Friday, September 28, 2012

Free Nutrition Class Available at Intermountain Medical Center in Spanish

Tuesday, October 9
5:00 to 8:00 pm
Intermountain Medical Center 
DOTY Education Building
5121 S Cottonwood Drive
Salt Lake City
Questions? Contact Alliance Community Services at 801-265-1111

Thursday, September 27, 2012

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Releases New Resources for Community Leaders!

Making it Easier to Find What Works for Health

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Releases New Resource for Community Leaders
When it comes to solving problems that affect our health, knowing what works matters. Implementing or adapting proven strategies increases your likelihood of success in improving health.
What Works for Health, the latest release from County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, is an online, searchable menu of policies and programs—each with a rating based on strength of evidence for factors that can help make communities healthier places to live, learn, work and play. Each of the policies, such as increased alcohol taxes, for example, and programs, such as early childhood interventions, included in What Works for Health is given an evidence rating to help guide users toward choosing proven strategies.
What Works for Health is easy to use. Simply choose a health factor (i.e. tobacco use, employment, access to health care, or environmental quality) and browse through the evidence ratings for programs or policies, that address the particular health factor of interest.
Together, the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps and the new What Works for Health give you a profile of your county’s health, guidance to take action, and information on strategies that can make your community healthier.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Webinar :Open Enrollment Information for Medicare Beneficiaries with a Disability or Chronic Illness


Open enrollment begins Oct. 15.  Please join us for a webinar
Open Enrollment Information For Medicare Beneficiaries with a Disability or Chronic Illness
OCTOBER 2, 2012 ‐ 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (MDT)

The annual Medicare Open Enrollment is October15-December 7, 2012. Now is the time for you to compare plans and make sure you have the right health and prescription drug plan for you.  This call is designed to provide you with an overview of the differences between types of Medicare plans and what it means to you, how to compare plans and important issues to consider in choosing a plan, and where you can get more information and assistance.
Call-in number 1-877-267-1577 Meeting ID 0038

CDC: Consejos de exfumadores: Un consejo de Jessica sobre el asma

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Meet the Salt Lake County Mayoral Candidates

Salt Lake County Council on Diversity Affairs (CODA)

presents

Meet the Salt Lake County Mayoral Candidates

Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 6-8 p.m.
Salt Lake County Council Chambers
2001 South State Street

Welcome by:
Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon

Event Moderated by:
Jeff Robinson, KCPW

KCPW will broadcast live on 88.3 FM or 105.3 FM or www.kcpw.org.
For more information contact Rebecca Sanchez at 385-468-7014.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Zumbathon to Support Breast Cancer Survivors on October 5

Breast Cancer Zumbathon
Friday, October 5, 2012
Northwest Recreation & Community Center
1299 W Clark Ave (358 N) Salt Lake City
$15 Donation at event or on Alliance Community Services Facebook page
Questions? Contact Alliance Community Services at www.alliance-community.org or call 801-265-1111.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Utah Pacific Islanders Community Perspectives Report

OHD in partnership with Community Health Clinics (CHC) has recently published the results of two surveys and five focus groups conducted with local Pacific Islanders.  OHD and CHC took an in depth look at Pacific Islanders perspectives about prenatal care, pregnancy guidelines, breastfeeding and more.  Read the entire report at http://health.utah.gov/disparities/data/PacificIslandersCommunityPerspectives.pdf

Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) Annual Meeting for Region VIII, Denver, CO, October 9-10

The RHECs are a vital component of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA). The NPA was established to mobilize a nationwide, comprehensive, community-driven, and sustained approach to combating health disparities and to move the nation toward achieving health equity. RHEC members represent communities impacted by health disparities, state and local government agencies, tribes, healthcare providers and systems, health plans, businesses, academic and research institutions, foundations, and other organizations. They play a critical role in implementing the NPA and represent a nationwide commitment for addressing health equity and closing the health gap for racial, ethnic, and underserved communities. For a list of RHEC Region members go to http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/npa/templates/content.aspx?lvl=1&lvlid=42&id=319