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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Arapahoe County Public Health Board appoints director

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Arapahoe County’s Foundational Board of Health today named Jennifer L. Ludwig the public health director. Ludwig will ensure that Arapahoe County Public Health (ACPH) is operational by Jan. 1, 2023.

Ludwig brings with her more than 25 years of public healt...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

New Public Health department telephone town hall

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Join us for a telephone town hall on the creation of Arapahoe County’s new public health department. Meet the new members of the Foundational Board of Health, learn what progress has been made so far, and get your questions answered.

Thursday, July 7 at 6:...

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Health Department News
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Arapahoe County appoints its Foundational Board of Health

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Five-member governing body will set up the new public health department by Jan. 1, 2023

On June 14, the new Arapahoe County Public Health Department reached a critical milestone, as the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners appointed five individuals to t...

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Health Department News
Posted on: June 1, 2022

Funding Arapahoe County Public Health

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In just under six months, Arapahoe County will have its own public health department to serve our 650,000 residents. The department will offer many programs and services that are currently provided by Tri-County Health Department. As we transition from th...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Arapahoe County Public Health services to protect medically underserved, community health

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As Arapahoe County moves through the complex process of setting up its single-county public health department, one of the primary questions County officials have received is which services will the new health department provide? Arapahoe County’s priority...

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Health Department News
Posted on: April 13, 2022

Arapahoe County seeking foundational Board of Health candidates

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As part of Arapahoe County’s new health department creation process, the County has opened the application process to secure candidates for its foundational board of health. The single-county health department will open by Jan. 1, 2023, replacin...

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Health Department News
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Arapahoe County enters next phase in public health department planning

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On Tuesday, March 29, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners (Board) launched the next phase of planning for the County’s new public health department. This new department will serve as the County’s public health services provider effective Jan. 1, 20...

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Health Department News
Posted on: March 16, 2022

Public health is more than you think

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Programs help communities thrive by preventing disease, reducing accidents, and encouraging safety. Learn more about what public heath is, and isn't...

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

Get the latest updates on the formation of the County public health department

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Arapahoe County invites residents to a virtual town hall on Wednesday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. to hear about our approach to forming a single-county public health department. Arapahoe County commissioners and County staff will provide an overview o...

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Health Department News
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Arapahoe County Board update on the health department creation process

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Since this past fall, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners has been executing the complex process of creating a single-county public health department. This became necessary after Adams and Douglas counties exited our 55-year partnership with the Tr...

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Health Department News
Posted on: February 3, 2022

Commissioners hear preliminary data from the community health assessment

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A 2021 health assessment of Arapahoe County revealed that income, housing and social connections have a direct impact on the health of residents. The preliminary report describes seven factors that the county will need to address to increase quality of li...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

5 things you should know about Arapahoe County’s proposed new health department

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In late 2021, Arapahoe County began moving forward with the planning of a new single-county public health department. Since then, the County has begun exploring all options for delivering public health services and developing the necessary transition plan...

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Health Department News
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Arapahoe County formally begins process for creating single-county health department

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The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners (Board) has taken its latest step toward forming a single-county health department by clarifying its intention to depart the multi-county Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) partnership after Dec. 31, 2022. The B...

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Health Department News
Posted on: October 21, 2021

County Board to determine next steps after Adams County departure from Tri-County Health partnership

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The Adams County decision to leave the Tri-County Health Department on Tuesday, Oct. 20 means that Arapahoe County will likely have to create its own public health department as well. After Adams County announced its intentions, the Arapahoe County Board ...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Arapahoe County Commissioners review public health agency options

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On Tuesday, Oct. 12, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners heard a presentation that will help determine the best path forward for the County’s future public health agency operations. 

Earlier this year, Arapahoe and Adams counties&a...

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Health Department News
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Arapahoe County commissioners hear consultants’ updates on potential Tri-County Health breakup

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This week, the Arapahoe Board of County Commissioners (Board) hosted a study session to view preliminary information about the future of the Tri-County Health Department and the County’s relationship with the public health agency.

After D...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Arapahoe County Board considering next steps with Tri-County Health

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On Monday, Aug. 30, the Tri-County Health Department Board of Health (BOH) issued a new public health order (PHO) about mandatory masking in schools that rescinded Arapahoe County’s ability to opt out. 

The Arapahoe County Board ...

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