By Pueblo Department of Public Health and Enivronment
Pueblo's HealthNov 06, 2023
Making it Work: Family Friendly Workplaces
Family-friendly workplace achievement focuses on policy and procedure changes within worksites to support employees and their families. Hear from Gabby about the work being done to help Pueblo workplaces become family friendly!
Bank on Pueblo County: Financial Health and Wellness
Nathan Cape and Adrian Gomez are back to chat about the Bank On Pueblo County program and how it is working with Minnequa Works Credit Union. Hear about how proper banking can have a major impact on your health and mental wellness in the latest episode!
Family Planning: Clinic Services and More at PDPHE
The Family Planning Clinic at PDPHE is open and available for many services, including birth control, consultations, partner testing, and exams! Hear from Certified Nurse Midwife Wendy Raso in this week's episode of Pueblo's Health.
Around the World: Meet the International Travel Clinic
Hear from International Travel nurse, Brenda, and PDPHE's Medical Officer, Brad Roberts in the latest installment of Pueblo's Health!
Understanding Lead: Digging Up the Facts About Lead
In this episode of Pueblo's Health, hear from Des, Taylor, and Toni from the Lead Team at PDPHE. They all work to protect the health of Puebloans by inspecting water sources, testing blood lead levels, and providing education to families and children. Listen in and learn more about lead!
Pueblo Everyday Heroes: ACEs Don't Determine Your Future
The Pueblo Everyday Heroes campaign highlights the best in people and showcases the efforts of everyday heroes to engage, encourage, and empower Pueblo's youth!
Listen in as PDPHE Intern Hailey discusses adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and how being an everyday hero can help combat the effects.
Your Words Have Power: Tamara Frye
The "Your Words Have Power" campaign has been sharing impactful stories about substance use and recovery for nearly a year. In this episode, Tamara shares how a traumatic loss in her life led to a battle with substance use disorder. Through resilience and dedication, she now shares her journey through recovery with others!
Bank On Pueblo County: Adrian Gomez and Nathan Cape
Adrian Gomez and Nathan Cape stop by the show to discuss the BankOn Pueblo County program and the recent partnership with Minnequa Works Credit Union. Hear from both about the importance of financial education and how learning about banking and money can improve your overall health!
World Breastfeeding Week: Celebration and Education
On this anniversary episode of Pueblo's Health, we welcome back one of our first guests to chat about World Breastfeeding Week! Jen Sloan works in the Pueblo WIC office and helps new moms navigate the world of breastfeeding and more.
For more information about the WIC Office, or World Breastfeeding Week, check out Pueblo WIC on Facebook, or visit pueblohealth.org.
Your Words Have Power: Jean Howard-Blackwell
Your Words Have Power is more than a campaign catchphrase. It is a community of supportive and strong individuals who are using their experiences to empower others to recover.
This week, hear from Jean about her struggles and her journey through recovery!
Your Words Have Power: Laura Lisonbee
Laura serves as the Programs Director at the Friendly Harbor in Pueblo and uses her past experiences with substance use and recovery to support others on a daily basis. Hear her story and enjoy the truth bombs throughout in another installment of the "Your Words Have Power" campaign.
Learn more about the campaign and all things PDPHE at pueblohealth.org!
Your Words Have Power: Jennifer de la Cruz
Jennifer, a member of the Your Words Have Power campaign, shares her story in the latest installment of the podcast series. Hear about her heartbreaking journey to recovery, and learn how recovery is possible for everyone, no matter how or where they begin!
Grillin' and Chillin': A Guide to Summer Food Safety
Warmer weather usually means the start of grilling season for people in our community, so members of the Food Safety Team stopped by the podcast to provide some easy tips to remember and important food safety information. Learn more about all things food safety in Pueblo Count by visiting thedishpueblo.com!
Knock Tobacco Out: Education and Prevention
PDPHE is committed to limiting child and teen access to all tobacco products through community policy, education and direct outreach events. Hear from Nikayta and Melinda from the Tobacco Education and Prevention Program about some of the details of their work and how they're making it happen.
We've also partnered with Runyon Field Sports Complex to "Knock Tobacco Out of the Park" this year and educate athletes and their families about the harmful effects of tobacco products. Learn more about tobacco prevention and education at pueblohealth.org.
