Celebrate 70 Years of San Juan Basin Public Health
SAVE THE DATE
4 – 6 p.m.
ROSS ARAGON COMMUNITY CENTER
451 Hot Springs Blvd, Pagosa Springs
San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) was founded in 1948, organized as a health unit of the State of Colorado. The first public health services in this region included fundamental health and hygiene programs, disease outbreak control, maternal and child health clinics, immunizations, and services for disabled children and people with respiratory conditions, heart conditions, and venereal diseases. The agency also inspected restaurants, food plants, slaughterhouses, and dairy farms. Fluoride was added to the drinking water supply to prevent tooth decay, and uranium contaminants were removed.
70 years later and our current programs and services reflect not only these pillars of public health, but much more! Join us as we celebrate it all! We will have two walk-through galleries of the history of local and national public health from the last seven decades, plus snacks, drinks, and a raffle.