Friday, October 26, 2018

Job Opportunities at UDOH

The Utah Department of has the following job opportunities available:

Health Tobacco Prevention and Control Program has a recruitment open for the following position. 

Policy Analyst
$21.43 - $30.00

This is a full-time, career service position with benefits.
Requisition #   17584
Closes:   11/1/2018 at 11:59 pm MST

Health Program Specialist I/Provider Enrollment

$13.89 - $24.55

This is a full-time position with benefits.
Requisition #   17399
Closes:   10/29/2018 at 11:59 pm MST

In order to be considered for an interview for these positions, you will need to apply on-line at  If you have not done so already, you will need to create a job seeker account at

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, October 2017

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

October 31 is deadline for SLC Arts and Culture Grant


October 22, 2018

Contact: Paul Murphy
385-226-6761 -

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Halloween is deadline to apply for Salt Lake City art, culture and event grants

Organizers may have to work at a frightening speed if they want to apply for Arts, Culture and Events (ACE) Fund before the October 31, Halloween, deadline. The Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office is giving $200,000 this year to promote and support neighborhood and community events.

Events supported by ACE help support the city’s goals and vision, include:
  • Supporting city-wide economic development
  • Bringing arts, education and technology opportunities to all communities
  • Promoting diversity, inclusion and cultural identity
  • Protecting the local environment and building a sustainable city
  • Creating neighborhood and community unity
  • Supporting the health and wellness of city residents
The ACE Fund awards can range between $100 and $10,000. The fund gave money to 79 organizations this year. Some examples of this year’s recipients included Utah Pride Festival, Salt Lake City Marathon, Hispanic Heritage Parade and Street Festival and the Downtown Farmers Market.

Salt Lake City began receiving applications on September 1. A list of all the 2018 recipients and additional information about applying for an ACE grant can be found at


Free legal advice at the Kearns Library

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map Released

Healthy Brain Initiative Cover - 2018

Today, the Alzheimer’s Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the Healthy Brain Initiative’s State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia: The 2018-2023 Road Map. As the number of people with Alzheimer’s grows — and grows quickly — a robust public health response is needed now to mitigate the future impacts of dementia. The updated Healthy Brain Initiative (HBI) Road Map is ready to guide that response with an emphasis on health equity, collaboration, and sustainability. Leaders in public health can use the menu of 25 actions to promote brain health, improve care for people living with cognitive impairment, and better support caregivers. The full guide provides suggestions for implementation, case studies, and data to justify plans.

“To achieve meaningful progress against Alzheimer's disease, we must recognize and address it as a public health crisis,” said Robert Egge, Alzheimer’s Association Chief Public Policy Officer and co-chair of the HBI Road Map Leadership Committee. “The HBI Road Map provides the public health community with concrete steps to act quickly and strategically.”

To develop this new quick-start guide, an expert and practitioner leadership committee assessed progress with the second HBI Road Map (2013-2018), consulted with more than 100 stakeholders, and formed an agenda with the most needed and practical steps that state and local public health departments can accomplish. Organized into four Essential Services of Public Health, the HBI Road Map calls on public health to act now to realize a better future for communities impacted by dementia, especially among vulnerable populations.

The full HBI Road Map — along with a planning guide, implementation examples and tools, and data — can be accessed at (more details below). The guidebook is also online at, which has a wide array of data to inform this critical public health work. Be sure you and your colleagues stay up-to-date on Alzheimer’s news by subscribing to our newsletter at

Monday, October 15, 2018

Select 25: $2,500 Grant Now Open for Submissions

SelectHealth is accepting submissions for this year’s Select 25 grant. We’ll give $2,500 to 25 organizations and individuals who promote health and well-being, assist individuals with special needs, create safe environments, and build strong communities.

Past award winners must wait two years before applying again, but we think you should encourage organizations and individuals you support to apply for the grant.

This program allows us to give back to those who are working to make Utah a healthier and safer place to live. Past grant recipients have included physical activity programs for veterans, therapy programs for abused women and children, and dental services for those in need. In addition to receiving $2,500, each grant recipient receives high-quality photos, videos, and other materials that can assist them in their fundraising efforts.

Submissions will be accepted now through November 30, 2018 or until 500 submissions have been received. Visit to apply for the 2019 grant.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Ban on Pharmacy Gag Clauses

On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, President Trump signed legislation that bans pharmacy gag clauses. This action, listed in the President’s drug pricing blueprint, is just the latest in lowering the cost for American patients.
In support of the President’s enactment of two bills into law, HHS Secretary Alex Azar released the following statement:

“This bipartisan legislative accomplishment was secured by President Trump’s historic leadership on drug pricing. The President’s drug-pricing blueprint called for ending gag clauses. Within a week of the blueprint’s release, HHS informed Medicare plans that they are unacceptable, and now Congress has responded to the President’s call by formally banning them.

