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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 [...]


Local Public Health Director Earns Master’s Degree at Naval Postgraduate School

MONTEREY, Calif. – Liane Jollon, Executive Director of San Juan Basin Public Health, completed a Master of Arts Degree in Security Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) on March 29. Jollon joined San Juan Basin Public Health as a clinic nurse in 2010 and was named the Executive Director in August 2013. A [...]


Public Health Planning: Using Science and Action to Improve Health

This year’s theme for National Public Heath Week occurring April 1st through 5th is: Creating the Healthiest Nation: For Science. For Action. For Health.  San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is excited to celebrate with events in Durango and Pagosa Springs, focused on the release of the agency’s Public Health Improvement Plan (PHIP). We have customized the theme of our [...]


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 [...]


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