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1. How do I know if I qualify for Medicaid, Children’s Health Plan Plus (CHP+), or Emergency Medicaid health insurance programs?
2. What if I’m not eligible for Medicaid or CHP+?
3. What is Presumptive Eligibility (PE)?
4. What are the differences between the public health insurance options (Medicaid, CHP+, and Emergency Medicaid)?
5. Do you have walk-in appointments available?
6. What will happen during my Presumptive Eligibility appointment?
7. What if I have concerns or questions about my Medicaid or CHP+?

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1. How can I find the services I need for myself or an older adult in my life?

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1. How do I file an Air Pollutant Emission Notice?
2. Where can I find updated air quality information?
3. Does my neighbor need an approved appliance to burn wood inside?

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1. What is rabies?
2. How is rabies spread?
3. How do I know if an animal has rabies?
4. Can rabies be prevented?
5. What do I do if an animal bites me?

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1. What is West Nile virus?
2. How do people get infected with West Nile virus?
3. What is hantavirus?
4. How is hantavirus treated? Is there a vaccine for hantavirus?
5. What are common symptoms for hantavirus?
6. How and where does one contract hantavirus?
7. What is plague?
8. How do people become infected with plague?
9. Could one person get plague from another person?
10. How do people become infected with tularemia?
11. What is tularemia?
12. How do I file a complaint about mosquitoes?

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1. My baby seems to cry a lot, what does it mean?
2. My baby seems to wake up often, is he getting enough sleep?
3. I don't understand why my baby is upset, what can I do?
4. I have more questions about breastfeeding my baby, where can I find additional information?
5. What are the best ways to keep my baby safe when sleeping?

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1. What are bed bugs?
2. Can bed bugs spread disease?
3. What will a bed bug bite look like?
4. What does a bed bug look like?
5. How do I know if I have bed bugs?
6. How do I get rid of bed bugs?
7. My home / apartment has been sprayed for bed bugs, but they are back! What should I do?
8. The place I’m renting has bed bugs, what should I do?
9. Can Tri-County Health Department make my landlord get rid of bed bugs in my rental property?
10. What is a good pest control company?
11. I travel often. How do I prevent bringing bed bugs home from hotels?

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1. What are some health risks associated with body art procedures?
2. Do I need a license to perform Body Art?
3. What Regulations are enforced during Tri-County Health Department inspections?
4. How do I open a Body Art facility in Tri-County Health Department’s jurisdiction?
5. Can I open up a Body Art facility in my own home?
6. What can be done about persons tattooing from their home?
7. Can I report a Body Art facility if they are performing body art on underage persons?
8. What is the easiest way to obtain the hepatitis B vaccine?
9. Can Tri-County Health Department recommend a Body Art facility?
10. Is blood borne training required by the Tri-County Health Department?
11. How often will my Body Art facility be inspected?
12. What are the inspection fees?
13. Will Tri-County Health Department pro-rate the inspection fee?
14. Will the the Tri-County Health Department accept partial payments?
15. How do I know that my tattoo procedure will be conducted in a sanitary manner?
16. I recently got a tattoo and I think the area is becoming infected. What should I do?
17. Are there any concerns about getting a tattoo while pregnant?
18. Are there any concerns about getting x-rays if I have tattoos?
19. What are the risks of using a home piercing kit?
20. Can I donate blood after getting a tattoo?
21. Are the State Body Art Regulations going to be revised any time soon?
22. Does Tri-County Health Department inspect at temporary tattoo events?

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1. What support does Tri-County Health Department offer for pregnant and breastfeeding women?
2. Are there any laws in Colorado that support breastfeeding mothers?

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1. Does Tri-County Health Department offer any breastfeeding trainings for health professionals?
2. How do I know who to refer to within the Tri-County Health Department WIC program?
3. How can my medical office become more breastfeeding friendly?

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1. Does Tri-County Health Department issue licenses for childcare facilities?
2. When are health inspections conducted?
3. Does Tri-County Health Department routinely inspect home day cares?
4. How can I get a copy of past health inspection reports?
5. What resources are available about serving nutritious foods in our childcare center?
6. What sort of foods is my center permitted to serve?
7. What is the difference between a sanitizer and a disinfectant?
8. What are the requirements for sanitizing and disinifecting with bleach?
9. Does Tri-County offer training for child care center staff?
10. We will be constucting a new facility, what do we need to complete?
11. I’m interested in buying an existing child care center, what do I need to do before purchasing it?
12. We will be adding a room or changing one of our rooms. What do I need to do?
13. Who can I contact if I have questions about adding equipment?
14. When will I be invoiced for my health inspection?
15. My child care center was built before 1978. What are the concerns regarding lead paint and renovations / repairs?

