KSJD Health and Prevention Report

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This is the 22nd consecutive year of drought in the Colorado River Basin, which includes the Four Corners region. With extreme drought comes increased risk of wildfires. KSJD public health reporter Tay Glass explores the dangers of wildfire smoke and ways to mitigate its negative effects.


Over the next year, KSJD is going to be bringing you more news about health, mental health and prevention in our community as part of a bi-weekly health and prevention report. This week, Lucas Brady Woods spoke with Stephanie Allred, the senior clinical director at Axis Health in Cortez, Colorado, about the mental health challenges facing the local community and some of the resources available to help.