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Hundreds to Gather for Colorado Public Health Summit
Date:11/28/2008

d in the last legislative session and signed by Governor Ritter last June, requires identified boards, agencies, and public officials to collaboratively develop state and local public health plans that set priorities for the public health system in Colorado.

Groundwork for this process was laid in 2007 when a series of meetings were held across Colorado to begin identifying gaps and barriers to providing essential public health services. The meetings were sponsored through a partnership of the same organizations presenting this summit.

Colorado is one of several states nationwide revamping its public health system, in part recognizing the evolution of issues that challenge the public health workforce. Today's public health issues include the safety of food and water, emerging diseases such as West Nile Virus, and other public health issues including obesity and childhood immunizations.


     Contact: Renee Rockford
              Communication Director
              Caring for Colorado Foundation
              720-524-0770
              rrockford@caringforcolorado.org
              or
              Mark Salley
              Communications Director
              Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
              303-692-2028

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