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Arapahoe County jail sees high need for mental health care, and it’s taken steps to respond

Roughly three in five inmates at the Arapahoe County Jail have a mental health condition, according to recent data — and that number may be even higher when taking into account substance use problems, according to Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown. more

Douglas County funds second youth community response team

More students experiencing a mental health crisis in Douglas County schools will soon have access to trained responders after the Douglas County commissioners funded an expansion of the … more

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office mental health program making strides

When a man in a rural part of Arapahoe County called 911 for help during a mental health crisis, he asked for a sheriff’s deputy to take him to a facility that could treat his condition. But … more

Some clarity emerges on Arapahoe County creating new health department

About 2,500 people watched or called into a virtual town hall meeting where leaders took questions about how Arapahoe County is working to create its own health department amid the breakup of Tri-County Health. more

Lawsuit looms over cost of Tri-County Health breakup

The costs of Arapahoe and Adams counties pulling away from Tri-County Health could be in the millions. And the situation could get a whole lot more expensive. more

Cherry Creek School District opens clinics for students who need health care

Of the roughly 55,000 students in the Cherry Creek School District, about 14,000 have health care coverage under Medicaid or Child Health Plan Plus, a public low-cost health insurance program — … more

DougCo mask exemption health order temporarily paused by judge

Douglas County’s public health order requiring all entities to allow exemptions to mask mandates has been temporarily paused by a judge, according to a March 4 order. District Court Judge … more

Arapahoe County pandemic relief spending to go toward homeless, mental health

Homelessness, housing, mental health and business support are among the main targets of dozens of millions in spending planned so far by Arapahoe County after receiving funds under the federal … more

Centennial Hospital offers mental health care

A recently expanded health care resource in the south metro area, Centennial Hospital, wants to spread the word about its mental health programs as the coronavirus pandemic continues to weigh on … more

Cherry Creek School District will not require masks after Tri-County mandate ends

On the heels of Tri-County Health Department moving to let the mask mandates for schools and public indoor places expire on Feb. 5, the Cherry Creek School District announced it would not enforce a mandate at the district level. more

Centennial Hospital chief feels ‘meant to serve others’ after battling cancer

If you get him going, Tyler Hood can rattle off the names of the people who treated him as he fought cancer — from the surgeon to the nursing staff. “It took a village to get me back on my … more

Brighton drops mask requirement at recreation center effective Feb. 5

As of Saturday, Feb. 5, the city of Brighton will not require face masks to be worn inside the Brighton Recreation Center. The sauna and steam room will available for use, too.   The … more

Tri-County Health mask mandates in Adams, Arapahoe to expire Feb. 5

The Tri-County Health Department board of health has voted to let the mask mandates for schools and public indoor places in Adams and Arapahoe counties expire Feb. 5. more

Radon tests still available

The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment would like to remind all Colorado homeowners to test their homes for radon. Low-cost radon test kits for $15 are available through the CDPHE … more

Tri-County Health may end school, indoor mask mandates as soon as Feb. 4

Pointing to a decline in the rate of new coronavirus cases, Tri-County Health Department announced it will consider ending its mask mandates for schools and public indoor places in general in Arapahoe and Adams counties. more

Ad astra — to the stars!

In the summer of 1969, Apollo 11 rocketed American astronauts to the Moon, and on July 20th the world stood still and watched as Neil Armstrong took those first small steps on the surface. … more

Children’s Hospital Colorado takes on mental health crisis

In the wake of declaring a state of emergency for pediatric mental health in May 2021, Children’s Hospital Colorado — CHC — continues to invest more resources to better support children, youth … more

Brighton, Tri County Health offer COVID vaccination clinics

  The city of Brighton teamed up with Tri county Health to offer free vaccination clinics at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N. 11th Ave. They are available from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. … more

Douglas County health board is sued again over mask exemption order

For the second time since its formation in September, the Douglas County board of health is being sued over its mask exemption rule. more

COVID surge may be 'more severe than prior waves,' Colorado analysts say

Local public health officials and analysts implored the public not to let its guard down as the omicron variant drives a dramatic COVID surge in Colorado. more
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