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 | November 28th, 2017|Health Insurance, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on The Future of Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)

Board of Health Adopts 2018 Regulations for On-site Wastewater

On Thursday, Nov. 16, the San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) Board of Health adopted new regulations governing On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) in Archuleta, La Plata and San Juan Counties following a long stakeholder outreach process. These Regulations will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018. On June 30, 2017, new statewide regulations [...]

By | November 20th, 2017|Public Service Announcements, Water Quality|Comments Off on Board of Health Adopts 2018 Regulations for On-site Wastewater

Yellow Fever Vaccination Shortage

Production of Yellow Fever Vaccine (YF-VAX) in the U.S. has ceased while the manufacturer transitions production to a new facility. San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) will not be receiving more YF-VAX until mid-2018. Yellow fever is a serious disease caused by the yellow fever virus found in certain parts of Africa and South America. [...]

By | November 13th, 2017|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on Yellow Fever Vaccination Shortage

UPDATED: San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) Urges Rabies Precautions

Three animals (skunks) have tested positive for rabies in Durango. San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) urges residents to stay away from stray and wild animals, check pets’ vaccination status, and take other precautions to avoid rabies. The three rabid skunks found in Durango were located in neighborhoods  east of the Animas River at [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements, Vaccinations|Comments Off on UPDATED: San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) Urges Rabies Precautions

CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Workshop

The Southwest Colorado Healthcare Coalition is hosting an informative and engaging workshop on Nov. 16, 2017 about the new CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule impacting all healthcare providers. The new CMS Preparedness Rule requires providers receiving Health First Colorado (Medicaid) or Medicare reimbursement to conduct risk assessments, create emergency plans, train staff, and test these [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|Events, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Workshop
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