Our mission is to protect and preserve the health of the citizens of Fremont County. Public health nurses provide a variety of services including immunizations, preventive assessments of children and the elderly and a full range of services designed to assist individuals and groups to attain and maintain good health and to cope with illnesses.
During the first full week of April each year, public health brings together communities across the national to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health. The Fremont County Board of Commissioners have issued the following proclamation observing this year’s event. During the week of April 6-12, please reflect on your personal choices and those around you to foster a healthier, more productive lifestyle.
Public Health Improvement Plan Approved
At the October 27th Board of Health meeting the 2014-2018 Public Health improvement Plan was approved by unanimous vote. This plan, a combined effect of the Fremont County Department of Public Health and Environment(FCDPHE), the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, local healthcare providers and the public, identifies the following top three public health priorities for Fremont County:
- Mental Health and Substance Abuse
- Tobacco Consumption
- Maternal Health
FCDPHE will be working collaboratively with local healthcare providers as well as providing direct service to address these important issues. A copy of the completed plan is found at the link below.
If you have questions, please contact the FCDPHE at 276-7450.
The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment has Ebola information an resources available. Visit their site at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/ebola for more information.
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