Flu cases show early uptick; get your yearly vaccine soon

Twenty Coloradans have been hospitalized with flu since August 1, about double the number of cases the state usually sees this time of year. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) urge Coloradans ages 6 months and older to get a flu vaccine, ideally before [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements, Vaccinations|Comments Off on Flu cases show early uptick; get your yearly vaccine soon

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

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

Participate in public health emergency dispensing exercise

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) will be working with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on a Public Health Emergency Dispensing Exercise on June 16th at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. The purpose of the exercise is to test state and local Strategic National Stockpile Plans (Medical Countermeasure Dispensing and Distribution) [...]

By | June 2nd, 2017|Events, Public Health Emergency Dispensing Exercise, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on Participate in public health emergency dispensing exercise

Emergency Planners, Responders, and Volunteers Come Together to Practice Public Health Emergency Response Procedures to a Statewide Health Crisis

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and other local emergency planners, responders, and volunteers will be participating in a three-day full-scale Public Health Emergency Dispensing exercise to test the community’s response procedures during a health crisis. The exercise is planned for June 15-17, 2017. Local agencies have customized the exercise to focus on specific [...]

By | June 2nd, 2017|Events, Public Health Emergency Dispensing Exercise, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on Emergency Planners, Responders, and Volunteers Come Together to Practice Public Health Emergency Response Procedures to a Statewide Health Crisis
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