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

March 21, 2023
The Colorado Agricultural Addiction and Mental Health Program Addiction Support Workshops are designed to help families and providers in our rural communities who are seeking to care for teens (adolescents) suffering with addiction.
February 2, 2023
Public Service Announcement CONTACT: Kimberly Gonzales, Executive Director MEDIA LINE: 719- 846-2213 EMAIL: kgonzales@la-h-health.org Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Walsenburg – 5th Street and Areas North of 5th Street
January 7, 2023
CDPHE offers low-cost test kits to protect families (including pets!) DENVER, January 5, 2023 — Gov. Jared Polis has proclaimed January 2023, National Radon Action Month, and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment urges Colorado residents to test their homes for radon using a low-cost radon test kit.