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The latest information from State health department on Community Water Fluoridation

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Oral Health Unit, in collaboration with the Safe Drinking Water Program, administers the community water fluoridation program ensuring that the addition of fluoride is in accordance with the latest scientific, dental and health guidelines. Community water fluoridation is an evidence-based, cost-effective public health benefit. Over seventy years [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Community Water Fluoridation, Dental|Comments Off on The latest information from State health department on Community Water Fluoridation

School District 9-R endorses keeping fluoride in water

Reposted from Durango Herald, Mar. 15 The Durango School District 9-R board waded into the fluoride debate Tuesday night, endorsing keeping the mineral in the city of Durango’s water. The issue will go to city voters as ordinance 1A. A “yes” vote in the April 4 election would mean the city would discontinue adding [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Community Water Fluoridation, Dental|Comments Off on School District 9-R endorses keeping fluoride in water

San Juan Basin Public Health Releases Data on Local Groundwater Quality

Thousands of people in southwest Colorado rely on groundwater for their home drinking water. Since the fall of 2016, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) have been offering free water testing for residents of the Animas Valley. In conjunction with National Groundwater Awareness Week, [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|Public Service Announcements, Water Quality|Comments Off on San Juan Basin Public Health Releases Data on Local Groundwater Quality

Promotor Program helps address health disparities

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) knows that health starts in our families, schools, workplaces, communities, in the air we breathe, and the water we drink. All of these things can affect how we feel, and how healthy (or not) we are. SJBPH’s programs work to build community health resilience by addressing these issues for [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|Health Equity, Promotor Program, SJBPH Columns|Comments Off on Promotor Program helps address health disparities

National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 5 – 11

Thousands of people in southwest Colorado rely on groundwater for their home drinking water. As part of National Groundwater Awareness Week, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and the National Groundwater Association (NGWA) remind all well owners that taking a few basic steps can protect households from contaminated drinking water. Wells can provide high-quality [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Events, Public Service Announcements, Water Quality|Comments Off on National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 5 – 11