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Community-County Network

Upcoming Events

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Friday, Apr 18, 2014
Good Friday

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Sunday, Apr 20, 2014
Easter Sunday

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Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Immunization Clinic

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Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
Comms Mtg

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Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 8:30 am - 8:30 am
Comms Mtg

News & Announcements

Community Public Notice

12th Judicial District Community Corrections Program
Public Notice -Request for Proposal
The 12th Judicial District Community Corrections Board in Alamosa, Colorado seeks qualified Community Corrections Service Providers
with access to, or documented capability to gain access to, private or government owned property, zoned residential placement service to
sentenced community corrections offenders, pursuant to 17.27-101 seq. CRS.  Service providers who wish to submit proposals may be private
or public, profit or non-profit organizations.
 

Public Health Department

Basic Food Safety Class

At Alamosa County Public Health Department
8900-B Independence Way
Room 108
 
April 16, 2014
July 2, 2014
November 12, 2014
 8:00am to 10:00am
$13 per Person
(Please pay in advance and RSVP by the day before the class)
Payments can be made at the department via check or cash, no cards please
Make checks payable to: Alamosa County Public Health Department
Contact Lynnea Rappold 719-587-5206
 

Public Health Department

Advice from pediatricians:  Use only pasteurized dairy products

Women, infants, and young children should avoid raw or unpasteurized milk and milk products, according to a statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics in the December 15, 2013 issue of Pediatrics.  A summary of the statement follows.

Raw milk and milk products from cows, goats, or sheep are a source of bacterial infections that are especially dangerous to pregnant women, fetuses, the elderly, young children and people with compromised immune systems.

The popularity of raw milk and raw-milk products, such as soft cheeses, has been growing in recent years, in part due to claims of health benefits. But those claims have not been backed up by science. 

However, there is a scientific record of diseases and illnesses from raw milk, mostly caused by contamination of the product with E. coli, Salmonella, or Campylobacter.  The illnesses caused by such bacteria can cause diarrhea, fever, cramps, nausea and vomiting.

From 1998 through 2009, there were 93 recorded outbreaks of disease resulting from consumption of raw milk or raw-milk products, causing 1,837 illnesses, 195 hospitalizations and two deaths.

The full press release can be found at:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/sumc-puc121013.php

 

Public Health Department

TB TESTING TIME CHANGE

Alamosa County Public Health Department has changed the times of tuberculin (Tb) skin testing. 

Effective February 1, 2013 the new PLACEMENT time will be Tuesday mornings from 8:00 to 11:30.  No appointment is necessary.

The person must then return to have the test CHECKED on Thursday afternoon between 1:00 and 3:00.  Cost for Tb testing is $15.00.

We believe this change will improve the quality of Tb testing provided by ACPHD.  We hope for a smooth transition to the new time and appreciate your cooperation.  Call Alamosa County Public Health Department at 589-6639 for more information.

 

Public Health Department

Revisions to the Colorado Retail Food Establish-ment Rules and Regulations will take effect March 1, 2013. To ensure operators are familiar with the revisions, the Division of Environmental Health and Sustainability has worked in collaboration with State Food Safety to develop an online training of the major changes to the revised Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations.

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