The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is working with the CDC, FDA and other western state health departments to investigate an outbreak of hepatitis A cases believed to be associated with frozen mixed berries purchased from Costco. Approximately 30 cases of hepatitis A have been reported from five states (Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and California).
San Juan Basin Health's Celebrating Healthy Communities worked with youth from the Southern Ute Boys and Girls Club last summer to produce a film about tobacco entitled "Keeping it Sacred". Read more in this June 2, 2013 Durango Herald article. San Juan Basin Health's Creating Community column appears the first Wednesday of each month in the Durango Herald.
Looking for ways to keep your kids busy and involved during the summer months? Come to the Family Fun Fair on Saturday, June 1st from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm in Bayfield’s Joe Stephenson Park. There will be entertainment for all ages, door prizes and opportunities to learn about fun, healthy summer activities and programs for families and youth. So join us while you’re out for Bayfield’s annual community-wide yard sale day!
San Juan Basin Health's offices in Durango and Pagosa Springs will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
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.