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:

  1. Division of Environmental Health & Sustainability

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.

  1. Air Pollution Control Division
  1. Water Quality Division
  1. Hazardous Materials Division
  1. Respiratory Viruses Circulating Leading into the Holidays

    Respiratory Viruses Circulating Leading into the Holidays

    (December 20, 2022) – San Miguel County, CO --- With the third winter season of the pandemic underway, hospitals are responding to three respiratory illnesses, COVID-19, flu, and RSV, for the first time since the pandemic began. Read on...
  2. Community Health Assessment Survey Closes Tonight

    Community Health Assessment Survey Closes Tonight

    (December 16, 2022) – San Miguel County Public Health’s community health assessment survey will close to submissions tonight, Friday, December 16 at midnight. Read on...
  3. COVID Bivalent Boosters Authorized for Children 6 months to 5 years of age

    COVID Bivalent Boosters Authorized for Children 6 months to 5 years of age

    (December 14, 2022) – Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the Emergency Use Authorizations of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to include children 6 months to 4 or 5years of age respectively. Read on...
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