Public Health Improvement Plan
San Juan Basin Health Department is joining other local public health agencies across Colorado in developing a Public Health Improvement Plan. This process began with collecting health data and input from community members and stakeholders. A Community Health Assessment for Archuleta and La Plata counties was completed in June 2012. From here, an internal process in the health department and external process in both counties guided the selection of two health issues to be addressed in the Public Health Improvement Plan (PHIP). PHIP will be completed by December 2013. Please visit this page to view upcoming progress toward creating a Public Health Improvement Plan for our community.
Community Health Priorities Selection report - January 2013
Creating Community column in Durango Herald (January 2, 2013): examines San Juan Basin Health's selection process and the final health prioritization results
Pagosa Sun article (December 13, 2012): Meeting Sets Goals for Health Department's Five Year Plan
Durango Herald (December 8, 2012): Obesity One of Health Agency's's Top Challenges
Colorado Health Assessment and Planning (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment)
The following presentations took place in May 2012 to provide the Board of Health and community members increased knowledge of Colorado's mandated Core Public Health Services, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's current priorities and findings from the Archuleta and La Plata counties Community Assessment. Please click on links below to view video presentations.
Dr. Chris Urbina: Colorado’s 10 Winnable Battles
Pam Hanes: Colorado’s Core Public Services – A Tool for Health Improvement
Dr. Emily Burns: Community Health Assessment Findings