Health Promotion

The Health Promotion division offers programs that encourage wellness and healthy lifestyles, along

with preventing injury and poisonings. We provide educational materials and interactive displays that

can be used for health fairs, health observances, and community events.

Contact:

Zachery Keith (Health Promotions Director): 435-359-0038 ext. 1010/ zkeith@sanjuancounty.org

Luanita Etsitty (Health Educator) 435-359-0038 ext. 1008/ letsitty@sanjuancounty.org

 

Tobacco

Prevention

Schedule a Presentation

At San Juan Public Health we have information regarding tobacco prevention and Cessation. If you need

a presentation done at your school, organization, coalition, etc. in San Juan County please call us at 435-

359-0038. We would be more than happy to present. If you are looking for a particular message about

tobacco, or are trying to reach a certain audience, please call us ahead of time, so we may modify the

material presented for your group.

 

Quit Online

Have you tried to quit? Need some help? Go to www.waytoquit.org and join a private On-line community where you can receive 24 hours, 7 days a week support in your attempt to quit. This service

is FREE and includes coaching, text messaging and email support. Wait, that is not all,

www.waytoquit.org will also provide free patches or gum. Available for adults and teens (must be 18+ to

receive text messages and patches/gum).

 

Quit Over the Phone

Utah residents will be able to get free one-on-one counseling with professional quit coaches to develop

a personal quit plan.  Call 1-800-QUITNOW (1-800-784-8669) to get started! You will also be able to

access the Online services mentioned above.

 

Tobacco Retailer Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians

 

 

Make an Online class to take the training for retailers in our area, or write a statement that offers the

test at our health department or another entity in San Juan

Reference 1

Tobacco Smoke Free Housing

Utah Indoor Clear Air Act

Reference 2

Physical

Activity

Here in San Juan County UT there are a variety of ways to stay healthy. Here are some resources that

will help you maintain an active, safe, and healthy lifestyle at little to no cost.

 

Trails and Parks

 

 

Know of more trails and parks in the area? If so, call us at 435-359-0038. We would be happy to partner

with you in efforts to market your website, encourage people to get out, and explore San Juan County.

 

Fitness Facilities

 

 

 

 

                                                $8.40 Monthly Pass

 

Community Health

 

 

 

Four Corners

Blanding Park

Blanding, Utah Wellness Center

Blanding, Utah Fitness Classes

Aneth, UT Chapter House Weight Room

Nutrition

Farmers Markets

*There are no official Farmers Markets in San Juan County

If you are a vendor and are interested in an official Farmers Market please contact us @ 435-359-0038

We would love to get one up and running in our area.

 

 

 

TOP Star

Teaching Obesity Prevention in Early Child Care is a Utah-based program developed in partnership with

the Utah Department of Health and local health departments.

 

Top Star is a program developed to help childcare providers improve in their nutrition and physical

activity environments. Improvement can be accomplished through child care nutrition and physical

activity self-assessment, goal-setting, and technical support from trained consultants at San Juan Public

Health.

 

Become a member of Utah's Own

Injury

Prevention

Car Seat Education

Here at San Juan Public Health we offer car seats at a discounted price. We also have trained staff to

help you install your child’s car seat correctly. If you would like to buy one of these car seats or have a

car seat you already own get checked, call us at 435-359-0038 to arrange an appointment.

 

Motor Vehicle Crashes are a leading cause of death and injury for children. Using the correct type of

restraints reduce the risk of injury by up to 71% to 82% and reduces the risk of death by 28%. Make sure

your child is safe and know which type of restraint is needed for them.

 

1. Call the number above to set up a 50-minute education appointment.

2. Come to the Health Department for your education appointment. The technician will

be happy to answer any questions you may have as we demonstrate common

problems with the installation process.

3. You can purchase a car seat at a discounted price — please ask for our current

prices.

4. We will assist you with seat installation.

5. Drive off with a newfound appreciation for the car seat installation process.

 

Highway Safety

FACTS ABOUT SEAT BELT USE IN UTAH

A motor vehicle crash occurs approximately every 9 minutes in Utah.

A person is injured in a crash approximately every 23 minutes in Utah.

It is estimated that a person dies in a crash every 39.5 hours.

Over the past 10 years, approximately 35% of crash deaths in Utah involved unrestrained occupants.

Unrestrained crash occupants were over 30 times more likely to be killed than restrained crash

occupants.

Approximately $1.54 billion dollars was estimated statewide to be the economic loss due to motor

vehicle crashes in Utah (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).

Hospital and emergency department charges for the treatment of Utah residents in motor vehicle

crashes were $163 million.

https://utahdps.mostofus.org

 

Zero Fatalities

Zero Fatalities is all about eliminating fatalities on our roadways. Some people may think zero is an

impossible goal, but when it comes to your life, or the lives of your friends and family, what other

number would be acceptable? We’re aiming for Zero Fatalities because everyone matters. So start by

saving your own life and join us on the road to Zero Fatalities today.

Learn More Here

Suicide

Prevention

Hope Squad Story

Hope Squad® is a school-based peer support program that empowers selected students to take action to

improve the school environment. Hope Squad members are trained to recognize if they or their peers

are at risk for suicide as well as how to encourage peers to seek help from a trusted adult

Poison

Control

Overdose? Mixed Medication? Child left unattended? Or bite from a snake or animal? Get information

right away when you call 800-222-1222. It is a free and private line. A Great Source in emergency

situations. Or visit this website for more information.

 

Poison Control

Find out more about health risks and opportunities in your area.

Find what you need?

Our mission is to protect and promote the health of all San Juan County residents by preventing illness and injury, establishing and promoting healthy environments, advocating policy based on scientific knowledge of issues relating to public health, promoting services which address personal health and well-being, informing and educating the community regarding issues of public health, and providing a committed, educated and effective public health professional work force.