Public Health Information

El Paso County Board of Health supports the adoption of evidence-based policies that prevent youth use of tobacco and nicotine-containing products

El Paso County, CO - In the midst of an epidemic of youth e-cigarette use, the El Paso County Board of Health has unanimously passed a resolution supporting evidence-based policies and regulations to discourage youth from using nicotine-containing products. 

This action follows a resolution the Board of Health adopted in January of this year declaring teen vaping a “public health crisis” in El Paso County. As youth e-cigarette use, or vaping, continues to increase at an alarming rate, the Board remains committed to reducing teen vaping and tobacco use in our community.

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Resources for PFC Water Contamination and Testing

El Paso County, CO -  With the recent discovery of high levels of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in groundwater on the United States Air Force Academy, El Paso County Public Health wants to be sure that those living near the Academy and throughout the County have information about those compounds and what to do if residents suspect their well water might be affected.

What are PFCs?

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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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