Friday, November 20, 2015

OHD is requesting your help

Do you live in Glendale or South Salt Lake?
The Utah Department of Health Office of Health Disparities is conducting a survey to gain a better understanding of how residents access health care and oral health services in certain areas.  We also want to learn more about living conditions facing those residents. The goal is to ensure that there are enough members of racial and ethnic minorities in the sample so that more reliable estimates of health indicators can be reported, and more precise measures can be taken to address geographic disparities. Participants will be entered into a drawing for $50 grocery gift cards.

Please send this to anyone living in these areas.  Thanks for your help!

Glendale residents
South Salt Lake residents

Nov 24: Men's Health Call with HHS Secretary Burwell

The Department of Health & Human Services, American Osteopathic Association & Men’s Health Network would like to invite you to join a conference call featuring HHS Secretary Burwell on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 6:00pm ET.

This call will focus on engaging men in health, particularly in light of the fact that men are 57% of the QHP eligible uninsured. We will highlight work that stakeholder partners are doing to engage men and share best practices and strategies for engaging men in health and health decisions. There will be a question and answer period after formal remarks.

WHEN: TuesdayNovember, 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm ET (please dial in 10 minutes early).

RSVP: Please RSVP by clicking here (space is limited)Use Conference number: 6119568 and Passcode: 5464324 to register for the call. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Celebrating 4th Annual Utah Pacific Islander Health Week

Utah Pacific Islanders celebrated the 4th Annual Health Week with 24 coordinated events in 5 counties.  

Southern Utah Pacific Islander Coalition "Aloha 5K Fun Run/Walk" in sunny St. George.
Utah County Pacific Islander Health Coalition Kick-off Event, Provo Recreation Center
Salt Lake County Pacific Islander Health Week Kick-off Event. Sorenson Multicultural Center, Salt Lake City

Pacific Islander Veterans Health Celebration, Fort Douglas Officers Club, Salt Lake City

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

HHS Office of Minority Health Releases Implementation Progress Report of Disparities Action Plan

Office of Minority HealthImplementation Progress Report
of the HHS Disparities Action Plan

The Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which oversees the implementation of the HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (HHS Disparities Action Plan), has released the first Implementation Progress Report of the HHS Disparities Action Plan, which details HHS’s efforts to address disparities in health and health care among racial and ethnic minorities. 

These efforts, covering 2011 through 2014, include addressing disparities in coverage and access to care, improving the quality of care, enhancing the diversity and cultural competency of the workforce, advancing community-based approaches to promote health and wellness, improving the quality and availability of data collected and reported on minority populations, and furthering research on racial and ethnic health disparities.  

The Implementation Progress Report also highlights HHS’s commitment to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities and HHS’s efforts to strengthen our nation’s capacity to address health disparities and advance health equity.

The HHS Disparities Action Plan, which was released in 2011, is a comprehensive federal commitment to addressing health disparities. As the United States continues to face significant racial and ethnic health disparities, the HHS Disparities Action Plan provides a coordinated framework for HHS agencies and offices to heighten the impact of the agency’s policies and programs to reduce health disparities. The Affordable Care Act, one of the most significant laws since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid that will help to reduce health disparities, provided the foundation for the HHS Disparities Action Plan.

View the HHS Disparities Action Plan and the Implementation Progress Report for more information.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Nov. 10: Spanish Language Webinar on Promotores de Salud E-Learning Program

Office of Minority HealthWebinar: Promotores de Salud E-Learning Program
November 10, 2015 at 2 pm ET

The Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will host a Spanish-language webinar discussing Promoting Healthy Choices and Community Changes: An E-learning Program for Promotores de Salud.

The e-learning program is designed to build the capacity of promotores de salud to promote better health among individuals and communities. The e-learning program is available in both Spanish and English at no cost to participants. It provides promotores de salud with basic knowledge to promote healthy choices, and strategies to motivate behavioral changes among the community members they serve.  

Speakers on the webinar will discuss how the e-learning program may help promotores de saludtalk to community members about chronic disease management.  You are invited to join this webinar.  Register.


Liliana Rañón, BS, Associate Director, Asian American/Pacific Islander & Latino Affairs, HHS Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs
Brendaly Rodriguez, MA, Manager, Community Engagement and Cultural Diversity Program, University of Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Co-chair, Florida Community Health Worker Coalition 
Betsy Rodriguez, MSN, CDE, Deputy Director, National Diabetes Education Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Seminario en línea: Programa de aprendizaje en línea para los Promotores de Salud
10 de noviembre, 2015 a las 2 pm ET

La Oficina de Salud de las Minorías (Office of Minority Health, u OMH) del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de EE.UU. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, o HHS) presentará un seminario web, en español, sobre el curso de aprendizaje en línea tituladoPromoviendo Decisiones Saludables Y Cambios en la Comunidad.

Este nuevo curso de aprendizaje en línea está diseñado para desarrollar la capacidad de los promotores de salud para promover cambios que conducen a la buena salud, al nivel individual y comunitario. Este programa de aprendizaje en línea está disponible en español e inglés sin costo a los participantes. Este programa también les proporciona a los promotores de salud los conocimientos básicos para promover decisiones saludables, y estrategias para motivar los cambios de conducta en los miembros de la comunidad que sirven. 

Las presentadoras invitadas a este seminario web hablarán sobre este curso de aprendizaje en línea y cómo puede ayudar a los promotores de salud hablar con miembros de la comunidad sobre el manejo de las enfermedades crónicas. 

Usted está invitado a participar en este seminario web. Regístrese para el seminario web.


Liliana Rañón, BS, Directora Asociada, Asuntos sobre Personas Asiático-Americanas/Islas del Pacifico & Latinas, Oficina de Asuntos Intergubernamentales y Exteriores del HHS 
Betsy Rodriguez, MSN, CDE, Directora Adjunta, Programa Nacional de Educación para la Diabetes, Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades
Brendaly Rodriguez, MA, Gerente, Programa de Participación Comunitaria y Diversidad Cultural,  Instituto de Ciencias Translacionales y Clínicas, Universidad de Miami, Co-Directora, Coalición de Promotores de Salud de Florida 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

St. Mark's Hospital opens new stand-alone Emergency Room in Taylorsville

This stand-alone facility serves the community in and around Taylorsville City.
The fourth of its kind in Utah, the new satellite ER will provide comprehensive, hospital-based emergency services. The Emergency Center offers 10 patient exam rooms for anyone in the city who needs emergency care on a 24/7 basis. 

The physicians, nurses, and other staff of St. Mark’s at the new ER can quickly diagnose and treat life-threatening conditions such as chest pain and stroke. They can also treat other types of medical emergencies, including traumatic injuries. The facility features comprehensive imaging services, including computerized tomography (CT scan), X‐ray, and ultrasound as well as a fully-equipped medical laboratory. 
The St. Mark’s Hospital Taylorsville Emergency Center is located at 
Taylorsville City
just south of the city’s Fire Station 118 and City Hall.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

You Can Pay for College Night

Granite School District College and Career Readiness Department would like to invite you to attend a regional "You Can Pay For College Night" sponsored by StepUpUtah and UHEAA. The events are open to all parents and students in grades 7-12 because it is never too early to start planning for college!

Granger High School - Pacific Islander
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm


Kearns High School - Spanish Speaking
Tuesday, November 17 at 6:00 pm

For additional information see attached flyer or visit StepUpUtah website at