Tuesday, August 28, 2018

CDPHE Flu Shot Clinic - Main Campus - October 3, 12 pm - 4 pm

CDPHE will host two flu shot clinics this year. The main campus clinic will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from noon to 4  p.m. in the Carson Room. The Laboratory Services Division will host a clinic on September 26 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Pasteur Room.  

  • All benefit-eligible state employees with health insurance through Kaiser Permanente or UnitedHealthcare receive the vaccine at no-cost.
  • Dependents and beneficiaries ages 7 and older can get shots at the CDPHE clinics receive the vaccine at no-cost.
  • Walgreens can bill insurance directly if you do not have state benefit plan insurance or you can pay out-of-pocket $35.
  • Influenza Vaccine: Injectable Quadrivalent vaccine
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap), and Pneumococcal(Prevnar and Pnemovax) vaccines also will be available.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

City Year - Denver Mentor Program - August 7, 12-1PM - Carson

Make an Impact – City Year Denver Mentor Program
Lunch and Learn
August 7, 12 – 1PM, Carson

Want to help make a difference in Denver Public Schools as a mentor to a City Year Denver AmeriCorps member? City Year Denver is looking for business and community leaders to participate in our 2018-2019 Mentor Program. Join the Lunch & Learn on August 7th from Noon to 1:00pm to learn more about this opportunity to get involved with the community and help make an impact!

City Year Denver’s Mentor Program is an innovative program for business and community leaders to more deeply engage with City Year Denver’s mission by supporting a City Year Denver AmeriCorps member during their year of service while having the opportunity to connect with other leaders committed to making a difference. Mentors will commit for a year to support an AmeriCorps member (ages 18-25) serving in our highest need schools. In general, mentors are at least 25 years of age or older and self-identify as mid to late career professionals. 

City Year helps students and schools succeed. Fueled by national service, City Year partners with public schools in 28 urban, high-need communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and Johannesburg, South Africa. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide research-based student, classroom and school-wide support to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. We believe, all children deserve a high-quality education. City Year Denver opened in 2011 and currently serves nine Denver Public Schools with 75 AmeriCorps members and over 4,000 students annually. https://www.cityyear.org/denver

Contact Ethan Kirkwood for more information or questions:
ekirkwood@cityyear.org | (513) 312-0061

Monday, July 23, 2018

The AIDS Walk Colorado - A Festival for Life and 5k Walk/Run - is only one month away, and the department’s AIDS Walk Team needs you! The event will take place Aug. 18 and will include food trucks, beer gardens, entertainment as well as family and kid-friendly activities. The 5K race and walk begins at 8:30 a.m.  You can join the department’s official AIDS Walk Team in one of two ways:

1. Contact Christopher Grano at extension 2729, and he can help you get registered.
2. Register on The Aids Walk Colorado website. Click on "Walk or Run.” You then can register and join the department’s team.

There is no expectation for department staff to fundraise in order to participate. That being said, there were 25 gung-ho CDPHEers last year who raised several thousand dollars in support of Colorado-based HIV/AIDS service organizations. Go team!
The 5K walk is free, so please invite friends and family to join the department’s team as well.  For you runners and volleyball champions, there is a 5K race and a volleyball tournament. Both include registration fees; participants receive a t-shirt.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

High Blood Pressure May Increase Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Worried About Dementia? You Might Want to Check Your Blood Pressure
At least two large studies have revealed an alarming trend among stroke patients. If you had a stroke, even a small stroke, your risk of dementia within the next two years was greatly magnified.  There's something about having a stroke that drives a lot of the processes that give rise to dementia.

Read full article here