Denver, Colorado

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Michael B. Hancock— Mayor
    • (720) 865-9000
  • Jill Hunsaker Ryan, MPH – Executive Director, Colorado Department of Public Health &             Environment
  • Kirin McGowan – Deputy Director, Colorado Department of Public Health &             Environment
  • Denver Department of Public Health & Environment:
    • (720) 865-5365
  • Bob McDonald – Department of Public Health & Environment; Executive Director
  • Ann Cecchine -Williams – Department of Public Health & Environment; Deputy Director
  • Denver City Council:
    • District 1: Rafael Espinoza
    • District 2: Kevin Flynn – 720-337-2222
    • District 3: Paul D. Lopez— 720-337-3333
    • District 4: Kendra Black—720-337-4444
    • District 5: Mary Beth Susman—720-337-5555
    • District 6: Paul Kashmann—720-337-6666
    • District 7: Jolon Clark
    • District 8: Christopher Herndon—720-337-8888
    • District 9: Albus Brooks—720-337-7709
    • District 10: Wayne New—720-337-7710
    • District 11: Stacie Gilmore—720-337-7711
    • District 12: Robin Kniech—720-337-7712
    • District 9: Deborah “Debbie” Ortega —720-337-7713

Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, the number of average annual cancer cases in men were 1,268 in Denver County, Colorado.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 460.9/per 100,000 (0.46%).

Prostate Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, the number of average annual prostate cancer cases in men were 303 in Denver County, Colorado.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 106.1/per 100,000 (0.10%)

*Testicular Cancer

  • Resources:
    • Rays of Hope Cancer Foundation: provides financial assistance to Colorado cancer patients in need. The daily financial burdens of many Colorado cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment include struggling to pay for food, transportation to medical appointments, utilities and housing.
      • (720) 238-5401

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Denver County recorded a 193.1 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.19%).

Stroke

  • Resources:
    • UC Health Heart and Vascular Center: provides high-quality, compassionate care while developing innovative treatments for heart and vascular diseases.
      • (720) 848-5300

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes: provides state-of the-art care to children and adults with type 1 diabetes and teaches patients how to prevent or delay complications associated with diabetes
      • (303) 724-2323

*Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 903 men in Colorado committed suicide. (Population: 2,822,333)
  • Age-adjusted death rate: 31.16/per 100,000 (0.031%)
  • Resources:
    • Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado: formed in 1999, focuses on preventing suicide and creating a resource network for those who are working to prevent suicide around the state.
      • (720) 034-2387

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 21.5% of men in Colorado were obese.
  • “Colorado has the lowest adult obesity rate in the nation.” (22.6%)
    • Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Program: Obesity prevention program by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
      • (303) 692-2462

*state statistics