Monday, October 30, 2017

Medicare Open Enrollment 2018

6th Annual Utah Pacific Islander Health Week

Discovery Gateway Children's Museum's FREE Admission Day Nov 15

Register Today for the Utah Pedestrian Summit 2017

Register Today for the Utah Pedestrian Summit 2017

The Utah Pedestrian Summit, hosted by UDOT in partnership with various organizations, is an opportunity for design, health, and safety officials and advocates to share experiences, opportunities, and successes to improve the pedestrian experience in our communities. The Summit is designed to foster discussion and interaction between presenters and participants on a variety of topics, including safety education programs, engineering, design, health, and enforcement opportunities, among others. Together, we can make every step count.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

8:00 am - 4:00 pm


K2A Bridge opens at Kearns Library

The Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources (PIK2AR) and community partners will be housed at Kearns Library Monday - Friday from 2p-9p in a pilot program with Kearns Library, Salt Lake County Libraries, South Valley Sanctuary and other community partners. PIK2AR will be providing community resources for housing, food, employment, education, business, health care, whatever the need or circumstance.  PIK2AR advocates, community health workers, and partners, speak many languages and can provide culturally appropriate referrals and trauma informed assistance.

Appointments are not necessary but can be set online or by library staff.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Diversity Career Fair

Salt Lake City will begin accepting applications for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

Starting Monday, October 30th, Salt Lake City will begin accepting applications for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

The CIP is a multi-year planning program of capital expenditures needed to replace or expand the City's public infrastructure. Capital improvements involve the construction, purchase or rehabilitation of Salt Lake City’s infrastructure including buildings, parks, streets, sidewalks, bridges, transportation features, traffic signals or other physical structures. A capital improvement must have a useful life of five or more years. It also must provide one of the following two elements: has a cost of $50,000 or more and/or satisfies the functionality of a capital asset.

A capital asset is a type of asset that is not easily sold in the regular course of a business's operations for cash and is generally owned for its role in contributing to the business's ability to generate profit. It is expected that the benefits gained from the asset will extend beyond a time span of five years. A capital improvement is not a recurring capital outlay item (such as a motor vehicle or a fire engine) or a maintenance expense (such as fixing a leaking roof or painting park benches). Acquisition of equipment is not a capital project unless it is an integral part of the capital project.

If you are a resident in Salt Lake City and interested in applying, contact Holly Draney by Monday, November 13, 2017 by 3:00 p.m.

CIP Applications are due Thursday, November 30, 2017 by 11:59 p.m.

Learn more about Salt Lake City’s Capital Improvement Program at

Holly Draney, Community and Neighborhoods

Thursday, October 19, 2017

o m h resource center

Faith Leaders and Health Ministries Play an Active Role in Contributing to Improve the Health of Their Communities

October 24, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Join us for this HHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center webinar to discuss how faith leaders and health ministries play an active role implementing diabetes health programs in church settings. Speakers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Central Baptists Church in Knoxville, Tennessee will highlight the role of faith leaders in contributing to improve the health of their church members and their communities, and how the CDC National Diabetes Education Program’s (NDEP) Faith Leaders Toolkit can help.

Spiritual leaders and places of worship or faith communities can play an important role in the fight against diabetes, a disease that can be prevented and managed. Faith communities are natural centers for spiritual, emotional, and physical wellness. This webinar will help faith leaders bring resources about type 2 diabetes to the communities they serve. Faith Leaders play a vital role in fighting diabetes in their communities.

Spread the word about type 2 diabetes prevention and diabetes management.
Organize type 2 diabetes prevention and diabetes management activities in your church.
Create an environment that supports healthy choices within your church.
To strengthen collaborating efforts among National Health Agencies to contribute to reduce diabetes among vulnerable populations in the USA by expanding outlets for capacity building among community-based organizations serving Hispanic/Latino populations.

Betsy Rodriguez, RN, MSN, CDE, Deputy Director, CDC / National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Alexis M. Williams, MPH, CHES, Public Health Advisor National Diabetes Education Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Wayne Smith, MS, Director of the Samaritan Ministry, Central Baptist Church

Diana Echenique, MPH, CHI, CDE candidate, Senior Program Analyst, Hispanic Communities, Office of Minority Health Resource Center

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

EPA Region 8 Webinar: Implementing Your Healthy Schools Program

Please join us for a Healthy Schools Webinar.

October is Children’s Health Month!

EPA Region 8 is hosting a Healthy Schools Webinar:
Implementing Your Healthy Schools Program

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 11 am MT

Interested in starting a healthy schools program but not sure where or how to start?
Join the webinar to hear about how to conduct an assessment, learn about environmental hazards and how to implement an action plan at your school.

Mark your calendar and plan to join us!

Please spread the word!!

Questions? Please contact April Nowak at

Learn more about Children’s Health and Healthy Schools at and

Friday, October 6, 2017

Funding Announcement from UDOH Utah Tobacco Prevention and Control Program

The Utah Department of Health and the Utah Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP) wish to continue to reduce tobacco-related disparities by seeking applications to fund one additional Tobacco Prevention and Control Disparity Network for 2 1/2 years.

One grant will be awarded. Organizations that represent communities that are disproportionately targeted by the tobacco industry and/or have high tobacco use rates and/or are at high risk of tobacco use are eligible to apply for this grant. Existing networks will not be eligible to apply.

The grant will be awarded to an organization that represents the following communities:
•          LGBTQ
•          Low Income and/or Low Education
•          Mental Health Populations
•          Homeless
•          Refugee
•          Rural
•          Mentally or Physically Disabled
•          Incarcerated

Priority will be given to grass-root community-based organizations that can demonstrate the capacity to mobilize, organize, and reach communities statewide. One grant will be awarded on a competitive basis.

