Environmental Health

Environmental Health is the part of public health that provides communities with healthier environments and reduces human exposure to environmental contaminants in food, water, air and soil through policies and regulatory programs. 

San Miguel County believes in environmental justice which recognizes that all people have a right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, participate freely in decisions that affect their environment, live free of dangerous levels of toxic pollution, experience equal protection of environmental policies, and share the benefits of a prosperous and vibrant pollution-free economy.

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State Resources

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) also supports our local communities with the following programs:

The Division of Environmental Health and Sustainability supports food safety, childcare and school health and sanitation programs, waste reduction, resource reuse and conservation, prevention of pollution, and advances the principles of sustainable development and commerce.

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    Mental Health Week for Latino community

    San Miguel County Public Health Department announces four days of activities beginning Saturday, December 9 that focuses on mental health awareness for the Latino community. Read on...
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    Public Health now carries RSV vaccine

    San Miguel County’s Public Health Department has announced that it is now carrying the Abrysvo RSV vaccine. The Respiratory Syncytial Virus vaccine is available to anyone 60 years and older or pregnant individuals at 32 to 36 weeks of gestational age. Read on...
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    Gear Up for Respiratory Season!

    With cooler weather, the fall and winter seasons usually mean more respiratory illnesses. San Miguel County Public Health reminds county residents of best practices for Covid prevention and is providing an update on fall vaccines. Read on...
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