Your Words Have Power: Orlando Rodriguez
The "Your Words Have Power" campaign features stories of those who are in recovery from substance use. Orlando's story features a personal battle with substance use that led to a mighty comeback. Now celebrating eight years in recovery, hear how he encourages others to recover on a daily basis.
To learn more about the campaign, visit pueblohealth.org and search for Your Words Have Power.
Your Words Have Power: Troy Graham
Troy struggled with substance use for more than 30 years, but was able to find a new life through recovery. Listen to his story as the "Your Words Have Power" campaign continues with another guest!
Learn more about the campaign and how to de-stigmatize substance use disorder by visiting pueblohealth.org.
Your Words Have Power: Erica Otero
Erica's recovery story is one filled with difficult lessons and perseverance. Along the way, her dedication to helping others and a simple gesture made her path to recovery from substance use disorder a possibility. Hear more about Erica's story as another installment of the "Your Words Have Power" campaign continues on Pueblo's Health.
More information about the campaign and stories like Erica's are available at pueblohealth.org.
Pueblo Everyday Heroes: Highlighting the Best in People
The Pueblo Everyday Heroes campaign highlights the best traits in the people of Pueblo, including their desire to encourage, engage, and empower the youth in the community. A focus has been placed on combatting the effects of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and shedding a light on the reality of ACEs. Nancy Auger joins the show to discuss her role in the work being done and reflects on her personal experience with a positive adult influence.
Learn more about ACEs and the Pueblo Everyday Heroes campaign at puebloeverydayheroes.org.
Dance Into Springtime: CSU Pueblo Spring Contra-Dance
Reid Miller, an educator and dance leader, re-joins the podcast to discuss an upcoming event on the campus of CSU-Pueblo. The Spring Contra-Dance returns this year and is a great way for people in the community to get active, learn about dancing, and meet their community. Joshua and Regina, who are students in the class, have worked to bring the event back to campus and share about their favorite lessons in this special edition of Pueblo's Health!
History and Art Walk: Hear Before You See
The Pueblo History and Art Walk is set to debut on Friday, April 28, 2023! Hear from artist Reid Miller and health promotion specialist Darena Herschler about the upcoming event and what the new walk means for Pueblo. Join us for the event and immerse yourself in the history and art work of Pueblo, Colorado!
Your Words Have Power: Rick Carpenter
Rick Carpenter is a Peer Specialist in Pueblo and a member of the Your Words Have Power campaign. His story is one of persistence and gratitude, and one that you have to hear. Rick shares his successes and bumps along the road of recovery in a very personal installment of the Your Words Have Power podcast series.
To learn more about the campaign, visit pueblohealth.org!
Protect Your Pets: Learn About Rabies
With Spring in the air, now is the time to protect your pets from rabies. Scott and Caitlin, who work for with the Zoonotic Disease team at PDPHE, join the podcast to share information and resources to protect your pets this season. They give a feel for what happens in the Lab at PDPHE and answer questions about some common rabies-carrying animals. Learn more about rabies and other animal-to-human diseases at pueblohealth.org!
Your Words Have Power: Denita Kessack
Denita Kessack, a peer specialist at Health Solutions, now uses her personal journey through recovery to help others on a daily basis. Listen to the latest installment of the Your Words Have Power series and help change the stigma that surrounds substance use and recovery!
Learn more about the campaign and read more stories at pueblohealth.org.
Your Words Have Power: Arthur Chavez
Arthur Chavez, a member of the Your Words Have Power campaign, joins the podcast to discuss his past struggles with addiction and share his words of encouragement to those in need of support. For more information about the campaign, visit pueblohealth.org and search for Your Words Have Power. If you missed the first two installments of the series, listen to Sam Pino and Anne Cabello as well!
Your Words Have Power: Sam Pino
The Your Words Have Power campaign is designed to reduce stigma and raise awareness about substance use disorder in Pueblo County. One member of the campaign, Sam Pino, joins the podcast to discuss her journey and how she uses her experiences to empower others. For more information about the campaign, visit pueblohealth.org!
