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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 15, March 15, April 12, [...]


Women’s Wellness Connection expands eligibility for free cancer screening

San Juan Basin Public Health began offering free cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to women aged 21 through 64 in January 2017 through the Women’s Wellness Connection, a program of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “Many forms of cancer are preventable if women get screened early,” said Tiffany Switzer, Clinic Manager. “This expansion of services [...]


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 chronic diseases and provides the [...]


Coloradans encouraged to test homes for radon during January

Winter is the perfect time to test your home for radon, according to Chrystine Kelley, radon program manager for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “Testing your home for radon is simple and works best when all your doors and windows are closed,” Kelley said. “That’s why January is a great time to test, during National Radon [...]


Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical Health Awareness Month Every year in the United States, approximately 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and about 4,000 women die of the disease. Latinas and African-American women are at higher risk for developing and dying from cervical cancer. The Women's Wellness Connection provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings to eligible women at more than 120 [...]


Connect for Health Colorado

Connect for Health Colorado open enrollment continues through January 31, 2017. However, anyone who lost health insurance because their coverage was canceled by Rocky Mountain Health Plans has until February 28, 2017 to enroll in a plan through Connect for Health Colorado.

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