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September 19: Blue-green algae bloom warning at Brunner Reservoir
The Brunner Reservoir has been experiencing a blue-green algae bloom over the past several weeks. Blue-green algae under the right conditions can produce a chemical toxin called Microcystin. It is recommended that all contact with the water in the reservoir be avoided until warning signs have been removed.

April 2: Colorado teen birth rate and repeat birth rates decline
The Colorado Initiative to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy, a consortium of public and private health partners, has addressed this issue by providing free or low-cost IUDs and implants to low-income women throughout Colorado.

March 18: Broomfield Ranks 8th in Overall Health Outcomes
The fourth annual County Health Rankings were released March 20 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute, and Broomfield County ranks eighth in Colorado for overall health outcomes. The County Health Rankings ranks the overall health of nearly every county in all 50 states, using a standard method to measure how healthy people are and how long they live. The County Health Rankings are based on two sets of measures: health outcomes (length and quality of life); and health factors (health behaviors, access to and quality of clinical care, social and economic factors, and the physical environment). According to the County Health Rankings, areas to explore for Broomfield County includes 61 percent of our restaurants are fast food restaurants, 22 percent of Broomfield adults are obese, and 14 percent of Broomfield adults smoke. This information helps our community leaders identify where we are doing well and where improvement is needed to ensure that Broomfield is a healthy place to live, learn, work and play.