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The Women’s Wellness Connection: Providing breast and cervical cancer prevention and support

By Ashley Gonzalez, SJBPH Clinic Manager These days it seems rare to find someone who has not been affected by breast cancer.  It may be a friend, coworker, mother, or sister who has gone through the life-changing experience of a breast cancer diagnosis. The overwhelming details that follow a diagnosis including figuring out insurance, meeting with surgeons and oncologists, and [...]


San Juan Basin Public Health Releases 2019-2023 Public Health Improvement Plan

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). Local Public Health Agencies (LPHAs) in Colorado are required to complete a community health assessment (CHA) every 5 years. Under the guidance of a steering committee, SJBPH staff sought public input [...]


SJBPH makes it easy for residents to test for radon

You can’t see it or smell it, but radon gas might be at unsafe levels in your home. This colorless, odorless radioactive gas is found throughout Southwest Colorado thanks to the natural decay of uranium in our soils. This winter, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) encourages all residents of the region to keep themselves safe by testing for [...]


Addressing Community Health Needs Through Public Health Planning

Have you ever wondered how San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) staff determines which resources to offer the communities we serve? Or how we measure the impact of our programs on community health? The Assessment and Planning division supports the entire SJBPH team by collecting and analyzing data about population health to determine the health needs of people in Archuleta [...]


January is Radon Action Month: SJBPH Provides Free Radon Workshops and Test Kits

Durango, Colo.: January is National Radon Action Month and San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and Colorado State University Extension Office will hold free radon testing workshops and provide free radon kits to participants. Approximately half of Colorado homes have radon gas levels that exceed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s action level.  In Colorado, radon is estimated to cause 500 [...]


January is Cervical Health Awareness Month: SJBPH Offers Free Screenings

Durango, Colo.: 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 [...]


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