GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Mini-grants are now available through Garfield County Public Health, as are flu vaccines and radon tests. $500-$2,500 mini-grants available Public health is offering 10 mini-grants, ranging from $500 to $2,500, for projects that encourage youth ages 12 to 17 and their caregivers to get vaccinated. Grant funding can be used for both the vaccine promotion activity and to cover the cost of something unrelated. Grants that focus on ensuring equitable access for children and youth to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are given priority. Applications are due Oct. 11 and are located on the public health website.
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer nationwide after smoking, causing more than 500 lung cancer deaths in Colorado each year. The cost of mitigation can be an obstacle for many families, but a new opportunity will aid low-income Colorado homeowners seeking to eliminate the risk of radon exposure. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is now offering a Low Income Assistance for Radon Mitigation (LIRMA) program for homeowners around the state. Homes that test higher than the EPA’s action limit of four picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) of air, and
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – In conjunction with National Radon Action Month, and to assure health and safety of employees, Garfield County is conducting testing of its employee workplaces for radon. The county Public Health and Public Works & Facilities departments are implementing a plan to conduct radon tests between January and March of 2016. These tests are to protect the health and safety of building occupants, and to educate county employees and the public on the risks of radon and steps they can take to reduce their risks at home. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers,