September 20th 2021 at 9:17 am
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June 25, 2021 Pueblo, CO – A traveling exhibit, “Your Words Have Power”, educates and empowers the community to help fight substance misuse and stigma for those seeking treatment. The exhibit showcases 15 Pueblo County residents who have experienced and/or seen the impacts of substance misuse and stigma. A soft opening will be held at the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment Monday, June 28, 2021, the exhibit is scheduled for travel to multiple locations in Pueblo through August…

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September 20th 2021 at 9:17 am
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June 28, 2021, Pueblo, CO – Public Health officials confirmed the Delta variant of COVID-19 is in Pueblo County. The Delta variant is of concern due to the increased transmissibility, more severity of disease including hospitalizations and reduced effectiveness of treatments and vaccines. The Delta variant has been classified a variant of concern by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC defines a variant of concern as: A variant for which there is evidence of an increase…

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September 20th 2021 at 9:17 am
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June 18, 2021 Today, a new community vaccination site opened in Pueblo welcoming those seeking the COVID-19 vaccine. The site will be open for ages 12 and older Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 AM – 5 PM at the Pueblo Mall located at 3429 Dillon Drive in Pueblo. There are over twenty locations to get COVID-19 vaccine throughout Pueblo County. To find a vaccine provider near you, set up free rides to your appointment through Lyft or Uber, and free childcare in your area while you…

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September 20th 2021 at 9:17 am
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Sexual violence exists around the world and effects people of all ages, ethnicities, and socioeconomic status. Additionally, sexual violence effects all communities, including ours. Although anyone can experience sexual violence - most victims are female, and most perpetrators are male.  However, most men are not perpetrators. We can all be powerful protective forces by being active bystanders who have the power to change the culture. How can men and allies prevent sexual violence…

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September 20th 2021 at 9:17 am
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June 14, 2021 The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment has seen a surge in inquiries from individuals requesting verification of COVID-19 immunization records in the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS). Likely, this is in large part due to the Colorado Comeback Cash Campaign. Colorado Comeback Cash is a random weekly drawing of $1 Million. One person, aged 18 and older, is drawn each week through July 7, 2021. For ages 12-17 years of age, five $50,000…

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September 20th 2021 at 9:17 am
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Physicians aim to improve health conditions by “prescribing” nature and exercise June 11,2021  Pueblo, CO – The Pueblo County Medical Society has launched Nature Scripts, a community engagement project developed in collaboration with Park Rx America, Pueblo Department of Health and Environment, and Pueblo Parks and Recreation, through which physicians and other prescribing providers can “prescribe” nature and exercise to patients. The aim of the program is to lower rates of concerning…

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September 20th 2021 at 9:17 am
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The year 2020 has presented many challenges. Youth in Pueblo, as well as in other communities, have gone through a lot of change. School has moved online, sports have stopped or been postponed, events have been cancelled, and some youth have lost family members. Still, through this year, youth have shown strength and Pueblo pride. Communities That Care (CTC), a community-based coalition at the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment, wanted to recognize youth resilience in 2020.  …

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September 20th 2021 at 9:17 am
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June 09, 2021 Pueblo, CO – A public data dashboard on substance use prevention and treatment metrics is now available at pueblohealth.org. The dashboard highlights data linked to substance use in Pueblo County and shows how data has historically been used to inform and make decisions. The creation of this dashboard was supported by a grant awarded from the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) on behalf of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs, U.S.…

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September 20th 2021 at 9:17 am
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Mealtimes can be stressful with young children. Pueblo WIC and Cooking Matters have partnered to help Pueblo families make healthy meals at home more fun and enjoyable. Cooking Matters is a community focused organization that helps parents and caregivers make simple, delicious, and budget friendly meals for the entire family. Pueblo WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. Pueblo WIC provides free healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding…

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September 20th 2021 at 9:17 am
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Pueblo, CO June 1, 2021—The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed a skunk was positive for rabies. The skunk was from the Avondale area in Pueblo County. The sluggish skunk was active during daylight hours and bit a pet dog. The skunk was sent to a lab for testing and it was confirmed the skunk was positive with rabies. “Rabies is caused by a virus transmitted by the bite of an infected animal. Rabies can also be transmitted if the infected animal’s saliva gets into a…

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