Articles By Jennifer Brown

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The toughest position for Gov.-elect Jared Polis to fill is this one

Gov. John Hickenlooper has managed to end his term with the same state director of human services he appointed eight years ago, a rarity nationally

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One in eight Denver residents is clinically depressed and most aren’t getting treatment, new study says

Public health officials in Denver used electronic records, surveys to pinpoint how many in the city are depressed

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Denver moves forward with plan for supervised injection site for IV-drug users

City Council's ordinance is contingent on state legislation, and flouts federal law

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Denver city councilman, state lawmaker revive plans for safe injection site, in spite of federal law

Drug overdoses kill more people than firearms in Denver and a Colorado state lawmaker calls opioid addiction the “greatest public health crisis of our time”

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Colorado set up its mental health crisis system four years ago in response to a mass shooting. It’s about to transform.

State officials say the transformation will increase services and improve mobile response. But the contractors running the system since it began predict uncoordinated “hodgepodge.”