Community members invited to apply for open position on SJBPH Board of Health


By Chandler Griffin
San Juan Basin Public Health

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is seeking a qualified individual to serve on its board of health. 

The Board of Health Appointments Committee will choose a member of the public who lives in Archuleta or La Plata county and has education, experience or a combination of both in finance or a public health discipline such as environmental health, health education, epidemiology, social and behavioral health, biostatistics or public health administration. A board position currently representing Archuleta County is opening at the end of this calendar year.

Board members serve five-year staggered terms. Board membership is a voluntary position. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to no later than Oct. 15. Interviews will be scheduled for the week of Oct. 25.

SJBPH is a district public health organization established by a joint resolution between La Plata and Archuleta counties. The resolution also secured a seven-person board of health to oversee SJBPH, with one county commissioner from each county serving as an ex-officio voting member. 

Over the course of an historic pandemic responding to COVID-19, and for decades prior, SJBPH has delivered on its mission to improve public and environmental health in southwest Colorado. Maternal and child health programs, infectious disease control, health inspections, youth outreach and water quality testing are just a few of the services provided by SJBPH.

To learn more about SJBPH Board of Health members’ responsibilities, time commitment, selection criteria and other information, visit:

For more information about SJBPH and the public and environmental health services delivered in La Plata and Archuleta counties, visit the SJBPH website: