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Tara Kiene

Position: Creating Community

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Be sure to make your voice heard: Get informed and get out and vote

I suspect you will not be surprised to learn that disability issues are a central consideration when I go to vote. But I am far from alone. Registered voters with disabilities and their families...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Vaccinations more important than ever during COVID-19

Parenting in the age of COVID-19 has presented unique and stressful challenges and San Juan Basin Public Health acknowledges that this is a tough time to raise kids. We know parents are doing their...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Most people unfamiliar with concept of ‘ableism’

A guy walks into a bar sets the stage for many a bad joke. But it’s no joking matter if you are one of the 15% of people on this planet with disabilities for whom entry to the bar is, well, barred....

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Building resilience in youths through innovative programs

When it comes to public health programming for youths, San Juan Basin Public Health focuses on the promotion of healthy behaviors as well as prevention, policy and system change. SJPBH’s Thriving...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Program increases access to health care for local children

One of the fundamental visions of San Juan Basin Public Health is to ensure that health care services are equitable throughout the communities we serve. One way the agency addresses this is by...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Why we are still planning our December event, and why it matters

I hope you are familiar with the annual Festival of Trees event by Community Connections. If not, I will offer you a quick rundown: Dozens of local businesses, organizations and individuals sponsor...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Disability representations in television and movies

At the beginning of this pandemic, my friend and colleague Paul recommended a new movie on Netflix titled “Crip Camp.” I admit my first reaction was a shudder. Experience has shown me that the...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Community briefs

Rotary adds new focus to its mission The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have added a new area of focus: supporting the environment. More than $18 million in...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Racial equity a foundational goal of public health

On May 25, public attention shifted away from the COVID-19 pandemic when George Floyd was killed by a police officer kneeling on his neck for almost nine minutes during an arrest. The recent...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

It matters for all of us to talk about racism

I have been submitting to this column every month for more than 15 years, and this is the hardest column I have ever had to write. When planning this column a few weeks ago, I had decided on a...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

S.W. Colorado resilient during pandemic through residents’ hard work

When crises present themselves, whether through a fire, flood or as in the current COVID-19 pandemic, the resilience of communities is tested. Just like communities worldwide, Southwest Colorado...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Colorado leads for people with developmental disabilities during crisis

Everyone is feeling the impacts of the COVID pandemic, and we likely will for some time to come. Yet even in crisis, leadership emerges, and Colorado has emerged as a leader in ways that most...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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