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Changing the ways we connect to youth

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) continually works to meet the community’s needs and therefore strives to be a flexible, responsive agency.  What was once referred to as “Health Policy and Systems” at SJBPH is now rebranded as “Thriving Youth Programs” and includes Communities That Care (coalition work to prevent youth problem behaviors such [...]

By | 2018-03-15T14:17:00+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|SJBPH Columns, Substance Abuse Prevention, Suicide Prevention, Thriving Youth Programs|Comments Off on Changing the ways we connect to youth

Free Dental Screenings and Fluoride Varnishes for Children

In the spirit of National Children’s Dental Health Month, San Juan Basin Public Health is offering free dental screenings and fluoride varnishes for any child age one to five years. Kari Plante, RDH, Regional Oral Health Specialist, will be available for walk-in dental appointments at San Juan Basin Public Health offices on Mar. 5, [...]

By | 2018-03-15T14:23:57+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Dental, Events, Public Service Announcements, WIC|Comments Off on Free Dental Screenings and Fluoride Varnishes for Children

Federal Funding for Child Health Plan Plus Program (CHP+) Renewed for Six Years

After a three-day shutdown, the federal government reopened on Tuesday when Congress passed another continuing resolution (CR) that authorizes funding through Feb. 8. The CR included federal funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years and the President has signed the bill in to law. This means the CHP+ program will continue [...]

By | 2018-03-15T14:28:53+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Health Insurance, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on Federal Funding for Child Health Plan Plus Program (CHP+) Renewed for Six Years

HPV Vaccine Is Cervical Cancer Prevention

Every year in the U.S., human papillomavirus (HPV) causes 30,700 cancers in men and women and each day, 33 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. During Cervical Health Awareness Month, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) reminds young adults and parents that the HPV vaccine is cancer prevention. Vaccination is recommended for boys and [...]

By | 2018-03-15T14:34:33+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Public Service Announcements, Sexual Health Clinic, Vaccinations|Comments Off on HPV Vaccine Is Cervical Cancer Prevention
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