Del Norte Health Fair
Saturday, March 29, 2014
7AM - 11AM
Del Norte Mini Gym at 10th and Spruce
Many health screenings available.
For more information, contact the Rio Grande Public Health Department at (719) 657-3352
Mission Statement: Rio Grande Prevention Partners educates the community by addressing public awareness and policy to encourage our youth to live drug free, healthy lives.
Health Equity Learning Series
Racial, ethnic and socioeconomic differences should not hinder a person's ability to get quality, affordable health care services.
Unfortunately, those differences do.
This learning series will educate and engage community members on these important health equity issues.
click here for more information, dates and locations: health_equity.pdf127.12 KB
San Luis Valley Public Health Partnership
The six Public Health Agencies of the San Luis Valley have formed a partnership to more efficiently improve health.
Click here to learn more: www.slvphp.weebly.com
IS YOUR DRINKING WATER SAFE?
Did you know there are resources to get your water tested?
Click here for more information: WATER_QUALITY_RESOURCES_1.docx
Quit Smoking with the 'Baby and Me - Tobacco Free Program'
...And Earn Free Diapers for up to One Year
* Complete an application and submit to Rio Grande County Public Health.
* Participate in the smoking cessation program including four classes.
* Quit smoking during your pregnancy.
* Agree to take a simple breath test to verify your non-smoking status. This breath test will be repeated on a monthly basis after delivery to qualify for the vouchers.
* After the birth of your baby, continue smoke free and receive a monthly voucher for FREE DIAPERS that can be used at Wal-Mart.
* NO CASH BACK - vouchers are nontransferable and only for purchase of diapers. Vouchers cannot be reproduced.
There are 4,000 chemicals in cigarettes, 43 of them are known cancer-causing agents. Your unborn baby receives those poisons every time you smoke.
For more information or for an application, please call Rio Grande County Public Health at (719) 657-3352.
Potter the Otter says "Drink More Water"!
DID YOU KNOW?
Small choices can make a big difference! After this Soda-Free Summer, when you are thirsty, try replacing soda with pure, free, refreshing water as often as you can. Your body - and your children's bodies - will thank you!
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Prevention, people and partnerships sum up the work of local public health programs. The main purpose of public health is to make sure all of us have the opportunity to be healthy in mind, body and spirit. Most public health work is population-based, meaning it focuses on improving the health of the entire community rather than addressing individual health care needs.
The mission of Rio Grande County Public Health Agency is to protect and improve the health of the people of Rio Grande County, Colorado.