Public Health Campaign Launches to Prevent HPV-Related Cancers
Despite the fact that HPV vaccine prevents cancer, the most recent data from Colorado Immunization Information System shows that approximately seven percent of youth ages 11 and 12 in the Denver Metro area are fully covered by this important vaccine. To increase awareness and HPV vaccine coverage rates, five local public health partners in the Denver Metro area (a collaborative group called the Denver Metro Alliance for HPV Prevention) are launching a campaign to educate parents about this important cancer-preventing vaccine.Links: HPVFreeColorado.org
Tri-County Health Department Launches Campaign Educating
Parents About Hidden Sugar
The Healthy Beverage Partnership
in conjunction with Tri-County Health Department, (TCHD) is promoting a new campaign aimed at educating parents and caregivers about the harmful effects of sugar and informing them of the high sugar content in many of the beverages they may be giving their kids. Links: Hidden-Sugar.org
TCHD is Giving Away Coupons for Free Radon Test Kit
Radon is a health hazard with a simple solution. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. You can't see or smell radon gas, so testing your home is the only way to know your level of exposure. Links: EPA Homepage | FAQ | Citizen's Guide to Radon | TCHD Radon Information
Littleton Celebrates One Year Smoke Free
The City of Littleton just celebrated the city's smoke-free law's one year anniversary. The law restricts smoking in public places. That includes electronic smoking devices (ESDs), meaning that "vaping" is no longer allowed in public places where traditional smoking is already banned, and the law also created a smoke-free outdoor zone in front of businesses along Main Street in Historic Downtown Littleton.
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