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Intermountain West and Pacific Northwest Wildfires Affecting Air Quality

Air Quality Advisory San Juan Basin Public Health advises that if visibility is less than five miles, smoke has reached levels that are unhealthy. This is especially true for those with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, the very young, and the elderly. Consider limiting outdoor activity when moderate to heavy smoke is present. People with heart [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|Air Quality|Comments Off on Intermountain West and Pacific Northwest Wildfires Affecting Air Quality

Reach Out, Save a Life

September is National Suicide Prevention month. The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health, is hosting World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, 2017. This year’s theme is “Take a Minute, Save a Life” and will focus on raising awareness [...]

By | September 3rd, 2017|Events, SJBPH Columns, Suicide Prevention|Comments Off on Reach Out, Save a Life

Nurse-Family Partnership helps give young families healthy start

Women in impoverished regions face enormous challenges – a dangerous physical environment, isolation and reduced access to education. For them, the anxiety of an unplanned pregnancy is profound. A number of studies have proved a mother’s stress can present in her children as well; women with higher levels of cortisol during pregnancy may have children [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|SJBPH Columns|Comments Off on Nurse-Family Partnership helps give young families healthy start

Prevent Animal-borne (Zoonotic) Disease

As summer progresses, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) reminds residents that the risk of contracting certain animal-borne diseases increases. Zoonotic diseases are more common during warm weather months when humans and animals are frequently in close contact. Since the start of the year, the state has reported 3 hantavirus cases in La Plata, Jefferson [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on Prevent Animal-borne (Zoonotic) Disease

WIC program increasing access to healthy foods in community

Since 2002 San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) has housed the local Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program with services available through clinics in Durango, Ignacio, and Pagosa Springs. WIC is a federally-funded income-based program administered at the state level by the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE). CDPHE administers WIC funding [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|SJBPH Columns, WIC|Comments Off on WIC program increasing access to healthy foods in community
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