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1. What are symptoms of lead poisoning in a child?
2. How does a child get exposed to lead?
3. What in my home may contain lead?
4. How can I get items in my home tested for lead?
5. What services does Tri-County Health provide if my child has an elevated blood lead level (EBLL)?
6. What foods should I feed my child to reduce the absorption of lead in her body?
7. If my child has an elevated blood lead level (EBLL), what is the one most effective thing I can do to prevent further exposure?
8. How can I find a Colorado certified lead contractor to permanently remove lead-based paint in my home or hire a certified lead professional who can do a lead evaluation of my home?
9. Are there regulations for testing painted surfaces like walls and windows in a home prior to renovations, remodeling projects, repairs, and painting jobs?
10. Can family members bring home lead from their job and lead poison my child?

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1. How should the skin be cleaned prior to collecting capillary blood lead samples?
2. What type of sample, venous or capillary, is necessary to confirm an elevated blood lead level?
3. Which children in colorado should be tested for lead?
4. How do I report an elevated blood lead level (EBLL) to Tri-County Health Department?
5. How frequently should children with EBLL's be tested?
6. Does Tri-County have a standard Lead Exposure Risk Assessment Questionnaire to use to evaluate if a child is at risk of having an elevated blood lead level?
7. What services does Tri-County provide for children with EBLL’s?

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1. Who is eligible for services?
2. What services are provided?
3. How do I make a referral?

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1. What schools are given priority for nursing student rotations at Tri-County Health Department?
2. What sorts of experiences are available to nursing students at Tri-County Health Department?
3. Does the Division of Nursing at Tri-County Health Department accept volunteers?

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1. What is the best way to monitor cockroach populations?
2. What can I do to help minimize or get rid of cockroachs?
3. Do cockroaches spread diseases?
4. My rental unit has cockroaches, what should I do?
5. Can Tri-County Health Department make my landlord get rid of cockroachs in my rental property?
6. What is a good pest control company?
7. How long after an exterminator visits and sprays/places traps/etc. should it take cockroaches to die off completely?

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1. Is information for my city available?

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1. Is it true that I need to have my food handling/safety training done before I start selling?
2. Do all employees in my business need safe food handling/processing training?
3. Are all pies allowed?
4. Would frozen jam/jelly be allowed?
5. What about using all your own home grown goods? Do I need a license to use them?
6. I want to sell canned little cakes and quick breads, is that allowed?
7. Are traditionally fermented foods allowed, for instance, lacto-fermented pickles and such?
8. Why is jam production allowed but canned fruits are not allowed?
9. How do you label a wedding cake that is unpackaged?
10. When a home is mentioned, does that also apply to your apartment?

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1. What is the benefit of being part of TCHD's Diabetes Prevention Program?
2. What will I learn at each group meeting?
3. Why is this program offered in a group setting?

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1. How can I learn more about the Tri-County dietetic internship?
2. How can I make my internship application stand out?

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1. What is the time commitment for being a preceptor?
2. What kind of training or experience do I need to be a preceptor?

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1. How much will my exam and birth control cost?
2. Do I need an appointment or can I just walk in?
3. Are your services confidential?
4. Do you provide emergency contraception? How does it work? When should I use it?

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1. Do I need a license to sell food at a farmer’s market?
2. Is my Temporary Event Retail Food Establishment License valid at farmers markets?
3. Is my Food License issued by the City and County of Denver valid in Tri-County Health Department’s jurisdiction?
4. Do I need a license to roast and sell chilies?

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1. How can our child care program or provider network access professional development training about food and nutrition?
2. Where can I find free lesson plans to use with young children in my child care program?
3. What are some fresh ideas for preschooler lunches?
4. Do you have ideas for a snack rotation schedule that our child care program can use?

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1. Is a Food Handlers Card required to work in a restaurant in Colorado?
2. Where do I get food safety training to qualify as a Cottage Food vendor?

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1. My mobile food truck is licensed in Denver; can I sell food in Tri-County?
2. Is a plan review required for mobile food trucks?
3. Can I operate my mobile food truck or cart from my home?
4. What is a commissary, and why do I need one?
5. How do I file a complaint about a food truck or push cart?

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1. How do I recycle batteries?

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1. How do I see restaurant / pool / tattoo / child care inspections?