Conference call:
Have questions about the grant? Join the call October 18th at 10 am. RSVP details in the grant.

Contract Period: December 5, 2017 through June 30, 2020 (2 ½ years)
Total Grant Award Amount:  $50,000 per year for a total of $150,000.00
                                                    12/5/17- 6/30/18= $50,000
                                                     7/1/18-6/30/19= $50,000
                                                     7/1/19-6/30/20= $50,000   
Submission Date: November 8, 2017 on or before 3:00 P.M. (MDT)
Where to apply: Utah Public Procurement Place
Title: Request for Grant Application (RGA) Tobacco Prevention and Control Disparity Network

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams' Diversity Dinner

We are happy to invite you to this year's Diversity Dinner on October 16th at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center. While this event is free, you must register to attend. Click here to register. The goal of the Diversity Dinner is to bring individuals of diverse backgrounds together to promote understanding, increase positive interactions within the community, and build respect for one another as well as celebrate our similarities.

If you know an inspiring and active member of the community, nominate them to be a Salt Lake County Hero! Whether it's a youth, a senior, or another local hero who is contributing positively, we want to hear about them.

If you represent a community organization, we encourage you to host a booth at the dinner! Click here for information on becoming involved. 

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Minority HealthHHS/NIH, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD): Loan Repayment Program offers loan repayment awards to health professionals with doctoral degrees. Awardees must conduct health disparities or clinical research in non-federal research settings for at least 2 years. Deadline is November 15, 2017Learn more | A Technical Assistance webinar will be held tomorrowOctober 5, 2017, 4:00 pm ET. Join.

Join the webinar! Niños Saludables: Addressing Childhood Obesity among Latinos


Niños Saludables: Addressing Childhood

 Obesity among Latinos 

October 12, 20172:00 - 3:00 pm EDT
Collaborating Agencies: CDC/DNPAO, Salud America, Unidos US, OMHRC
As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Office of Minority Health will host a webinar, Niños Saludables: Addressing Childhood Obesity among Latinos, with a panel of partner federal agencies and stakeholders. The webinar will highlight the prevalence data regarding the increase of obesity in Latino children of all ages and explore the role of factors such as culture, behavior, and environment. Additionally, the webinar will provide examples of programs and strategies that help address these issues.
The webinar will be introduced by Dr. Matthew Y.C. Lin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and Director of the HHS Office of Minority Health. 
  • Captain Heidi M. Blanck, M.S., Ph.D., Obesity Prevention and Control Branch Chief, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity
  • Eric Moreno, B.A., M.A., Content Curator with Salud America program at UT Health San Antonio 
  • Rita Carreón, Deputy Vice President, Institute for Hispanic Health, Unidos US
Alexander Vigo-Valentín, Ph.D., Public Health Advisor, Hispanic/Latino Health Policy Lead, Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Scholarship Opportunity for Community Partners to attend APHA in November 2017

We hope you're already planning to join us for the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual meeting in Atlanta, GA November 5-8, 2017. Meeting Details at

The Community Based Public Health (CBPH) Caucus leaders, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) and the Morehouse School of Medicine-Prevention Research Center have collaborated to apply for grant funding for scholarships this year to attend American Public Health Association (
APHA) Annual meeting in Atlanta, GA November 5-8, 2017. With funding from the National Institutes of Health, scholarship funding is available for individuals to attend a special Writing & Dissemination Institute (WDI) as a pre-conference to the APHA Annual Meeting, on November 4, 2017in Atlanta, GA. Funding will also support full or partial costs associated with attending the APHA Annual Meeting. Applications from individuals nominated by community-based organizations will be considered. Individuals who are employed by a higher educational institution or government-based agency are not eligible to apply for funds. All financial processes for this event will be coordinated by CCPH.

The purpose of these travel scholarships is to bring people to the Writing & Dissemination Institute and to the APHA Annual Meeting to build community partners' capacity to equitably engage in the writing and dissemination processes of research. Through this experience, community partners will build knowledge and skills and have the opportunity to network with others engaged in reducing health disparities and improving community health.

**Please note this process is time sensitive**

The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Monday, October 9, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. NOTE: You will need to include a nomination from your community-based organization in order to apply. Applicants will be notified of a decision by Monday, October 16, 2017 by 5:00 pm EST.

Please read full application attached. Applicants may apply using pdf or online version. Completed nomination forms (see attached) can be sent as pdf or text can be copied and sent in email to:

Questions?  Contact CBPH Caucus Chair, Dr. Kent Key at or Past CBPH Caucus Chair, Tricia Piechowski at

Monday, October 2, 2017

March of Dimes 2018 Community Grant RFP Announcement- Deadline: October 27, 2017

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Governor's office confirmed that he will be joining us to recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  

Governor Herbert will be signing a proclamation and we want to make sure that we fill the rotunda with breast caner survivors, supporters, care givers, family, friends, and organizations working to detect and treat breast cancer.  We invite attendees to wear pink to give Utah a glimpse at the impact of breast cancer.

Please join us!  Invite your networks!  Let's turn the Utah State Capitol pink and show just how much breast cancer impacts us all!

Who:  You, your networks, people you know who have been impacted by breast cancer.
What:  Awareness of the impact of breast cancer and recognition of those who have been impacted by breast cancer.  Governor's proclamation signing, press conference.
When:  October 3, 2017  9:30-11:00 (proclamation signing at 10)