National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 5 – 11

Thousands of people in southwest Colorado rely on groundwater for their home drinking water. As part of National Groundwater Awareness Week, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and the National Groundwater Association (NGWA) remind all well owners that taking a few basic steps can protect households from contaminated drinking water. Wells can provide high-quality [...]

By |2018-04-05T14:48:57-07:00March 6th, 2017|Events, Public Service Announcements, Water Quality|Comments Off on National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 5 – 11

March is National Nutrition Month

Eating healthier doesn't mean changing your entire eating pattern overnight. Small changes, made over time, can add up. For National Nutrition Month® 2017, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges everyone to start small – one forkful at a time, and "Put Your Best Fork Forward." Each March, the Academy encourages everyone to focus [...]

By |2018-04-05T15:16:30-07:00March 1st, 2017|Events, Healthy Foods, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on March is National Nutrition Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

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 in: Durango on February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1 Ignacio on February [...]

By |2018-04-05T15:40:18-07:00February 14th, 2017|Community Water Fluoridation, Dental, Events, Public Service Announcements, WIC|Comments Off on February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Coloradans encouraged to test homes for radon during January

Winter is the perfect time to test your home for radon, according to Chrystine Kelley, radon program manager for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “Testing your home for radon is simple and works best when all your doors and windows are closed,” Kelley said. “That’s why January is a great time [...]

By |2018-04-06T09:50:22-07:00January 5th, 2017|Air Quality, Events|Comments Off on Coloradans encouraged to test homes for radon during January

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical Health Awareness Month Every year in the United States, approximately 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and about 4,000 women die of the disease. Latinas and African-American women are at higher risk for developing and dying from cervical cancer. The Women's Wellness Connection provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings to eligible [...]

By |2018-04-06T09:56:07-07:00January 3rd, 2017|Events, Sexual Health Clinic|Comments Off on Cervical Health Awareness Month