San Juan Basin Public Health Emergency Dispensing Exercise: Call for Volunteers

Come to La Plata County Fairgrounds in Durango on June 16th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and participate in a Public Health Emergency Dispensing Exercise. San Juan Basin Public Health is practicing handing out medication and medical supplies and we need your help!  We’re asking for volunteers to act as community members coming [...]

By |2018-03-20T14:20:26-07:00June 7th, 2017|Events, Public Health Emergency Dispensing Exercise, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on San Juan Basin Public Health Emergency Dispensing Exercise: Call for Volunteers

Participate in public health emergency dispensing exercise

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) will be working with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on a Public Health Emergency Dispensing Exercise on June 16th at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. The purpose of the exercise is to test state and local Strategic National Stockpile Plans (Medical Countermeasure Dispensing and Distribution) [...]

By |2018-03-20T14:25:22-07:00June 2nd, 2017|Events, Public Health Emergency Dispensing Exercise, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on Participate in public health emergency dispensing exercise

Emergency Planners, Responders, and Volunteers Come Together to Practice Public Health Emergency Response Procedures to a Statewide Health Crisis

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and other local emergency planners, responders, and volunteers will be participating in a three-day full-scale Public Health Emergency Dispensing exercise to test the community’s response procedures during a health crisis. The exercise is planned for June 15-17, 2017. Local agencies have customized the exercise to focus on specific [...]

By |2018-03-20T14:30:01-07:00June 2nd, 2017|Events, Public Health Emergency Dispensing Exercise, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on Emergency Planners, Responders, and Volunteers Come Together to Practice Public Health Emergency Response Procedures to a Statewide Health Crisis

Suicide Prevention Community Summit to be held to help address the issue

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 [...]

By |2018-03-20T14:53:27-07:00May 1st, 2017|Events, Public Service Announcements, Suicide Prevention|Comments Off on Suicide Prevention Community Summit to be held to help address the issue

National Public Health Week 2017: April 3-9

During the week honoring public health efforts nationwide, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) announces the launch of their Community Health Assessment (CHA). As a result of the Colorado Public Health Act of 2008, SJBPH is required to collect health data and input from community members and stakeholders and to create a Community Health [...]

By |2018-03-20T15:54:17-07:00April 3rd, 2017|Events, National Public Health Week, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on National Public Health Week 2017: April 3-9