WIC program increasing access to healthy foods in community

For more than 16 years, San Juan Basin Public Health has housed the local Women, Infants, and Children program with services available in Durango, Pagosa Springs and Ignacio. WIC is a federally funded, income-based program administered at the state level by the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment. WIC agencies across the [...]

By |2018-07-02T10:00:38+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Health Equity, Healthy Foods, SJBPH Columns, WIC|Comments Off on WIC program increasing access to healthy foods in community

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 |2018-03-15T14:48:02+00:00January 12th, 2018|Community Health Assessment, Health Equity, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on SJBPH Seeks Community Input for 2018 Community Health Assessment

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 [...]

By |2018-04-05T15:03:46+00:00March 8th, 2017|Health Equity, Promotor Program, SJBPH Columns|Comments Off on Promotor Program helps address health disparities

For kids, choose tap water for a smile that sparkles

February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and this year’s theme for the American Dental Association’s campaign is focused on healthy oral health habits for kids, including brushing twice a day with fluoridated tap water. San Juan Basin Public Health’s Regional Oral Health Specialist Kari Plante has provided dental health services to thousands of local [...]

By |2018-04-05T15:58:16+00:00February 4th, 2017|Community Water Fluoridation, Dental, Health Equity|Comments Off on For kids, choose tap water for a smile that sparkles

Working to achieve health equity through public health

Working to achieve health equity through public health An important factor in one’s health, something not often considered, is a lack of hope or power to control one’s personal, neighborhood, or work environment. A growing body of evidence indicates that when people lack the ability to influence the context of their lives, it can [...]

By |2018-04-06T10:44:57+00:00September 22nd, 2016|Health Equity, Promotor Program, SJBPH Columns|Comments Off on Working to achieve health equity through public health
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