Obesity prevention, mental health are top priorities in new state health plan


By Mark Salley
Special to The SUN

Obesity prevention and mental health/substance abuse are the flagship priorities in the state’s second public health improvement plan, recently released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

“Healthy Colorado: Shaping a State of Health” is a five-year plan for improving public health and the environment. It brings together initiatives such as Center for Disease Control’s Healthy People 2020, Colorado’s Winnable Battles and Gov. John Hickenlooper’s 2013 “State of Health” report.

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