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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 [...]


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 [...]


Public Health Considerations for Residents Returning Home

Public Health Considerations for Residents Returning Home Inside the home – Take the following safety precautions upon returning to your home: Ensure that the structure is safe prior to doing work in the affected area. Walk carefully around the outside and check for loose power lines, gas leaks, and structural damage. If you have any doubts [...]


Air Quality Health Advisory

  Air Quality Health Advisory San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) advises that if moderate to heavy smoke is visible, air quality has reached levels that are unhealthy Individuals should take health precautions especially if they are experiencing symptoms. Tips to protect yourself: If you smell smoke and/or are beginning to experience symptoms, consider temporarily relocating [...]

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