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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 [...]


Spread Joy, Not Germs This Holiday Season

The holidays are typically a time for being with family members and for sharing. Sometimes, though, this results in unhealthy sharing of communicable diseases like the flu. Communicable diseases are those that are infectious and that can be passed from person to person. San Juan Basin Public Health’s  (SJBPH) Communicable Disease Program works to keep these communicable diseases from spreading. [...]


Better Worlds Start with Great Mothers: SJBPH’s Nurse-Family Partnership Program

At San Juan Basin Public Health’s (SJBPH) Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), first-time moms are empowered to transform their lives and create better futures for themselves and their babies. NFP works by having specially-trained registered nurses regularly visit first-time moms, starting early in pregnancy and continuing through to the child’s second birthday. Women enrolled in NFP must meet income qualifications. NFP nurses [...]


What’s New in Health Insurance

The availability of healthcare that is both accessible and affordable is essential to our physical, emotional, and financial well-being. Unfortunately, health care can be expensive and the insurance system can be complex. That’s why San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) provides information and enrollment assistance for both private health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado and public health insurance programs [...]


Building Community Resilience through caring connections

Imagine living in a place surrounded by natural beauty and filled with people who care so deeply about one another that generous support is offered without hesitation during challenging times. This community may sound familiar since those of us fortunate enough to call the Four Corners home have witnessed such caring and resilience this summer as we face wildland [...]


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