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416 Fire Updates

Reentry Fire Evacuated Residents Public Health Considerations for Residents Returning Home Mental Health After a Wildfire Wildland Fire Chemical Clean-Up Flooding Large-scale wildfires dramatically alter the terrain and ground conditions. Flooding after fire is often more severe, as debris and ash left from the fire can form mudflows and leave large amounts of [...]

By |2018-08-01T12:05:38+00:00July 27th, 2018|Air Quality, Emergency Preparedness, Local Wildfire Updates, Recent News|Comments Off on 416 Fire Updates

Free Tdap Vaccines Available for Adults on December 2nd

San Juan Basin Health (SJBH) reminds residents that during winter months, pertussis becomes more common as it is a highly contagious disease. While adult cases of pertussis are not typically severe, the intensity of the cough can lead to rib fractures and other complications. For babies and children, this preventable disease can be deadly. [...]

By |2017-01-18T13:06:56+00:00November 10th, 2015|Communicable Disease, Events, Vaccinations|Comments Off on Free Tdap Vaccines Available for Adults on December 2nd

Animas River Celebration to be held November 1

We are pleased to invite the community to a Celebration of the Animas River on Sunday, November 1st from Noon - 2:00 PM at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.  The event will provide information and an opportunity to ask questions of the community organizations working to support the river. Information provided will address the [...]

By |2017-01-18T13:06:16+00:00October 28th, 2015|Events, Gold King Mine Spill|Comments Off on Animas River Celebration to be held November 1

Local Pertussis Cases on the Rise

Since January 1, 2015, 20 cases of pertussis have been diagnosed in La Plata and Archuleta counties, to date. 10 of these cases have been reported since September 1, 2015, with 8 of these reported in school-aged children. In 2014, 21 cases of pertussis were reported in total in both counties. Also known as [...]

By |2017-03-10T16:19:44+00:00October 15th, 2015|Communicable Disease|Comments Off on Local Pertussis Cases on the Rise

Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October

San Juan Basin Health Department urges women ages 40 years and older to talk with their doctors during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October about screening for breast cancer. Women who can’t afford mammograms may be eligible for free screening from a local health care provider. “The screenings Women’s Wellness Connection provides saves [...]

By |2017-01-18T13:04:15+00:00October 9th, 2015|Events, Public Service Announcements, Sexual Health Clinic|Comments Off on Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October
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