Public Health Perspectives

Join us as we explore public health in Jeffco & beyond.

For the last three months, Jefferson County Public Health and our partner agencies have been responding to the public health threat of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. This blog will tell the story of some of the responders who have been working around the clock to help prevent the spread of the disease and to keep our community safe and healthy.

Join JCPH for a new, weekly blog series about mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Posts will include resources, tips and information on things like staying strong, managing stress and anxiety, working from home with kids, wellness breaks, creative ideas for connecting with others, mindfulness and meditation and much more.

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RESILIENCE: Coping During COVID-19

Health, including mental health, is important to all of us and affects how we interact with our families and communities. Our mental health is a part of our lives every moment of every day. What happens within us and around us interplay and affect the moments of our lives. We all have opportunities to be there for our friends, family and neighbors, and to help connect them to care when it’s needed.

By Kelly Kast, Epidemiologist | | March 3, 2020

Kelly Kast

Have you ever thought about where your food comes from, or, more importantly, why that matters?

Locally-grown food offers taste and variety, supports area families and is great for the environment. Plus, small, local farms create thriving, well-connected and nurturing communities. Best of all, when you buy locally, you’re supporting a thriving local economy.

By Marissa Silverberg, Food Systems and Policy Administrator | | February 19, 2020

Seedlings growing in soil

This daily blog series was written by Jefferson County Communities That Care (CTC) youth interns. Follow along for updates each day! Youth will be sharing their experiences going to our nation's capital to learn and drive change around issues including substance misuse, sexual/relationship violence, and hopelessness and anxiety among young people.

By Jefferson County Communities That Care Youth Interns

February 1-February 6, 2020

Group photo at the airport

In 2019, public health news made top headlines frequently. From a mysterious and deadly new vaping illness to ongoing climate change concerns to the re-emergence of diseases once thought to be eradicated by vaccines, these stories have dominated local, national and even international news cycles. Colorado was often a major player in, or had significant implications from, these stories.

By Nikki Work, Sr. Communications Specialist, Media Lead| | January 2, 2019

Denver cityscape

At Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), we take our job seriously and work hard to help keep the people we serve healthy and safe. Here is a look back at some of the top public health challenges in Jeffco in 2019 and how JCPH responded.

By Ashley Sever, Public Affairs Manager | | January 2, 2019

Vaping devices

Michael Miller, Opioid Initiatives Coordinator for Jefferson County Public Health, shares how his lived experience offers a unique perspective on how to prevent overdoses and save lives.

By Drew Kartos, Public Affairs Coordinator | | October 9, 2019

End Overdose Jeffco Event