Weld County Health Department

1:47pm

Tue June 17, 2014

6:00am

Wed May 14, 2014
Suicide

Health Research Restricted By Colorado’s Records Laws

The warning sign outside of the vault at the Weld County Health Department, which houses thousands of vital records like death certificates. Even health department officials have to prove a "direct and tangible interest" to enter.
Jackie Fortier KUNC

Mountain west states – including Colorado – have higher suicide rates compared to the rest of the country. In January, Weld County reported 49 suicide deaths in 2013, marking a 10 year high.

Crafting a local suicide prevention campaign can be very difficult though, if you don’t know who is the most at risk.

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1:21pm

Wed December 11, 2013
Personal Belief Exemption

Colorado's Personal Belief Exemption Target Of New Report

States, including Colorado with personal belief exemptions. The report explored whether this option should have more restrictions in Colorado
Credit The Keystone Center / Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

The Colorado Department of Health released a report with recommendations seeking to restrict the ways parents can opt out of immunizing their children against childhood diseases such as whooping cough and measles.

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10:10am

Wed December 19, 2012
Health

Whooping Cough Cases in Colorado Now at 64-Year High

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District Creative Commons/Flickr

Colorado is experiencing its worst season for whooping cough in more than six decades.  Statewide 1,407 cases have been reported as of Dec. 8 - a number not seen since 1948.

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2:00pm

Thu July 5, 2012

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