Rocky Flats Downwinders is dedicated to tracking and documenting the health experiences of those whoare living/ have lived near Rocky Flats.
In 2019, Rocky Flats Downwinders Director, Tiffany Hansen begins working with Physician Sasha Stiles and nurse Shaunessy McNeely to re-create a health survey for Rocky Flats Downwinders. Please check back and stay tuned our social media outlets for updates. We aim to have our new, community driven health survey live and available on this site in January 2020. PLEASE CHECK BACK AND SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER TO BE NOTIFIED.
In 2016, Metropolitan State University released a survey designed to better understand the health impacts of living near the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant. Carol Jensen initiated the first of its kind health survey. In 2018, Carol retired and no facility took over this project. IT IS CLOSED.
Despite our repeated requests, Jeff Helton, Chair of the Healthcare Management Program at Metro, chose NOT to appointment a new Principal Investigator.
Below is the map of the Boundaries of the original study.
If you were a resident of the areas circumscribed by the boundaries of Highway 7/168th/Arapahoe Avenue on the north, I-25 on the east, Colfax Avenue on the south, and Highway 93 on the west (see map) from 1952 to the present day Metropolitan State University invited you to take the health survey.
For the preliminary findings of the Metropolitan State University health survey released in November 2016, click here.
Young Breast Cancer in Colorado is a
a new facebook page set up by Brittany Kelley who, at only 35 years old was just diagnosed with triple negative, grade 3, IDC (one of the most difficult types of BC to treat) and has a sister who also had breast at 25. She wants to better understand the occurrences of young breast cancer in Colorado. She is mapping the result (see below). To submit information if you are a young young with breast cancer, please click here. For the news story, click here. UPDATE: AS OF NOVEMBER 11, 2019 OVER 140 YOUNG WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER HAVE REACHED OUT TO YOUNG BREAST CANCER IN COLORADO.