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deer mouse Mesa County West Nile case
An adult male from Mesa County has West Nile virus. Take precautions by using mosquito repellent and other methods to avoid mosquito bites. Last year, 118 people in Colorado contracted West Nile virus, and four died.
CDPHE press release-|

Tularemia cases rising
Colorado has had 11 human cases of tularemia since May. People can get tularemia from infected rabbits or rodents, or from ticks or deer flies. Exposure also occurs from contaminated soil, drinking water or inhaling bacteria. CDPHE release-|
Tularemia-|
rabbit with tularemia

deer mouse Hantavirus case
Garfield County Public Health is working with CDPHE to investigate a recent case of hantavirus in western Garfield County. Last year, a Silt resident also contracted hantavirus, and the mortality rate is nearly 40 percent. Press release-|
Hantavirus-|
 



girls on swings Public Health wins grant
Garfield County Public Health will receive a grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Cancer, Cardiovascular and Chronic Pulmonary Disease (CCPD) Grants Program. The grant awards $190,000 annually for three years.hepatitis C testing is available with Garfield County Public Health. Call for an appointment in Glenwood Springs, 970-945-6614 or Rifle, 970-625-5200.
press release-|

Enterovirus-D68
Testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laboratory has confirmed 19 of 25 specimens submitted by Children's Hospital Colorado tested positive for enterovirus-D68, an uncommon respiratory virus. Investigation is ongoing.
CDPHE statement-|
CDC info-|
hepc testing

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Live Well Garfield CountyLiveWell
The LiveWell Garfield County Coalition will bring together community resources to promote affordable access to and education about healthy eating and active living, to reduce the burden of obesity-created chronic disease, for all who live, work, learn, and play in Garfield County.
Plan Guiding Principles and Early Implementation-|      LiveWell-|      mini grants-|

2-1-1 program
2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. Learn more about your local 2-1-1 by looking it up here.
2-1-1 website-|
hepc testing

hepc testing Hepatitis C testing
If you were born between 1945 and 1965, have ever injected drugs, received blood products before 1992 or had a sexual partner who is hepatitis C positive, you are at risk for hepatitis C. Free hepatitis C testing is available with Garfield County Public Health. Call for an appointment in Glenwood Springs, 970-945-6614 or Rifle, 970-625-5200.
free hepatitis C testing-|

Live Well group Health assistance
Connect for Health Colorado offers individuals, families and small employers an online marketplace for health insurance and exclusive access to up-front financial assistance, based on income, to reduce costs.    information-|

Annual Report
Garfield County Public Health has released its 2014 Public Health Report. Topics in the report include information regarding immunizations, LiveWell, children's programs, and environmental health. report-|


Roaring Fork River Public Health Improvement Plan
Garfield County Public Health Department has developed a five-year plan to provide a framework for expansion as well as focus on the county's public health needs. The plan was developed with the Colorado Health Assessment and Planning Systems and the assistance of multiple stakeholders.
Improvement plan-|      
Whooping cough outbreak
Garfield County has reached 20 confirmed cases of whooping cough. Tdap immunizations are offered at GCPH offices in Glenwood Springs and Rifle for adults and children ages 10 and older.
press release-|
pertussis facts-|
immunize for good-|


The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment alerted the public to an epidemic number of pertussis cases in Colorado last fall and in December, and urges Coloradans to get vaccinated. more-|     
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what's new
8/12/15 - WIC keeping children strong and able to achieve
9/1/15 - Fall Mini-grant deadline
7/27/15 - School starts soon - is your child fully vaccinated?
7/8/15 - Mesa County reports first diagnosed human case of West Nile virus this year
6/24/15 - Tularemia cases in Colorado this year
6/4/15 - Free Radon Mitigation class
4/24/15 Connect for Health Colorado event
4/21/15 CDPHE receives 2015 Clean Air Excellence Award
5/2/15 Connect for Health Colorado event
4/15/15 New immunization rules approved
4/8/15 Food handler class in Rifle
3/19/15 Live poultry can carry Salmonella
3/17/15 Garfield County to receive major grant funding from CDPHE
3/11/15 DOI determines special enrollment period not required
2/9/15 Free preventing sexual abuse parenting class 2/26
2/6/2015 LiveWell Program offers spring mini-grants
12/10/2014 Colorado still the least obese state
11/24/14 CDPHE Medical marijuana research grants 10/31/14 Flu information
10/16/14 Ebola precautions
10/1/14 CDPHE reminds small game hunters of rising tularemia risk
8/21/14 Swimming area closes at Harvey Gap
8/6/14 Garfield County appoints new Environmental Health Manager
6/27/14 West Nile virus
5/28/14 CDPHE hantavirus precautions
5/20/14 LiveWell Garfield County awards mini grants
4/18/14 Hantavirus case prompts call for citizen precautions
3/13/14 Community Strategic Plan
2/28/14 Free Hepatitis C testing
2/21/14 2013 Annual Report
12/10/13 Tdap vaccination clinic for students
11/15/13 New Castle flu clinic
11/13/13 Garfield County whooping cough cases reach 26 in 2013
11/12/13 New online resource for parents on teen driving laws
10/9/2013 Colorado WIC possible shutdown
9/20/13 Sept 28 & October - 2013 Flu vaccine clinics
9/16/13 CSU Air emissions study update
9/5/13 Tularemia - "rabbit fever" human risk
9/4/13 Flu immunizations
8/28/13 Weld County death - West Nile Virus
7/17/13 West Nile presence
7/10/13 CDC investigates 143 cases of Hepatitis A
7/3/13 Garfield County reports 20 confirmed whooping cough cases
7/5/13 Federal government declares drought disaster for 38 Colorado counties
6/20/13 CDC investigates 118 cases of Hepatitis A
6/4/13 Hepatitis A cases increase to 49
6/3/13 Garfield County whooping cough cases reaches 16
5/23/13 Mandate reserves federally funded vaccines for uninsured
4/26/13 Mary Meisner retirement open house
4/15/13 New public health director appointed
4/9/13 Whooping cough outbreak
3/7/13 Planned burn at entrance to Rifle
1/11/13 Late season flu vaccinations available
11/16/12 Suicide prevention
9/21/12 Flu clinics in Garfield County during October and November
8/31/12 Whooping cough epidemic information
8/1/12 - Protection against West Nile Virus
3/21/12 Hantavirus warning in Garfield County
10/25/11 Mother lost son to flu
8/2/11 Hepatitis press release / short version

 
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Mission
Garfield County Public Health Department - working to promote health and prevent disease.

Vision
Our vision is that residents of Garfield County will have access to resources that promote optimal health, safety and well-being.

Standards
The Garfield County Public Health Department is committed to the highest standards of health for individuals and communities.


Program and services
     •  Blood pressure screenings
     •  Car seat checks
     •  Communicable disease surveillance
     •  Early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment for Medicaid clients (EPSDT)
     •  Environmental health
     •  Health care program for children with special needs (HCP)
     •  Health education
     •  Immunizations for children and adults
     •  Prenatal case management
     •  Tobacco prevention
     •  Travel vaccinations
     •  Women, Infants and Children nutritional supplement program (WIC)

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Public Health - Rifle
195 West 14th Street
Rifle, CO 81650
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970-625-5200 | phone
970-625-4804 | fax

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  Public Health - Glenwood Springs
2014 Blake Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
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970-945-6614 | phone
970-947-0155 | fax

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