Your Words Have Power: Anne Cabello
Your Words Have Power features unique stories from individuals living in Pueblo County who have previously struggled with substance use disorders and experienced stigma and discrimination but, regardless, have entered the journey to recovery. Anne Cabello struggled with substance use disorder, but through determination and support from her family, she now uses her experience as a way to help others.
For more information about the campaign, or to see more stories, visit https://county.pueblo.org/public-health-department/your-words-have-power.
Let's Talk About Sex: Conversations with the Coalition (Part Three)
In Part Three of the "Conversations with the Coalition" series, Kyle Meltzer and Christine Charron from the Southern Colorado Health Network discuss their role in the community and within the coalition. Hear about their ideas for increasing testing and treatment in Pueblo as well as their unique approach to de-stigmatizing sexual health conversations.
Let's Talk About Sex: Conversations with the Coalition (Part Two)
Jen Bartell, the forensic nurse coordinator at Parkview, stops by the podcast to discuss the Mobilization and Prevention of STIs coalition in Pueblo. The work she does on a daily basis is so deeply impacted by sexual health education, and Jen shares valuable insight with the coalition, and the community, on a daily basis. Check out the second part of our four-part series here!
Let's Talk About Sex: Conversations with the Coalition (Part One)
Conversations with the Coalition will be a four-part series discussing sexual health and reducing the spread of STIs in Pueblo County. By openly discussing sexual health, we can reduce the stigma around sexually transmitted infections and begin to work toward solutions. In the first part of the series, hear from Rich Lane, Practice Manager at Champions Family Medicine and member of the coalition to Mobilize and Prevent STIs.
Guiding Voices: The Impact of Trusted Adults on Youth
Devin Klock, a student at Pueblo East High School, and Niko Mora, a student at Pueblo County High, serve as CTC (Communities That Care) Youth Advisors. Their voice is critical when making decisions that have an impact on their community. In the newest episode of Pueblo's Health, hear about how trusted adults paved the way and continue to impact the decisions they make in life and as Youth Advisors.
Pueblo's Health is a podcast by the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment.
Holiday Food Safety: Be Well This Holiday Season
With the holiday season quickly approaching, two members of the Food Safety Team at PDPHE join the podcast to talk about how to avoid foodborne illness. Learn the best ways to handle food and more from the experts in food safety!
Talk About Sex: Family Planning Clinic and STD Prevention
Did you know STDs are on the rise in Pueblo County? Hannah Kochen and Thea Rodriguez discuss the work being done by PDPHE and a community coalition to combat the rising number of sexually transmitted diseases.
Preparation is Key: National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month, and the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment's emergency preparedness and response team is spreading the word about the importance of being prepared. Robbie Boyer joins the podcast to discuss this year's theme for National Preparedness Month and provides tips for how people can become prepared in their own lives.
The Vaping Problem: A New Generation of Nicotine Users
Scott Schulle, a Health Promotions Specialist for PDPHE, joins the podcast again to discuss the problem with vaping. As a new generation of nicotine users struggle to kick the same habit, find ways to start a conversation with youth before ever trying a vape device, teach them about the effects, and more with these tips and more!
Your Words Have Power: Empower to Recover Campaign
Health Promotion Specialist Melinda Sentance joins the podcast to discuss the Overdose Data to Action program, destigmatizing substance misuse, and the campaign to empower people to recover and seek treatment. Listen in as she discusses the steps being taken in Pueblo to provide resources for those in need and how to get involved with the program.
Visit https://county.pueblo.org/public-health/prevent-substance-misuse to learn more!
Latch On: World Breastfeeding Week
Jennifer Sloan, IBCLC, joins the podcast to discuss the upcoming World Breastfeeding Week Celebration. Learn about the importance of breastfeeding education, support, and resources during the celebration on Saturday, August 6 at the Pueblo Mall. On top of the celebration, hear about the daily work being done by the Pueblo WIC office to support breastfeeding moms!
Quit Tips: Smoking and tobacco
Welcome to Pueblo's Health: a podcast by the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment! The show will feature specialists from every department and community resources who work to make Pueblo a healthy and beautiful place to live.
In the first episode, Scott Schulle - Health Promotions Specialist, discusses ways people can make a plan and start a path to a smoke-free life. Listen as he provides tips and ingredients to a healthy recipe for success when it comes to quitting tobacco.