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
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    County Schools and Child Care Test for Lead

    (March 14, 2023) In an effort to reduce lead exposure in young children, Colorado’s public health officials have initiated lead testing programs in schools. Telluride and Norwood schools have conducted tests that revealed low levels of lead in some taps. Read on...
  2. New Sexual Health Services Offered Free of Charge NEWS Flash

    New Sexual Health Services Offered Free of Charge

    (March 9, 2023) – San Miguel County, CO – San Miguel County Public Health, in partnership with BC4U, will begin offering free and confidential sexual health services for anyone 24 years of age and younger. Read on...
  3. Community-Health-Assessment-Survey-Newsflash

    San Miguel County Community Health Assessment Survey Concludes

    (February 1, 2023) – San Miguel County, CO – San Miguel County Public Health and the West Central Public Health Partnership (WCPHP) have concluded the 2022 community health assessment survey conducted from September 24 through December 16, 2022. Read on...
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