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1. How do I know if I qualify for Medicaid or Children’s Health Plan Plus (CHP+) Health Insurance programs?
2. How can I make an appointment to have someone help me complete my Medicaid or CHP+ Health Insurance application at Tri-County Health Department?
3. I already have Medicaid or CHP+ Health Insurance and I need help with insurance services. Who can I call for help?
4. Can the Tri-County Health Department Healthy Communities Program update my address, phone number, or make other changes to my benefits?
5. I currently have Medicaid and just gave birth. I need to report the birth of my baby so they are added to my account and can go see a doctor and dentist. How do I make sure my baby is added?

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1. Whom should I turn to for nutrition and diet advice?

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1. Is mold harmful to my family?
2. How do I clean up mold?
3. Is air sampling for mold recommended?
4. How much does air sampling for mold cost?
5. I have mold in my apartment and my landlord won’t do anything about it. What are my options?
6. Can you check the air quality in our home? Our family is experiencing symptoms.
7. I want to measure the radon levels in my home. How do I do this?
8. How does Tri-County Health Department test for radon and is there a fee?
9. Can I purchase a radon test kit and do the test myself?
10. I tested my home for radon and the level came back high. What do I do?
11. What is Asbestos?
12. What are the health effects from exposure to asbestos?
13. I want to know if material in my home contains asbestos. How can I test for this?

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1. How do I access the free screenings in Family Planning and WIC?
2. How are these programs funded?

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1. Do I have to make an appointment or can I just walk-in?
2. Do I need to bring my insurance card or proof of address to the screening?
3. How much does the screening cost?

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1. Will I be denied insurance because I am HIV+?
2. What if I can’t afford medication?
3. Where can I meet with the Linkage to Care nurse?
4. Why is Linkage to Care important?

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1. Do I need an appointment?
2. How much do tests cost?
3. How am I tested for STIs?
4. How long does it take to be tested?
5. How do you test for HIV?
6. If my test results are negative, do my partners still need to be tested?
7. I’m under 18, do I need my parent’s permission to be tested?
8. How do I get treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea?
9. If my partner has chlamydia or gonorrhea, can I get treated without being tested first?
10. How do I prepare for the STI test?
11. How long does it take HIV to show up on a test?
12. How long does it take chlamydia and gonorrhea to show up on a test?
13. What if I need more testing done than HIV, chlamydia, and gonorrhea?
14. What if my HIV test result is positive?
15. I am HIV-positive, but am not receiving medical care. Can your program help me?
16. What if my Hepatitis C test result is positive?

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1. How do I get a nurse home visitor or refer someone to the program in Adams County?
2. What will the nurse do to help my family?

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1. How do I get a nurse home visitor or refer someone to the program in Arapahoe County?
2. What does the nurse do to help my family?

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1. How can I dry latex paint on my own?
2. How do I recycle batteries?
3. Where can you recycle electronic and computer waste?
4. How can I recycle compact florescent light (CFL) bulbs?
5. How do I dispose of mercury?
6. How do I dispose of medication?
7. What are the dates for the Household Chemical Roundups?
8. Where can I dispose of household hazardous waste when there is not a chemical roundup?

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1. How do I apply for an available employment opportunity at Tri-County Health Department?
2. What are your current available employment opportunities?
3. What are the benefits provided by TCHD?
4. I am interested in learning more about how TCHD is structured? May I have an organizational chart?
5. I am interested in learning more about Tri-County Health Department. Can you provide any information about the various programs and services Tri-County Health Department offers?
6. Does Tri-County Health Department accept volunteers?
7. I am interested in applying for an employment opportunity. May I have an application?
8. How often are available positions updated?
9. I’ve submitted my resume and/or application, when will I be contacted to schedule an interview?
10. I have an interview at Tri-County Health Department. It is currently snowing pretty hard outside. I am wondering if TCHD will remain open through the snow storm.
11. I would like to obtain verification of employment for a current and/or former employee. Who should I direct my request to?
12. How do I apply for a practicum opportunity?

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1. How can I get a copy of my Immunization record?
2. Can you bill my insurance?
3. Do I need to make an appointment?
4. What shots does my child need and when?
5. Can I protect my child by using an alternate vaccine schedule

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1. What is a land use case referral?
2. What types of things does Tri-County Health Department consider during a land use case referral review?

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1. Where is the nearest household solid waste site to me?
2. Where is the nearest industrial solid waste site to me?
3. What kind of waste is not permitted in landfulls?
4. Are there extra precautions that need to be taken when digging or building around an old landfill site?
5. What should I do about trash buildup in my neighbors yard?
6. How should I properly dispose of my medical waste?

