Department of Public Health


Community Health Assessment Survey

Now through December 16


San Miguel County Public Health is collaborating with the West Central Public Health Partnership to conduct a Community Health Assessment. By completing this short, 10-minute survey, residents can help ensure their feedback is heard surrounding their needs from public health. The survey's goal is to guarantee both the availability and the quality of core public health services to ultimately improve health outcomes.

While responses can remain anonymous, survey participants that provide contact information are automatically entered to receive one of three $100 grocery gift cards.

Ready to help create a healthier tomorrow? Take the survey now:

¿Listo para ayudar a crear un mañana más saludable? Realice la encuesta ahora!

For more information, please email or call SMCPH at ‭(970) 728-4289‬.

The SSMC Healthiest Communities Badgean Miguel County Department of Public Health is the local public health agency, as outlined in Senate Bill 08-194, the Public Health Act. The Public Health Act was established in 2008 to assure that core public health services are available to every person in Colorado with a consistent standard of quality.

Mission Statement

To protect and enhance the health of the people and environment of San Miguel County by identifying and equitably addressing existing and emerging public health needs.


Support the communities of San Miguel County to live better, longer.

Prevention and Health Promotion

Public Health promotes and protects the health of the people and the communities where they live, learn, work, and play. We are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and offer services to help promote healthy living and preventative health. Learn more about available services on the Prevention and Health Promotion page.

Environmental Health

Environmental Health is a field of science that studies how the world around us influences human health and disease. This includes the natural environment like air, water, and soil, and also all of the physical, chemical, biological, and social features of our surroundings. San Miguel County administers the County regulations with respect to environmental quality and public health, safety, and welfare. Learn more on the Environmental Health page.

Statement on Structural Inequity

San Miguel County Public Health acknowledges that long-standing systemic racism, including economic and environmental injustice, has created conditions that negatively affect marginalized communities, particularly people of color. These conditions, which limit opportunities for optimal health and influence individual behaviors, are critical predictors of health outcomes. To realize a future where all Coloradans can thrive, we must be leaders in undoing policies and practices that have contributed to these inequities. Learn more about Colorado's Health Equity work from the Office of Healthy Equity.