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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

Current Information on Local Fires, Air Quality Advisory

6/30/2017, 4:15pm Click here for an Air Quality Health Advisory. Click here for Public Health Considerations for Residents Returning Home. 6/30/2017, 8:35am Spanish language health advisory. Additional fire updates below.  Asesoramiento sanitario de calidad del aire Considere limitar las actividades al aire libre en presencia de humo fuerte o moderado. Personas con enfermedades pulmonares, ancianos y [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|Local Wildfire Updates|Comments Off on Current Information on Local Fires, Air Quality Advisory

In the Loop interview with Kevin O’Connor, Health Insurance Literacy Program Lead

The following is a recent interview from In the Loop, an online community where people who are engaged in helping individuals enroll in health insurance can interact with others doing similar work. In the Loop caught up with SJBPH employee Kevin O'Connor, Health Insurance Literacy Program Lead. June’s Looper of the Month is Kevin [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|Health Insurance|Comments Off on In the Loop interview with Kevin O’Connor, Health Insurance Literacy Program Lead

San Juan Basin Public Health Emergency Dispensing Exercise: Call for Volunteers

Come to La Plata County Fairgrounds in Durango on June 16th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and participate in a Public Health Emergency Dispensing Exercise. San Juan Basin Public Health is practicing handing out medication and medical supplies and we need your help!  We’re asking for volunteers to act as community members coming to [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Events, Public Health Emergency Dispensing Exercise, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on San Juan Basin Public Health Emergency Dispensing Exercise: Call for Volunteers
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