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Overview San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is grateful for your participation in the Suicide Community Prevention Summit, held at Miller Middle School on May 11th. The voice and ongoing involvement of community members is so important as we all work together to reduce suicides. The summit included a Brief Suicide Intervention Training, breakout sessions, a resource fair, and [...]
Aspen Institute names Inaugural Colorado Children and Families Fellows Washington, DC, May 17, 2017 – The Aspen Institute announced the inaugural class of its Colorado Children and Families Health and Human Services Fellowship. The Fellowship invests in visionary leaders committed to making Colorado the best place to have a child and sustain a healthy, thriving family. “All children deserve a [...]
Sadly, the southwest Colorado region has experienced more than its share of suicides over the last few years, with regional and state suicide rates significantly higher than the national average. The demographics of suicide victims are broad, crossing a wide range of ages, genders, backgrounds, and ethnicities. Suicide is a major public health issue as it undermines the intent [...]
In an effort to address the issue of suicide, a number of state, regional, and local organizations, agencies, and schools have come together to provide a venue to share information and resources, as well as present opportunities to receive feedback from community members. The Suicide Prevention Community Summit is regarded as a kickoff event with other community-based activities to [...]
Colorado’s heavy winter snowpack has begun to melt, and river flows throughout the Animas River watershed are on the rise. Every spring, the Animas River experiences runoff that causes naturally occurring sediments to be transported downstream. Some of these sediments originate in the San Juan Mountains and are naturally high in certain heavy metals. This may cause the river to [...]
During the 2016 summer season, SJBPH submitted and tested 17 bats for rabies, one of which was positive. Bats are by far the most common carriers of rabies in Colorado. When a potential bat exposure occurs, SJBPH has strict guidance when recommending post-exposure treatment. If a bat has been present in a room in which people have been sleeping, [...]