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Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month and local agencies San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and Colorado State University Extension Office of La Plata County encourage you to take action to reduce your exposure to radon. Radon is a colorless, odorless, invisible gas that can only be detected through radon testing. It is produced [...]

By | 2018-01-31T15:46:13+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Air Quality, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on Radon Action Month

SJBPH Seeks Community Input for 2018 Community Health Assessment

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) seeks input from community members to determine the primary health and wellness needs impacting residents of Archuleta and La Plata counties. The agency encourages local residents to provide feedback via an online survey. The survey is available in both English and Spanish. The survey is part of a Community [...]

By | 2018-01-31T15:47:10+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Community Health Assessment, Health Equity, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on SJBPH Seeks Community Input for 2018 Community Health Assessment

Care Coordinators Help Navigate Health Care System

Until you have cared for a sick child, spouse, friend, or loved one, you may not truly understand that health care is not ‘one size fits all’.  Although a diagnosis may be the same, never is the circumstance, nor the outcome. The Care Coordinators at San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) experience this truth [...]

By | 2018-01-31T15:47:33+00:00 January 10th, 2018|SJBPH Columns|Comments Off on Care Coordinators Help Navigate Health Care System

Flu vaccine safeguards personal, community health

December through February is the typical peak for the influenza virus, and with the vaccination taking effect after about two weeks, now is the time to protect your health as well as the community’s health. We are each interlaced in a community dependent on others being flu-free. Loved ones, co-workers, neighbors, even strangers on [...]

By | 2018-01-31T15:47:52+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Communicable Disease, SJBPH Columns, Vaccinations|Comments Off on Flu vaccine safeguards personal, community health

The Future of Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)

Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is low-cost public health insurance for children and pregnant women who earn too much to qualify for Health First Colorado (Medicaid), but not enough to pay for private health insurance. CHP+ is paid for by a combination of state and federal funding. For CHP+ to continue in Colorado, Congress [...]

By | 2018-01-31T15:48:10+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Health Insurance, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on The Future of Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)
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