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1Feb

Free Dental Screenings and Fluoride Varnishes for Children

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 for walk-in dental appointments at San Juan Basin Public Health offices on Mar. 5, Apr. 2, and May 7 [...]

23Jan

Federal Funding for Child Health Plan Plus Program (CHP+) Renewed for Six Years

After a three-day shutdown, the federal government reopened on Tuesday when Congress passed another continuing resolution (CR) that authorizes funding through Feb. 8. The CR included federal funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years and the President has signed the bill in to law. This means the CHP+ program will continue in Colorado. This week the [...]

19Jan

HPV Vaccine Is Cervical Cancer Prevention

Every year in the U.S., human papillomavirus (HPV) causes 30,700 cancers in men and women and each day, 33 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. During Cervical Health Awareness Month, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) reminds young adults and parents that the HPV vaccine is cancer prevention. Vaccination is recommended for boys and girls ages 9 through 26. [...]

16Jan

Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month and local agencies San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and Colorado State University Extension Office of La Plata County encourage you to take action to reduce your exposure to radon. Radon is a colorless, odorless, invisible gas that can only be detected through radon testing. It is produced by the natural decay of [...]

12Jan

SJBPH Seeks Community Input for 2018 Community Health Assessment

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) seeks input from community members to determine the primary health and wellness needs impacting residents of Archuleta and La Plata counties. The agency encourages local residents to provide feedback via an online survey. The survey is available in both English and Spanish. The survey is part of a Community Health Assessment process undertaken by [...]

10Jan

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 [...]

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