Man Therapy, targeted at reducing the stigma surrounding men’s mental health.

The launch, in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, will take place Thursday, September 13 at 9 a.m. at the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners meeting.

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USDA Awards El Paso County Public Health WIC Program for Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers

El Paso County, Colorado — El Paso County Public Health is one of three Women, Infants and Children (WIC) agencies in Colorado among a select number of agencies in the nation to receive an award for superior support of breastfeeding mothers from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA awarded the Loving Support Award of Excellence Gold Award to El Paso County Public Health, which was among 78 agencies nationwide to be awarded.

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County agencies urge parents and caregivers to practice the ABC’s of safe sleep for babies

El Paso County, CO – Sudden unexplained infant death (SUID) takes the lives of more than 50 babies in Colorado each year. One of the main causes for SUID is accidental suffocation from infant sleep in an unsafe environment, such as the couch or a parent’s bed. The death rate by accidental suffocation in infants is increasing nationally.

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