Are our furry friends welcome on outdoor patios?

If one thing is evident about where we live, it is that many visitors and residents love their dogs. They’re sure to be seen on trails, at the Dog Park, and strolling with their people in downtown Durango. They also may be seen in grocery stores, in restaurants, and definitely on outdoor patios around town [...]

By |2018-08-09T12:19:28+00:00August 9th, 2018|Food Safety, SJBPH Columns|Comments Off on Are our furry friends welcome on outdoor patios?

WIC program increasing access to healthy foods in community

For more than 16 years, San Juan Basin Public Health has housed the local Women, Infants, and Children program with services available in Durango, Pagosa Springs and Ignacio. WIC is a federally funded, income-based program administered at the state level by the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment. WIC agencies across the [...]

By |2018-07-02T10:00:38+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Health Equity, Healthy Foods, SJBPH Columns, WIC|Comments Off on WIC program increasing access to healthy foods in community

People deserve to live independently, with integrity

Harry is an 85-year-old senior living alone in his home with neighbors checking in on him now and then.  His children and grandchildren live out of state, and express concerns about his ability to manage basic tasks in his home. They’re worried he might fall and not be found for days. Harry doesn’t want [...]

By |2018-06-21T11:09:58+00:00June 3rd, 2018|Long Term Care, SJBPH Columns|Comments Off on People deserve to live independently, with integrity

Are you and your family prepared for an emergency?

Given the busy lives we lead, planning for an emergency may not be at the top of your To Do list. However, given the one of driest winters on record, fire managers are preparing for an intense fire season ahead. The Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) program at San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) can [...]

By |2018-05-08T13:21:05+00:00May 8th, 2018|Emergency Preparedness, SJBPH Columns|Comments Off on Are you and your family prepared for an emergency?

70 years of Local Public Health; Looking Back and Changing Our Future Together

The theme for Public Health Week 2018 (April 2-8), Changing Our Future Together, is an interesting one, given that San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) recently celebrated its 70th anniversary by looking back over the agency’s history in the region. Our anniversary party highlighted interesting and notable public health events in the region over the [...]

By |2018-04-19T08:20:41+00:00April 1st, 2018|SJBPH Columns|Comments Off on 70 years of Local Public Health; Looking Back and Changing Our Future Together
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