Friday, July 20, 2018

Free HIPAA Training for Small Health Care Providers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rocky Mountain Region, will be presenting training on the Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules: HIPAA for the Small Provider in Durango, Colorado, on August 9, 2018 and in Washington Terrace (near Ogden) and Vernal, Utah on August 22 and 23rd, respectively. The purpose of the presentation is to help small health care providers that are covered entities understand their regulatory obligations under HIPAA. We’ll cover a number of topics, such as an individual’s right of access, safeguarding protected health information, the business associate agreement requirement, and risk analysis/risk management.

This is for any individuals, organizations, medical providers, etc. that would benefit from attending. We only have limited space, so registration is required and is on a first come, first served basis. Participants can register by emailing either of the following:

·         Emily Prehm at

·         Hyla Schreurs at

The full details of the events are:

Washington Terrace, UT
August 22, 2018
Weber County Library
Pleasant Valley Branch
5568 S. Adams Ave.

Vernal, UT
August 23, 2018
BLM District Office
Green River Field Office
170 South 500 East

Salt Lake Job Fair to be held Friday, July 27, 2018

The Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office and Salt Lake City Police Department are hosting a job fair

Horizonte Instruction and Training Center 
July 27th from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Participating Employers: Salt Lake City Corporation, Salt Lake City Fire Department, Salt Lake City Police, Salt Lake City 911, Salt Lake City Airport, Henkel, Sephora, Amazon, University of Utah Hinckley Institute, UPS, Sweet Candy Co., Specialized Bicycles, Workforce Staffing, C.R. England, M&M Distributing, Advanced Storage Products, Stadler Rail and ARUP.  

Resume building workshop – 10:00-11:30 AM. Mock interviews – 12:00-1:30 PM

The American Red Cross will have a blood drive and people can register to participate at and by entering sponsor code SERVICE.  

The National Tongan American Society will do a voter registration drive during this event.

Mental Health First Aid Training in Montezuma Creek

Monday, 30 Jul 2018 00:00 – Tuesday, 31 Jul 2018 23:59

Mental Health First Aid Training

 Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
Date: Monday, July 30th & Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
Time: 8:00 am-5:00 pm (lunch provided)
Location: Montezuma Creek Community Health Center  E HWY 262, Montezuma Creek, UT 84534
Register: Contact Kurt Holiday or (435) 260-8710

Thursday, July 19, 2018

USU health extension co-hosts opioid summit

USU health extension co-hosts opioid summitLOGAN — Utah State University Extension recently launched a new program this spring – Health Extension: Advocacy, Research & Teaching (HEART). The program came about as a way to provide credible resources to help Utahns improve their health and wellness in multiple areas, including physical, emotional, intellectual, occupational, social, environmental, spiritual and financial.

The first area of focus for HEART is on opioid misuse prevention and treatment. As a start for addressing this issue, an Opioid Health and Wellness Summit will be held Aug. 1-2 at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek.

The summit is co-hosted by USU Extension Health, USU College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, College of Education, and College of Humanities and Social Sciences and will provide an opportunity for stakeholders in Utah to come together to learn, network and collaborate on substance use disorder issues in the state.

The summit is designed for anyone working in the areas of opioid misuse prevention or treatment, including social workers, first responders, public officials, medical professionals, mental health professionals, educators and researchers, advocates, family members and people in recovery.

“Utah is, in many ways, an unusually healthy state,” said Sandra Sulzer, USU Extension assistant professor of health and wellness. “We have some of the lowest rates of cancer in the nation and lower-than-average tobacco and alcohol use rates. Nonetheless, opioids have been a major issue.”

Sulzer said that between 2000 and 2015, the state saw a 400 percent increase in deaths resulting from the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs. From 2013-2015, Utah ranked seventh in the nation for drug overdose deaths, the majority of which were opioid-related.

“And some counties, such as Carbon and Emery, have rates well above that state average,” she said. “This puts them among the hardest hit in the nation.”

Read the entire article here:

For registration information, visit For further summit information, contact Durward at or 435-797-5843.
Join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (proposed) for

CDC Report from the Field:
Social and Structural Determinants of Health in Public Health Practice

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | 12:00–1:00 pm (EDT)
CDC’s Roybal Campus, Building 19, Rooms 256 & 257
Join by phone: (800) 857-2359 | Conference ID: 77515

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

NEW HRSA Funding Opportunity- Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program

The purpose of this program is to promote behavioral health integration in pediatric primary care by supporting the development of new or the improvement of existing statewide or regional pediatric mental health care telehealth access programs, thereby facilitating access to and availability of telehealth (including by telephone) psychiatric consultation and care coordination to pediatricians and other pediatric primary care providers. 

The program also will provide training and education on the use of evidence-based, culturally and linguistically appropriate telehealth protocols to support the treatment of children and adolescents with behavioral disorders.  The program will support telehealth consultation with a pediatric behavioral health clinician on the team and referral to a local pediatric behavioral health provider, to the extent possible.

This program will serve as a resource for pediatric primary care providers serving children and adolescents, including, but not limited to, pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychiatrists, mental health professionals, and case coordinators.

Funding Opportunity Title:
Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program

Funding Opportunity Number:

Due Date for Applications:
August 13, 2018

Anticipated Total Annual Available
FY 2018 Funding- Up to $8,900,000

Estimated Number and Type of Award(s):
Up to 20 cooperative agreements

Estimated Award Amount:
Up to $445,000 per year, per award, for the 5-year period of performance, dependent on the availability of appropriated funds

Cost Sharing/Match Required:
Yes: 20% ($89,000): non-federal to federal match in each year from Year 1 to Year 5

Period of Performance:
September 30, 2018 to September 29, 2023 (5 years)

Eligible Applicants:
States, political subdivisions of states, and Indian tribes and tribal organizations (as defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450b)).

See Section III-1 of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for complete eligibility information.

HRSA has scheduled the following technical assistance webinar
  • Day and Date: Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET
  • Call-In Number: 1-888-600-4866
  • Participant Code: 556514
  • Playback Number: 1-888-203-1112
  • Passcode: 1390598
To access the full Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), please

1.    Go to
2.    Click on “Package”
3.    Click on “Preview”
4.    Click on “Download Instructions.”

To just view the NOFO, go here:

CDC presents data by race and ethnicity on adult depression

A 2018 data brief published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) presents data by race and ethnicity on adult depression. This is their first report to include survey data for Asian Americans on this topic. 

While the prevalence of depression is comparable by gender, Prevalence of Depression Among Adults Aged 20 and Over: United States, 2013–2016, shows that both Hispanic and non-Hispanic black men have higher a prevalence of depression as compared to other races. People living below the federal poverty level also had a significantly higher prevalence of depression. Read the report here.