Your Health and Oil and Gas
Broomfield is embarking on Phase III of a long-range, comprehensive Oil & Gas Program plan focused on a targeted approach to health and safety. Our Public Health Department is increasing its capacity in the areas of environmental epidemiology and toxicology to begin data collection and trend analysis on the health effects of oil and gas activities.
Oil and Gas Health Survey
The City and County of Broomfield Department of Public Health and Environment and Colorado School of Public Health at University of Colorado Denver Anschutz campus are working together to better understand the health implications of living near oil and gas development. To accomplish this, CCOB and CSPH are conducting a research study that involves a health survey that will be sent out to 1,600 randomly selected households in Broomfield. This survey will ask questions about recent health symptoms. The responses to this survey will help inform the City and County of Broomfield, health experts, policy makers, and the broader scientific community about the potential health implications of living near oil and gas in our community. Learn more about the survey here.
February 2023 Update: We are pleased to announce that the study has undergone rigorous peer-review and has been published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The publication can be viewed here Headline.
May 2022 Update: The results from the Oil and Gas Health Study have been released. To view the results and submit questions, please visit the Broomfield Voice webpage.
January 2022 Update: Thank you for participating in the Oil and Gas Health Survey. The survey is now closed and researchers will begin their analysis. Ten participants were randomly selected to receive $50 Amazon gift cards. If you were selected, you will hear from us directly. Your patience is greatly appreciated.
November 2021 Update: due to a lower than expected response rate, the University of Colorado's Multiple Institutional Review Board (COMIRB) has approved an amendment to the IRB package for this research to increase the population that receives postcard surveys. Approximately 2,300 randomly selected households will also be receiving health surveys in the mail in the near future. We encourage all residents who receive a postcard to participate.
Report a Health Concern
Use this form to report your health concern. A health professional from Broomfield Public Health and Environment will respond to you.
If you are concerned about your health symptoms, we encourage you to also speak with your primary care provider. Broomfield Public Health and Environment staff have prepared a checklist to help you prepare for your appointment.
Resources from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Broomfield Public Health is partnering with the Colorado Department of Public Health on its health effects data collection efforts. Read more about the health and environmental impacts related to oil and gas on the CDPHE website.