You may be surprised how affordable health insurance can be; take five minutes to find out

In addition to raking leaves and collecting brush, a top priority on your fall chore list should be a review of your health insurance. Changes in family size, income, tax credit opportunities, and available health plans may have occurred in the last year and the window for reevaluation is only from November 1, 2017 [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|Health Insurance, SJBPH Columns|Comments Off on You may be surprised how affordable health insurance can be; take five minutes to find out

Reach Out, Save a Life

September is National Suicide Prevention month. The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health, is hosting World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, 2017. This year’s theme is “Take a Minute, Save a Life” and will focus on raising awareness [...]

By | September 3rd, 2017|Events, SJBPH Columns, Suicide Prevention|Comments Off on Reach Out, Save a Life

Nurse-Family Partnership helps give young families healthy start

Women in impoverished regions face enormous challenges – a dangerous physical environment, isolation and reduced access to education. For them, the anxiety of an unplanned pregnancy is profound. A number of studies have proved a mother’s stress can present in her children as well; women with higher levels of cortisol during pregnancy may have children [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|SJBPH Columns|Comments Off on Nurse-Family Partnership helps give young families healthy start

WIC program increasing access to healthy foods in community

Since 2002 San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) has housed the local Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program with services available through clinics in Durango, Ignacio, and Pagosa Springs. WIC is a federally-funded income-based program administered at the state level by the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE). CDPHE administers WIC funding [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|SJBPH Columns, WIC|Comments Off on WIC program increasing access to healthy foods in community

200 years of public health has doubled our life expectancy

From Claire Ninde, APC Director With National Public Health Week taking place April 3-9, I ask you to take a trip back in time and imagine yourself living 200 years ago in 1817. Living conditions then were vastly different from today due to poor sanitation, lack of proper sewage management, non-existent or inadequate treatment [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|National Public Health Week, SJBPH Columns|Comments Off on 200 years of public health has doubled our life expectancy
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