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

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 | 2018-01-31T16:11:56+00:00 March 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 | 2018-01-31T16:14:12+00:00 February 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 | 2017-03-08T15:03:47+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|Health Equity, Promotor Program, SJBPH Columns|Comments Off on Working to achieve health equity through public health

Promotor Program receives funding to continue and expand services in Archuleta and La Plata counties

San Juan Basin Health Department’s (SJBHD) Promotor Program is pleased to announce receiving three more years of funding. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Office of Health Equity has awarded SJBHD $216,431 for its first year to continue work on increasing access to care for primarily Hispanic/Latino populations to help reduce chronic [...]

By | 2017-03-08T15:04:39+00:00 September 8th, 2015|Health Equity, Promotor Program|Comments Off on Promotor Program receives funding to continue and expand services in Archuleta and La Plata counties
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