Whittier and other neighborhood residents report that while they do have concerns about personal and family health issues, they were also very concerned about having healthy communities. They want their children and neighborhoods safe from gang activity, firearm and motor vehicle deaths, crime prevention, pollution, lead poisoning, over-crowding and more. Denver Healthy People 2010 works with many organizations, and helps with grass-roots organizing of neighborhoods to promote healthy living in Denver. They have many reports and resources regarding the current state of Denver's community health at their Web site. A good place to begin is the report entitled "Healthy Denver: What We Know" (Executive Summary 2002).
Healthy Colorado 2010 Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment report compiling data, trends, state initiatives and promising practices for the 10 Leading Health Indicators. (158 page PDF file)
National Healthy People 2010 and 2020
Healthy People 2020 Healthy People 2020 is committed to the vision of a society in which all people live long, healthy lives.
Healthy People 2010 A project setting "national disease prevention and health promotion objectives to be achieved by the end of this decade" with the goal of increasing the "quality and years of healthy life and to eliminate health disparities."
Colorado NonProfit Association This statewide membership coalition connects nonprofits of all sizes, missions and geographic locations and provides tools for communication, networking and administration.
Rural Assistance Center Helps rural communities and other rural stakeholders access available programs, funding, and research so they can provide quality health and human services to rural residents.
RAND Corporation Nonprofit organization dedicated to helping improve policy and decision making through research and analysis.
Prevention Institute Includes policy and best practice approaches to prevent violence, health disparities and much more. Lots about how to do health promotion.
See Denver Healthy People 2010 for additional resources, and to connect with groups and professionals concerned with making Denver a healthier place for all.
The Denver Public Library provides many subscription databases. The Library pays subscription fees so that Denver residents may have free online access to hundreds of journals and other resources - many in full text. These require you to log-in with your library card for online access from home or work. Besides both popular and academic periodicals, these resources include local and national newspaper databases, congressional, statistical, and educational databases. See also our In-Depth Health Resources section and Government Documents at the Denver Public Library.
The Piton Foundation Denver data and information by neighborhood, school, or city as a whole, including crime, CSAP scores, and much more. Get email bulletins.
Colorado Health Information Dataset (CoHID) Allows access to local-level health data compiled by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to help users determine the health status of a neighborhood, community, county, or region in Colorado.
National Institutes of Health Combined Health Information Database Model programs, chapters from books, some full-text, and the rest citations or abstracts.
Contact us to ask a question or to Request a Title that we don't own. We will get it for you.
Recommended Resources on Health Literacy From the Healthy People Library Project, a project of the American Association for the Advancement of Science made possible through a grant from the National Institutes of Health.
The Denver Public Library receives many government documents. In the past most of these have been paper documents, and many still come in this format. Many are now coming as electronic resources, either as CD's or web sites.
You can search the DPL Catalog, and many will appear there - some available for check-out, some linked with a URL to the web site. Contact GovDocs at 720-865-1712 for search assistance.
The Health and Medicine section of the Denver Public Library website is intended to provide easy access to quality health information of interest to residents throughout Denver who want to be informed about health issues for themselves, their families, and their community. It is not intended as an endorsement of all the information at each linked site or organization. The Denver Public Library does not provide medical or health care advice. We recommend that you evaluate all health information with care, and that you discuss what you find here with your doctor or licensed health professional before making changes involving your health.