Wednesday, February 25, 2015

2014 Health of Denver report emphasizes prevention, equity and built environment

Health equity, prevention and the importance of place are among the overarching themes identified as key to improving Denver’s health, according to the recently completed 2014 Health of Denver Report. Denver’s new community health assessment provides an overview of the most pressing health concerns affecting Denver residents. Last completed in 2011, the 2014 report focused on the following factors:

o Equity – Health outcomes vary between some neighborhoods and demographic groups.
o Prevention – Many of Denver’s leading causes of death, disease and injury are preventable.
o Importance of place – Health is linked to the places where people live, work, learn and play.

The report covers successes in health access, teen births, heart disease and tobacco use as well as continuing challenges in obesity, mental health and substance abuse.

To view the full report or learn more about Be Healthy Denver, visit

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