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+00:00 May 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+00:00 April 1st, 2018|SJBPH Columns|Comments Off on 70 years of Local Public Health; Looking Back and Changing Our Future Together

Public health works to protect your water, air quality

In the Four Corners, we love our world-class mountains, deserts, forests and rivers. Most people worry about water and air quality in this context- are we protecting our rivers from the impacts of growth, agricultural practices, and historic mining? What am I breathing on my mountain bike ride? As important as these questions are, [...]

By | 2018-03-06T10:31:15+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Air Quality, SJBPH Columns, Water Quality|Comments Off on Public health works to protect your water, air quality

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 | 2018-03-15T14:17:00+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 | 2018-03-15T14:59:42+00:00 January 10th, 2018|SJBPH Columns|Comments Off on Care Coordinators Help Navigate Health Care System
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