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

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

In the spirit of National Children’s Dental Health Month, San Juan Basin Public Health is offering free dental screenings and fluoride varnishes for any child age one to five years. Kari Plante, RDH, Regional Oral Health Specialist, will be available in: Durango on February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1 Ignacio on February [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Community Water Fluoridation, Dental, Events, Public Service Announcements, WIC|Comments Off on February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Increasing Access To Healthy Environments In The Early Childcare Setting

A Partnership With Tri-County Head Start Sloan Gingg, WIC Grant Project Coordinator Research shows that reaching children at a young age improves their chances of embracing healthy messages and behaviors for a lifetime. Early childcare education has been established as a critical strategy in the fight against childhood obesity and other [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|WIC|Comments Off on Increasing Access To Healthy Environments In The Early Childcare Setting

SJBH Collaborates to Expand Local Free Farm Stands, Increase Access to Healthy, Affordable Food

SJBH Collaborates to Expand Local Free Farm Stands, Increase Access to Healthy, Affordable Food Earlier this year, San Juan Basin Health’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program was awarded funding to implement strategies to reduce chronic disease, with a specific focus on obesity prevention and increased access to healthy food. As part of this [...]

By | September 22nd, 2016|Healthy Foods, WIC|Comments Off on SJBH Collaborates to Expand Local Free Farm Stands, Increase Access to Healthy, Affordable Food

San Juan Basin Health WIC Improves Food Shopping Experience for Participants

San Juan Basin Health WIC Improves Food Shopping Experience for Participants San Juan Basin Health WIC Program, part of Colorado’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), now offers participating families a new way to purchase WIC foods using a debit-style card called eWIC. Families participating in the La Plata and [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|Healthy Foods, WIC|Comments Off on San Juan Basin Health WIC Improves Food Shopping Experience for Participants
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