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Douglas County Health Department moving forward on facility, services, staff

The Douglas County Health Department is on its way to providing services, having a facility and hiring staff as the agency prepares to fully separate from Tri-County Health Department later this … more

Charles Hay school in Englewood closed until Friday following illnesses, teacher shortage

Charles Hay World School will reopen Friday, according to district spokesperson Julie McMorris, and teachers are currently working on remote lessons while students are home.  more

Douglas County funds second youth community response team

More students experiencing a mental health crisis in Douglas County schools will soon have access to trained responders after the Douglas County commissioners funded an expansion of the … more

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office mental health program making strides

When a man in a rural part of Arapahoe County called 911 for help during a mental health crisis, he asked for a sheriff’s deputy to take him to a facility that could treat his condition. But … more

Criminalizing drug addiction doesn't decrease overdoses, experts say

As a bill moves through Colorado’s legislature to tighten penalaites on the possession and distribution of fentanyl, experts note the complexities and hardships of addiction.  Coreen … more

Some clarity emerges on Arapahoe County creating new health department

About 2,500 people watched or called into a virtual town hall meeting where leaders took questions about how Arapahoe County is working to create its own health department amid the breakup of Tri-County Health. more

Lawsuit looms over cost of Tri-County Health breakup

The costs of Arapahoe and Adams counties pulling away from Tri-County Health could be in the millions. And the situation could get a whole lot more expensive. more

Englewood schools to spend $24,000 in grant money on mental health promotion

The Englewood School District will invest $24,000 in grant funds into mental health iniatives after recieving money through Kaiser Permanente's Thriving Shcools program. The money is part of … more

Cherry Creek School District opens clinics for students who need health care

Of the roughly 55,000 students in the Cherry Creek School District, about 14,000 have health care coverage under Medicaid or Child Health Plan Plus, a public low-cost health insurance program — … more

Centennial Hospital offers mental health care

A recently expanded health care resource in the south metro area, Centennial Hospital, wants to spread the word about its mental health programs as the coronavirus pandemic continues to weigh on … more

LPS superintendent says he got death threats over vaccine controversy

Littleton Public Schools Superintendent Brian Ewert said he received death threats and other harassing emails after two videos surfaced on a right-wing Twitter account showing minors unaccompanied by … more

Cherry Creek School District will not require masks after Tri-County mandate ends

On the heels of Tri-County Health Department moving to let the mask mandates for schools and public indoor places expire on Feb. 5, the Cherry Creek School District announced it would not enforce a mandate at the district level. more

Centennial Hospital chief feels ‘meant to serve others’ after battling cancer

If you get him going, Tyler Hood can rattle off the names of the people who treated him as he fought cancer — from the surgeon to the nursing staff. “It took a village to get me back on my … more

Brighton drops mask requirement at recreation center effective Feb. 5

As of Saturday, Feb. 5, the city of Brighton will not require face masks to be worn inside the Brighton Recreation Center. The sauna and steam room will available for use, too.   The … more

Tri-County Health mask mandates in Adams, Arapahoe to expire Feb. 5

The Tri-County Health Department board of health has voted to let the mask mandates for schools and public indoor places in Adams and Arapahoe counties expire Feb. 5. more

Sharing well-being with the Colorado community

The COVID-19 pandemic, a divisive election year, social justice movements, climate change. This is “one of the most stressful times that many of us living have experienced,” said Vincent Atchity, … more

Tri-County Health may end school, indoor mask mandates as soon as Feb. 4

Pointing to a decline in the rate of new coronavirus cases, Tri-County Health Department announced it will consider ending its mask mandates for schools and public indoor places in general in Arapahoe and Adams counties. more

Parent of LPS student who misled clinic staff about consent says goal was to shut down COVID vaccine sites at school

After a boy filmed himself misleading health staff to see if he could get a COVID-19 vaccine at a site using space in a Littleton school, the boy's father said the intention of the video was to shut down the vaccine site and the prospect of any others in the future.  more

Douglas County selects public health executive director

On Jan. 22, the Douglas County Board of Health announced its sole finalist for the public health executive director of the Douglas County Health Department. Michael Hill will come to the county from … more

Children’s Hospital Colorado takes on mental health crisis

In the wake of declaring a state of emergency for pediatric mental health in May 2021, Children’s Hospital Colorado — CHC — continues to invest more resources to better support children, youth … more
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