Montezuma County Public Health Department’s Prevention Services encompass provisions and practices intended to help prevent serious injury and disease.
The goal of Montezuma County’s immunization program is to reduce the risk of vaccine-preventable diseases. A variety of immunizations are available for children and adults. Please call our office for cost and availability of immunizations.
- Immunization clinics are held Mondays from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. by appointment or on other days as needed by pre-arranged appointments.
- Copies of duplicate immunization records are available for a $5.00 service charge.
Age appropriate bike helmets are provided to local children at a reduced cost.
This program is dedicated to keeping children safe in a vehicle. Trained, certified car seat technicians will properly fit a child to an age- and weight-appropriate car seat, and instruct parents on the proper use and installation of a car seat. Last year, over 200 age- and size-appropriate car seats were given to families at a reduced cost.
COMMUNITIES THAT CARE: YOUTH SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION
Communities That Care (CTC) is an evidence-based prevention model that promotes healthy youth development, improves youth outcomes and reduces behavioral problems.
Critical Elements of CTC:
- Uses a public health approach to prevent youth behavioral problems
- Community Owned and Operated
- Run by a coalition of community stakeholder from all sectors
- Data Driven
- The community makes decisions using the community’s own data
- Adoption of effective programs
- Outcome Focused
- Reductions in community levels of adolescent risk-taking behaviors; improvements in child and youth well-being.
- It works
- Communities who have implemented CTC have seen a 33% reduction in tobacco use, a 32% reduction in alcohol use and a 25% reduction in delinquent behavior.
Foundations of CTC:
- Prevention Science
- Risk and Protective Factors
- Social Development Strategy
- Tested and Effective Programs/Policies
To learn about the opportunities to get involved, contact CTC Coordinator.
Visit the Communities That Care website to learn more.
Communicable diseases are those that can be spread to others through some foods, air, touch or contact with contaminated body fluids. The CD team works to control and contain the spread of disease, monitors disease trends and provides prevention and treatment education.
SMILE MAKERS DENTAL CLINICS
We provide quality dental services for eligible adults and children in Montezuma County. Smile Makers is a Medicaid and CHP+ clinic for children and adults.
Our registered dental hygienist provides routine preventative care including screening, cleaning, fluoride varnish, sealants on permanent molars and oral health education. Our staff dentist offers routine and basic dental care, including x-rays, fillings, and extractions.
- For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call 970-564-4764
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