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1. What is Lowry Landfill Superfund Site and where is it located?
2. Are there health risks for a person that lives by the Lowry Landfill Superfund Site?

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1. How do I contact a City / County Department?
2. Where can I find the answers to my frequently asked questions?

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1. Do you accept faxed authorizations from other healthcare providers / facilities?
2. Who should sign a release of records for a minor?

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1. What is methamphetamine?
2. Who can I hire to complete meth sampling for me?
3. Is the home I want to purchase contaminated with meth?
4. What can I do if I believe my home has been contaminated with meth?
5. What should I do if I believe my neighbors are cooking meth?
6. Is the seller of a home required to disclose any knowledge of meth activity?

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1. Can Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) make my landlord clean up the mold in my apartment?
2. I have black mold where I live. Is it harmful?
3. How do I get out of my lease if I have mold in my apartment?
4. Does TCHD provide mold clean up services?

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1. What is West Nile virus?
2. How do people get West Nile virus?
3. How soon do people get sick after getting bitten by an infected mosquito?
4. What are the symptoms of West Nile virus disease?
5. How can people reduce the chance of getting infected?
6. What repellent should I use?
7. How do birds get infected with West Nile virus?
8. Do birds infected with West Nile virus die or become ill?
9. What should I do if I find a dead bird?
10. Where can I report a problem with mosquitoes?

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1. How much does the program cost for clients?
2. Who can participate in visits?

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1. How do I get a permit to build a new, or repair an on-site wastewater treatment system (OWTS)?
2. Under what conditions must an on-site wastewater treatment system (OWTS) be designed by a Colorado Licensed Professional Engineer?
3. How do I get a Use Permit?
4. Who can do Use Permit inspections?
5. I am moving and need to get my septic system certified. What do I do?
6. What is the minimum lot size for an on-site wastewater treatment system (OWTS)?
7. How often do I need to pump my septic tank?
8. Will I be able to irrigate or have horses where my absorption field is located?
9. Can I install a bathroom in a garage, barn, etc., and connect it to my existing on-site wastewater treatment system (OWTS)?
10. I am unsure where my septic system is located. Do you have records of my system?
11. I accidentally damaged some components of my septic system. Who should I call to inspect and repair the damage? Do I need a permit?

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1. Does talking to my teen about birth control make her/him more likely to have sex sooner?
2. How can I help my teen understand the impact of unprotected sex on his/her future life plans?

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1. Can I get hormone replacement therapy for my menopausal symptoms through the Peak Wellness program?

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1. How do I make a complaint about a pool?
2. What are the minimum and maximum pool chemistry requirements?
3. How can I get a copy of the swimming pool and spa regulations?
4. I am designing a public pool. What are the design requirements?
5. I am designing a private (non-public) pool? What are the design requirements?
6. What is a considered a "private" pool?
7. How do I sign up for the Certified Pool Operator (CPO) class?
8. Why does the pool area smell of chlorine?
9. What should I do if I find a dead animal in the pool?

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1. Do I need a Retail Food license?
2. Are retail food licenses transferable?
3. How do I open a restaurant or grocery store?
4. Do plans need to be submitted for the construction of a retail food establishment?
5. What is a potentially hazardous food?
6. Are retail food workers required to have a food handler card?
7. How do I report a food-borne illness?
8. Do I need a license to roast and sell chilies?
9. How do I report a dirty kitchen, restroom, dining room, or unsanitary conditions or practices?
10. Is it a violation for a restaurant employee to handle money and then handle food without washing their hands in between?
11. Can I rent time in someone else’s approved kitchen?
12. What are the requirements for equipment used in commercial food establishments?

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1. What is the status of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal (RMA) cleanup? Where can I get more information on RMA?
2. Is my well water safe to drink? Should I be worried about any RMA contaminants in my groundwater?
3. Can you provide me any sampling information on my existing well on my property?
4. Can Tri-County Health Department test my well water and do I have to pay for this?
5. What is 1,4-dioxane and why did Tri-County Health Department notify me about this contaminant?
6. Can I use my well water to water my garden?
7. Can I still get a tap from South Adams County Water and Sanitation District?
8. Can you provide me with groundwater information on a property for a Phase I site assessment?
9. I have experienced an odor. What should I do?
10. I see dust coming from Rocky Mountain Arsenal. Should I be concerned?
11. Is it safe to buy a house near RMA?

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1. How do I deal with a rodent problem?
2. How do I clean up rodent droppings and nests?

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1. How do I know if I qualify for the program?
2. Do you accept insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare?
3. How long before I can get an appointment?
4. Do you have emergency services?

