Changing the ways we connect to youth

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) continually works to meet the community’s needs and therefore strives to be a flexible, responsive agency.  What was once referred to as “Health Policy and Systems” at SJBPH is now rebranded as “Thriving Youth Programs” and includes Communities That Care (coalition work to prevent youth problem behaviors such [...]

By | 2018-02-08T11:25:57+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|SJBPH Columns, Substance Abuse Prevention, Suicide Prevention, Thriving Youth Programs|Comments Off on Changing the ways we connect to youth

Care Coordinators Help Navigate Health Care System

Until you have cared for a sick child, spouse, friend, or loved one, you may not truly understand that health care is not ‘one size fits all’.  Although a diagnosis may be the same, never is the circumstance, nor the outcome. The Care Coordinators at San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) experience this truth [...]

By | 2018-01-31T15:47:33+00:00 January 10th, 2018|SJBPH Columns|Comments Off on Care Coordinators Help Navigate Health Care System

Flu vaccine safeguards personal, community health

December through February is the typical peak for the influenza virus, and with the vaccination taking effect after about two weeks, now is the time to protect your health as well as the community’s health. We are each interlaced in a community dependent on others being flu-free. Loved ones, co-workers, neighbors, even strangers on [...]

By | 2018-01-31T15:47:52+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Communicable Disease, SJBPH Columns, Vaccinations|Comments Off on Flu vaccine safeguards personal, community health

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 | 2018-01-31T15:50:46+00:00 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 | 2018-01-31T15:53:01+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Events, SJBPH Columns, Suicide Prevention|Comments Off on Reach Out, Save a Life
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