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Jill Law embraces her task at EPC Public Health

Jill Law embraces her task at EPC Public Health

Jill Law, director of El Paso County Public Health since March 2012, received her registered nurse degree from Beth-El College of Nursing at UCCS and has a master’s in health administration from the University of Phoenix. Prior to her current position, she served as the agency’s division director of health services, overseeing six departments. Before… Continue Reading Jill Law embraces her task at EPC Public Health

El Paso Public Health earns sought-after accreditation

El Paso County Public Health has become the first public health agency in Colorado to earn national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board. The agency is one of only five health departments to receive accreditation this year, and one of only 19 accredited health departments in the United States. “Achieving and maintaining accreditation provides… Continue Reading El Paso Public Health earns sought-after accreditation

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County medical director assesses situation

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County medical director assesses situation

The new medical director at El Paso County Public Health has been in Colorado Springs for only eight months, but he’s been busy. Dr. Bill Letson views his job as the chance to prevent sickness and death from various diseases. Early disease prevention, he says, is the most cost-effective way to approach health and well-being… Continue Reading County medical director assesses situation

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Jill Law had just been named the permanent executive director of El Paso County Public Health in June when the Waldo Canyon fire broke out, reducing hundreds of homes to ashes, killing two people and leaving thousands without electricity. Even though she was evacuated — as was the health department itself — Law managed to set up… Continue Reading Law tackles responsibilities of county public health

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El Paso County Public Health has reinstated its air quality control program, and will now issue open burn and construction permits, as well as respond to air quality complaints. The program will cover Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Calhan, Fountain, Green Mountain Falls, Monument, Palmer Lake and Ramah. The air quality control program was suspended in… Continue Reading Health department reinstates air quality program

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