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1. Do I need a license to install and repair septic systems?
2. How do I become a licensed septic system pumper/cleaner?
3. How do I become a Certified Use Permit Inspector?
4. Can Tri-County recommend an Septic System Professional such as an installer or pumper?

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1. Does my carpet need to be discarded after a sewage backup in my home?
2. How do I neutralize my soil after sewer water has surfaced in my yard?
3. What do I do if automotive fluids or chemicals were released into a State Waterway?
4. How do I report an automotive or chemical fluid spill at a residence or business?

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1. How do I know if I’m infected with TB?
2. What do I do if I have a positive TB skin test?
3. What is latent TB infection and how is it treated?
4. What is active TB disease and how is it treated?
5. What are the symptoms of active TB disease?
6. What are some risk factors for getting TB?

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1. Where can I find nutrition education lesson plans that meet some of the current educational standards?
2. Are registered dietitians available to teach nutrition classes in your school?

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1. How much will my visit and birth control cost?
2. How old do I need to be to get birth control from your clinic?
3. Do you require parental consent for birth control?
4. What types of birth control does your clinic offer?
5. Do you provide Emergency Contraception? How does it work? When should I use it?
6. What is NuvaRing? How does it work?
7. Do I need an appointment at your clinic, or can I just walk-in.
8. Do I need a physical exam?

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1. Is my Temporary Event Retail Food Establishment License valid at farmers markets?
2. How long is my Temporary Event Retail Food Establishment License good for?
3. Can I operate my temporary food booth from my home?
4. What is a commissary, and why do I need one?
5. What is the difference between a Mobile Retail Food Establishment License and a Temporary Retail Food Establishment License?
6. Why must the operators of fixed, licensed, retail food establishments obtain an additional Retail Food Establishment License to participate in temporary events?
7. How much is a Temporary Event Retail Food Establishment License?
8. When do vendor applications need to be submitted?
9. When should temporary event coordinator applications be submitted?
10. Do I need a license to roast and sell chilies?
11. Do I need a Temporary Event Retail Food Establishment License if I have a licensed mobile food truck, trailer, or push cart?

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1. What is the Baby & Me - Tobacco Free Program?
2. Who qualifies to participate in the program?
3. How do I sign up for the program?

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1. Are there free resources to help me quit smoking?

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1. Do I have to pay to join the walking group?
2. Do I need any special equipment?
3. Are these walks wheelchair accessible?
4. How fast do you walk?
5. Will there be restroom stops?
6. How long do you generally walk?

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1. Why doesn’t Tri-County Health Department spray for mosquitoes?
2. How do I report a problem with mosquitoes?
3. There is standing water on my neighbor’s property and it is breeding mosquitoes. What can be done?
4. Are “mosquito magnets” beneficial?
5. Prairie dogs keep coming into my yard. What do I do?
6. Isn’t it a “health hazard” when prairie dogs, rabbits, or other small mammals come into my yard?
7. I have an old shed on my property that needs to be cleaned out. Since I live in the metro area, do I really need to be concerned about Hantavirus?
8. I have seen several dead birds on my property in the last few days. What do I do?
9. I found a dead bat outside my home. Does it need to be tested for rabies?
10. There have been several dead rabbits near my home lately. Should this be a concern?
11. There is a prairie dog village next to my home, and there haven’t been any prairie dogs lately. Is this a concern?

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1. How many different ways are there to order a birth/death certificate through your office?
2. What do I need in order to order a birth certificate for my child?

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1. Can I have a rain barrel?
2. How do I test my well?
3. How do I find my well permit?
4. How can I make my water taste better?
5. How do I prepare for a water system inspection?
6. Do cities monitor drinking water quality?
7. Can I put a graywater system into my house?
8. How will my water be impacted by oil and gas drilling?
9. How safe is bottled water?
10. Where does my water come from?
11. I see people dumping chemicals/paint/etc. in the stream or storm drain. I know this is illegal. What can I do?
12. Is the water at Chery Creek Resevoir, Chatfield Resevoir, etc. safe to swim in?
13. What can I do to promote drinking water rather than drinks high in sugar?
14. How can we coordinate water quality data?
15. How do I find more environmental and public health data?

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1. What is WIC?
2. Do I qualify for WIC?
3. How do I apply for WIC?
4. Where are the WIC clinics located?
5. Can men participate in WIC?
6. Why are the WIC foods for women, infants and children only?

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1. What are the WIC Community Gardens?
2. What should I bring with me to the gardens?
3. How can I participate at the gardens?

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1. Can you test air quality in the workplace?
2. Can you sample for mold in the workplace?