San Juan Basin Health's Care Coordination Team provides help assisting individuals in navigating the healthcare system, connecting them with community resources. Learn more about this valuable local resource for children, adults, and elderly in this May 5, 2013 Durango Herald article. San Juan Basin Health's Creating Community column appears the first Wednesday of each month in the Durango Herald.
San Juan Basin Health Department offices will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, May 13th in Durango and Pagosa Springs.
The 11th annual National Women's Checkup Day is on Monday, May 13, 2013, during National Women's Health Week. A nationwide effort, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health encourages women to call and visit health care professionals to schedule and receive checkups; and promotes regular checkups as vital to the early detection of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, mental health illnesses, sexually transmitted infections, and other conditions.
The Celebrating Healthy Communities coalition of San Juan Basin Health announces the winners of our 2nd Annual La Plata County Adult Role Model Awards. Youth were asked to nominate adults 21 and older who inspire responsible, positive behavior in young people. Seventy adults were nominated in the following La Plata County communities: Bayfield, Durango, Ignacio, Latino, and Native American. All winners and nominees will be recognized with a proclamation at the following meetings:
What is Public Health's return on investment in terms of saving lives and saving money. Read more about the value of Public Health in this April 3, 2013 Durango Herald article. San Juan Basin Health's Creating Community column appears the first Wednesday of each month in the Durango Herald.
The theme for National Public Health Week (April 1-7) this year is: Public Health is ROI ~ Saves Lives, Saves Money. In the business world, a return on investment, or ROI, refers to the amount of profit made in relation to the capital invested. In the world of public health, however, ROI is much different. Oftentimes, public health ROI refers to avoided medical spending due to investments in prevention and early disease detection.
Children can get low cost dental services in Pagosa through San Juan Basin Health’s Southwest Smile Makers on Tuesday, April 23. The program’s dental hygienist provides screenings, cleanings, fluoride varnish, sealants and brushing education for children ages 2 to 21. CHP+ and Medicaid are accepted. Otherwise, services are provided on a sliding fee scale. The services are offered the last Tuesday of every month. Please call 385-4480 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
San Juan Basin Health Department's Senior Nurse Navigator provides health screenings from 11 am to noon at:
Bayfield Senior Center on the first Wednesday of each month
(next ones: March 6 and April 3)
Durango Senior Center on the second Wednesday of each month
(next ones: March 13 and April 10)
Ignacio Senior Center on the last Thursday of each month
(next ones: March 28 and April 25)
Celebrating Healthy Communities is an umbrella local coalition that works on a various prevention projects, primarily around reducing substance abuse and increasing protective factors for our youth. Read more about this Coalition and its work in this March 6, 2013 Durango Herald article. San Juan Basin Health's Creating Community column appears the first Wednesday of each month in the Durango Herald.
Parents are invited to get the straight talk on alcohol and other drugs on Saturday, February 23rd from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Ann Miller, award winning specialist in youth substance abuse treatment from Portland, Oregon, will be speaking. Her sister, Liza Tregillus, MSW and local Parent/Youth Coach will also present about prevention and local resources for families. The event will be held in Bowman Hall, next to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango, 419 San Juan Drive.