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16Jul

Creating Community: In the event of an emergency, is your family prepared?

Although emergency preparedness and response may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about services that San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) provides, it is a crucial one. When disasters strike in southwest Colorado, food, water, and air quality can be impacted, as well as access to healthcare services. Regional emergencies can also include disease [...]

16Jul

Dr. Laura Warner Appointed to State Behavioral Health Taskforce Subcommittee

Durango, Colo.: Dr. Laura Warner, San Juan Basin Public Health’s (SJBPH) Deputy Director of Operations has been appointed to the Long-Term Competency subcommittee of the Colorado Behavioral Health Taskforce, recently created by the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS.) At the direction of Governor Jared Polis, the mission of the task force is to evaluate and set the roadmap to [...]

13Jun

Keep your family (including pets) safe this summer

Despite the long, chilly spring, warmer days will eventually make their way to our region. Outdoorsy locals will head out to partake in their favorite summer activities including biking, hiking, gardening, and river, lake, and other water fun. While the onset of warm weather motivates us to get outside, it also brings the risk of animal-, insect-, and tick-borne [...]

4Jun

SJBPH Releases 2018 Community Health Assessment Data

Durango, Colo.: San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) staff and leadership have concluded a multi-year assessment and planning process resulting in the creation of a 5-year Public Health Improvement Plan (PHIP) that is based on data collected in the 2018 Community Health Assessment (CHA). Local Public Health Agencies (LPHAs) in Colorado are required to complete a CHA every 5 [...]

15May

San Juan Basin Public Health adds SafeCare Colorado Program

There is often a gap between what we imagine about parenting and the reality of it. It can be stressful and challenging even for the strongest of heart, as most parents would agree. Conflicting information about child-rearing coming from friends, family, doctors and social media is overwhelming and constantly changing. It’s easy to get consumed in the judgment, isolation and [...]

1May

Prevent Animal-borne (Zoonotic) Diseases

As the weather warms, 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. SJBPH stresses the importance of controlling the presence of rodents and mosquitoes around homes as well as wearing insect repellant and [...]

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