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Intermountain West and Pacific Northwest Wildfires Affecting Air Quality

Air Quality Advisory San Juan Basin Public Health advises that if visibility is less than five miles, smoke has reached levels that are unhealthy. This is especially true for those with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, the very young, and the elderly. Consider limiting outdoor activity when moderate to heavy smoke is present. People with heart or lung disease, older adults, [...]


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 that suicide is a major [...]


Nurse-Family Partnership helps give young families healthy start

Women in impoverished regions face enormous challenges – a dangerous physical environment, isolation and reduced access to education. For them, the anxiety of an unplanned pregnancy is profound. A number of studies have proved a mother’s stress can present in her children as well; women with higher levels of cortisol during pregnancy may have children with higher levels of the [...]


San Juan Basin Public Health Request for Proposals: Remodel Project

San Juan Basin Public Health Request for Proposals: Remodel Project Date issued:                            August 7, 2017 Submit questions or by contacting: Sherri Dugdale, Health Protection Programs Director San Juan Basin Public Health, 970-335-2059 Submission deadline:              Monday, August 21 2017, 4:30 p.m. Walk-through                               Monday, August [...]


Prevent Animal-borne (Zoonotic) Disease

As summer progresses, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) reminds residents that the risk of contracting certain animal-borne diseases increases. Zoonotic diseases are more common during warm weather months when humans and animals are frequently in close contact. Since the start of the year, the state has reported 3 hantavirus cases in La Plata, Jefferson and Garfield counties, 4 tularemia [...]


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 to local agencies across the [...]

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