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.


10 Essential Public Health Services

(excerpted from "The Essential Services of Public Health" by James A. Harrell, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and Edward L. Baker, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Essential Services Work Group)

  • Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems
  • Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community
  • Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues
  • Mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems
  • Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts
  • Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
  • Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
  • Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce
  • Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services
  • Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems

What's New

July 15, 2021
Increase in the Amount of Positive Cases of the Covid-19 Virus This notification is for the residents of the Town of Aguilar, Colorado. The Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Department has seen an alarming increase in the number of cases of the COVID 19 virus in residents of the Town of Aguilar.
July 15, 2021
This notification is for anyone that attended the Memorial Service for Dennis O. "Cherokee" Hill on Saturday, July 10, 2021, between the hours of 3 pm to 7pm am. If you attended the Memorial, you were possibly exposed to a positive case of the COVID 19 virus.
July 14, 2021
This notification is for all community members who were patrons of the Trinidad Lounge on Friday, July 9, 2021, between the hours of 9 pm to 2 am. If you were a patron on this date, you were possibly exposed to a positive case of the COVID 19 virus.