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Winter Newsletter
While flu spreads every year, the timing and severity of flu season varies each year. There is still plenty of flu around, but it appears flu activity has just peaked during late December-early January. Children have been disproportionately impacted this season, which is common when flu type A H1N1 strain is circulating in Colorado. We've seen high hospitalization rates among children under 5 years of age. Flu spreads readily in the school setting, so it's still a good idea to get vaccinated and encourage others to protect themselves and their loved ones by doing the same. Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #FightFlu and use the Flu Vaccine Finder  to locate flu vaccine clinics near you.

3 Things You Can Do Today to Reduce Vaping at Your School

It comes as a shock to many: youth vaping is on the rise. But for schools, this is something you have been dealing with for a while now. Though there isn't a lot of research about long term health impacts of these devices, scientists have determined that there are dangerous chemicals in e-liquids, especially for youth who weren't smoking cigarettes to begin with. That hasn't stopped young people from being curious about these products and becoming addicted to the nicotine in them. Read More

Spread the Word About Get Ahead Colorado!

We know that health and wellness are outcomes of many factors, including income. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) has been called the country's "largest and most successful anti-poverty program" (Brookings Institution, 2009). In 2017, the EITC helped families claim more than $4.5 million in tax refunds. The EITC has been shown to improve health outcomes, support child development, and support the economy. We want to make sure that all families eligible for tax credits, like the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit, receive them. Support families to get ahead in Colorado! Please see below for additional information about Tax Help Colorado and the EITC. The Piton Foundation has put together an outreach toolkit with information about who is eligible, free templates, links, and suggestions. For more information see:


January is National Radon Action Month!

Take action this January and get your home tested. Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas which occurs naturally in Colorado and which can contribute to lung cancer after prolonged exposure in buildings such as homes. Testing is simple and inexpensive: for more information go to Read More


Brighten up this Winter with Colorful Fruits and Veggies!


As the air becomes brisk and snow begins to fall, it is easy to believe that eating fresh, local produce isn't feasible. The truth is, some fruits and vegetables like potatoes and winter squash actually thrive in cold weather and are present in their most fresh, abundant form during the winter! Read More



Winter Driving Preparedness

Snow, sleet, ice and below freezing temperatures all have an impact on driving conditions. During winter, safety depends on driver performance in winter hazards, good vehicle maintenance and personal common sense. Disaster preparedness is about having an established safety plan. Whether it is preparedness for floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, or fires, the key to survival in disasters is planning and preparedness. You can get more information about your vehicles winter checklist, and safety items to have in your vehicle as well as information from OSHA about safe winter driving tips.


Birth Certificate Offices in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties
Are you registering your child in a school or a sports activity and need a birth certificate?Traveling and need a birth certificate for your passport application?                                                                                                        
Tri-County Health Department offers Birth Certificates in the following Locations:
  • Adams County: 4201 E. 72nd Avenue, Unit D, Commerce City, CO 80022 (72nd Avenue and Colorado Blvd.)
  • Arapahoe County: 6162 S. Willow Drive, Suite 100, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 (I-25 and Orchard Road)
  • Douglas County: 410 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104 (one block south of Plum Creek Parkway on Wilcox Street).

Open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Castle Rock and Commerce City offices close for lunch from 12pm-1pm.


Phone number is (720) 200-1401, se habla espaƱol. For more information, click here (Birth Certificates).


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