Jenny Howell

Tara Kiene

Building resilience in youths through innovative programs

When it comes to public health programming for youths, San Juan Basin Public Health focuses on the promotion of healthy behaviors as well as prevention, policy and system change. SJPBH’s Thriving...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | COLUMN: County Administrator

Disability representations in television and movies

At the beginning of this pandemic, my friend and colleague Paul recommended a new movie on Netflix titled “Crip Camp.” I admit my first reaction was a shudder. Experience has shown me that the...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | COLUMN: County Administrator

It matters for all of us to talk about racism

I have been submitting to this column every month for more than 15 years, and this is the hardest column I have ever had to write. When planning this column a few weeks ago, I had decided on a...

DATE: June 18, 2020 | COLUMN: County Administrator

S.W. Colorado resilient during pandemic through residents’ hard work

When crises present themselves, whether through a fire, flood or as in the current COVID-19 pandemic, the resilience of communities is tested. Just like communities worldwide, Southwest Colorado...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | COLUMN: County Administrator

WIC helps address food insecurity during COVID-19

In challenging times like the one we are experiencing because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Women, Infants and Children program proves to be crucially important for the well-being of...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | COLUMN: County Administrator

Colorado leads for people with developmental disabilities during crisis

Everyone is feeling the impacts of the COVID pandemic, and we likely will for some time to come. Yet even in crisis, leadership emerges, and Colorado has emerged as a leader in ways that most...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | COLUMN: County Administrator

Sexual Health Clinic an important resource in rural S.W. Colorado

Sexual health is an integral component of overall health and wellness across a lifespan. San Juan Basin Public Health’s clinic provides key services to help you make informed decisions about your...

DATE: March 6, 2020 | COLUMN: County Administrator

Building a healthier community by promoting mental health

In Southwest Colorado, we count ourselves fortunate to call this beautiful place our home. Our small communities are part of vital ecosystem that allows us to thrive in our daily lives and connect...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | COLUMN: County Administrator

Tax changes may affect donations to nonprofits

We’re counting down the hours till the IRS tax deadline, and news feeds are abuzz with stories about how Americans are experiencing the new tax laws. Perceptions vary regarding whether individual...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | COLUMN: County Administrator

United Way here to help when a disaster strikes

Lady Luck has been shining on Southwest Colorado recently as it relates to natural disasters. The fire threats that we have had in these past several years have been quickly addressed and remained...

DATE: July 2, 2015 | COLUMN: County Administrator

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