Early Childhood

The Huerfano-Las Animas Counties Early Childhood Advisory Council supports children and families in Huerfano and Las Animas Counties through partnerships which promote healthy kids, families and communication through self-sufficiency.

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Environmental Health

The Environmental Health programs focus on preventing communicable diseases and environmental conditions that could be harmful to your health.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response

The Emergency Preparedness and Response program is dedicated to providing helpful and informative resources in the areas of disease, natural disaster, terrorism and other emergency threats.

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Healthy Communities

Healthy Community Coordinators/Children's Medicaid is a special healthcare program within Medicaid for children and youth age 20 and under who have current Medicaid eligibility.

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Public Health

Public Health Nursing improves the well being of communities by promoting health and preventing disease, disability, and premature death among all residents of Las Animas and Huerfano Counties. PHN works in partnership with community residents to create the conditions that ensure healthy lives.

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Flu Vaccinations

Seasonal flu is a form of influenza ("the flu") that occurs yearly. If you are using the Health Department for your flu vaccination, you can receive your vaccine at either the Las Animas County Health Department or the Huerfano County Health Department.

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Vital Statistics

The Las Animas and Huerfano Counties Vital Statistics Office maintains birth and death records from 1910 and forward. These certificates are certified legal documents and can be used for passports, traveling, school registration and driver’s licenses etc.

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Women, Infants and Children Program

The WIC program provides personalized nutrition education, breastfeeding support, as well as screening and referrals to other health, food and community programs.

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Las Animas - Huerfano Counties Mission

In partnership with the community, our mission is to promote preventative health, education, and to provide healthcare services that will enhance the quality of life for citizens of Las Animas and Huerfano Counties.


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What's New

CDPHE offers free test kits as well as low-income mitigation assistance
Positive West Nile Virus Case in Huerfano County Huerfano, CO— Public Health officials announced Huerfano County’s first equine case of West Nile virus.
As students head back to school this month, public health officials urge parents and guardians to get children back on track and caught up on their vaccines as soon as possible.