Newsfeed 2017-02-06T13:52:13+00:00

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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 daily as they work to serve [...]


Flu vaccine safeguards personal, community health

December through February is the typical peak for the influenza virus, and with the vaccination taking effect after about two weeks, now is the time to protect your health as well as the community’s health. We are each interlaced in a community dependent on others being flu-free. Loved ones, co-workers, neighbors, even strangers on the street all stand to [...]


The Future of Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)

Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is low-cost public health insurance for children and pregnant women who earn too much to qualify for Health First Colorado (Medicaid), but not enough to pay for private health insurance. CHP+ is paid for by a combination of state and federal funding. For CHP+ to continue in Colorado, Congress must pass a law to [...]


Board of Health Adopts 2018 Regulations for On-site Wastewater

On Thursday, Nov. 16, the San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) Board of Health adopted new regulations governing On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) in Archuleta, La Plata and San Juan Counties following a long stakeholder outreach process. These Regulations will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018. On June 30, 2017, new statewide regulations went into effect for OWTS [...]


Yellow Fever Vaccination Shortage

Production of Yellow Fever Vaccine (YF-VAX) in the U.S. has ceased while the manufacturer transitions production to a new facility. San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) will not be receiving more YF-VAX until mid-2018. Yellow fever is a serious disease caused by the yellow fever virus found in certain parts of Africa and South America. Yellow fever is spread through [...]


UPDATED: San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) Urges Rabies Precautions

Three animals (skunks) have tested positive for rabies in Durango. San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) urges residents to stay away from stray and wild animals, check pets’ vaccination status, and take other precautions to avoid rabies. The three rabid skunks found in Durango were located in neighborhoods  east of the Animas River at E 2nd Avenue and 11th [...]

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