Tag Archives: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Survey Uses Marijuana Statistics for First Time

MARIJUANA-300New data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment show 13.6 percent of Colorado adults surveyed in 2014 reported using marijuana in the past 30 days. This is the first time the department has collected marijuana use data in the survey. The National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), Continue reading

Study of Marijuana Use Released

MARIJUANA-300Almost 14 percent of Colorado adults use pot. That’s according to the state Health Department’s first-ever survey of how many adults use the newly legal drug. Results from the 2014 survey were announced yesterday. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says that 13.6 percent of adults currently use pot. Continue reading

State Launches Marijuana Education Campaign

MARIJUANA-300The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has launched a media campaign to educate Colorado adults and visitors about safe, legal and responsible use of retail marijuana. The campaign, “Good to Know,” focuses on retail marijuana laws and health effects, including the ban on use in public places, age restrictions, DUI Continue reading

CDPHE Encourages Radon Testing

RADONWinter is the perfect time to test your home for radon. That’s according to Chrystine Kelley, radon program manager for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, who says “testing your home for radon is simple and works best when all your doors and windows are closed.” Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas responsible for Continue reading

Edibles Focus of Marijuana Regulators

MARIJUANA-300Health authorities in Colorado say the government should decide which marijuana foods look too much like regular candy and snacks. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment plans to recommend that the state set up a commission to “grant pre-market approval” before edible forms of pot can be sold. Continue reading

State Urges Coloradans to get Flu Shots

seasonal-flu-300The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is advising people to get a vaccine as soon as possible to protect themselves from seasonal influenza. During the 2013-14 flu season, there were 1,759 hospitalizations in Colorado caused by the flu. The vaccine now is available at most physician’s offices and pharmacies. An annual influenza vaccination is recommended for everyone, beginning with Continue reading

Health Department Releases Workplace Fatalities Report

CDPHEThe Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released preliminary data from the 2013 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. According to the preliminary figures, there were 65 work-related deaths in 2013, which is 17 fewer than occurred in 2012. Transportation-related deaths Continue reading

Official Wants to Ban Most Marijuana Edibles

MARIJUANA-300A Colorado health official wants to ban many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies. Jeff Lawrence of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has recommended retail marijuana edibles be limited to lozenges and tinctures, also known as liquid drops. It’s one of dozens being Continue reading

Students Encouraged to Compete in Radon Poster Contest

RADONColorado students have until October 31st to put their creativity to work promoting awareness of indoor radon risks by participating in the 2015 National Radon Poster Contest. The contest, designed to raise awareness for radon testing and inform people of the danger of radon in their homes, is coordinated by the Colorado Continue reading

State Health Department Says Teen Marijuana Use on the Decline

MARIJUANA-300The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released new data yesterday showing that teen marijuana use has continued to decrease post legalization.  The newly released data shows that from 2011 to 2013 the rate of current marijuana use among Colorado high school students has Continue reading

TMH Receives Grant for Improved Communications Among Departments

tmh-logo-115The Memorial Hospital Foundation received a $45,000 Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) provider grant award for the Emergency Department Electronic Medical Continue reading

Cigarette Smoking Declining in Colorado

NO SMOKINGWhile cigarette smoking continues to decline in Colorado, addiction to tobacco continues to plague certain groups more than others, according to the 2012 Attitudes and Behaviors Survey on Health recently released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  The report shows Continue reading