“American patients should know: You can always ask your pharmacist whether you’re getting the best deal on the prescription drugs you need. This is just one step in the President’s plans to deliver better healthcare to Americans at lower prices, efforts that have already involved more action to bring down drug prices than any previous President has taken.”

The two bills that were signed are S. 2553, the Know the Lowest Price Act of 2018, and S. 2554, the Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act.
  • Know the Lowest Price Act of 2018: This bill prohibits a prescription drug plan under Medicare or Medicare Advantage from restricting a pharmacy from informing an enrollee of any difference between the price, copayment, or coinsurance of a drug under the plan and a lower price of the drug without health-insurance coverage. (Such restrictions are commonly referred to as gag clauses.)
  • Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act: This bill seeks to ensure that health insurance issuers and group health plans do not prohibit or punish pharmacy providers, directly or indirectly, from providing certain information to enrollees. This bill also inserts language into the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 to define language surrounding biological and biosimilar products. 
A “pharmacy gag clause” is a tactic under which a pharmacist may not inform customers about options that would cost less for a certain product: using their health insurance or paying fully out of pocket. These clauses are usually instituted by an insurer or pharmacy benefit manager (PBM). They’re put in for cases in which most consumers would save money by paying out of pocket . The end of this longstanding practice will bring about real change in the prescription drug market.
Brian Shiozawa, MD
Regional Director
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Job Opportunity at The Children's Center


As a key member of the Development team, the full-time Development Assistant plays an integral role in supporting all department activities including managing the database, working on all events, donor management, direct mail coordination and correspondence, and supporting the Board of Trustees. This position will report to the Development Director.

Essential Functions of the Position:
  • Provide support for all development activities and serve as the main contact when team members are not available.
  • Manage the department use of Raiser’s Edge database, including entering gifts and production of mailing lists, donor acknowledgments, various reports, and maintaining data accuracy.
  • Work with finance staff to ensure accurate reporting of gifts.
  • Support Development Manager with all special event logistics, including registration, venue set up, onsite operations and post-event follow up.
  • Support the Development Director with daily tasks and meeting preparation as needed.
  • Attend all Development and Board of Trustee meetings for the purpose of taking the minutes and ordering, pick up and setting up meals for attendees. Also distributes minutes and maintains records for these committees.
  • Perform donor and prospect research on individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Maintain and cultivate effective relationships with donors and prospects.
Who Are You?
  • You are curious and driven. You have a Bachelor’s degree and are excited by opportunities to learn and grow. You can adapt to new ideas, processes, and concepts. You thrive on a fast-paced team and are willing to pitch in and do what it takes in pursuit of the team’s goals.
  • You are a people person. You are skilled at connecting with others, building relationships and delivering high-quality customer service with a smile.
  • You have at least 2-3 years of professional experience. You have demonstrated excellence with acute attention to detail and the ability to self-direct, anticipate roadblocks, maintain confidentiality, meet deadlines, and prioritize among competing goals.
  • You are analytical. You ask questions and enjoy using numbers to find the answers. You are skilled at analyzing and manipulating data and presenting it in a digestible format.
  • You are passionate. Passionate about issues, your role, our impact. That passion energizes you.
  • You invest in people. You recognize you are part of a whole. You learn from others, teach those around you, and truly care about the people you work with.
Desired Skills and experience:
  • Experience with donor databases, ideally Raiser’s Edge.
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.
  • Nonprofit Experience.
  • Local knowledge of the Utah philanthropic community.

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume to Joelle Kanshepolsky at and state “Development Assistant” in the subject. Open until filled. 

UDOH Position - Community Health Worker Specialist

Community Health Worker Specialist 
$21.43 - $26.00

This is a full-time, career service position with benefits.
Requisition #   17223
Closes:   10/24/2018 at 11:59 pm MST 

In order to be considered for an interview for these positions, you will need to apply on-line at  If you have not done so already, you will need to create a job seeker account.    

CHW 2nd Annual Meeting

The Utah Community Health Worker Section
cordially invites you to the
CHW 2nd Annual Meeting
Date: October 29, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM Dinner, Entertainment, Keynote, Awards
Place: Doty Education Center Auditorium, 5131 Cottonwood St, Murray, UT 84107
Please join the UPHA CHW Section & friends for a year-end review & future plans and goals presentation!
We are honored to announce,
Keynote Speaker:
Edwin Espinel

Healthy Living Through Environment, Policy & Improved Clinical Care (EPICC)
Utah Department of Health

Bureau of Health Promotion

News from RWJF: Where you grow up matters. Here's why.

Advances NewsletterOpportunity Atlas map

Some neighborhoods lift children out of poverty. Others trap them there.
Using anonymous data following 20 million Americans from childhood to their mid-30s, the Opportunity Atlas is an interactive data tool that shows just how vastly different the future economic prospects of a child can look from one neighborhood to the next.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Governor Herbert has declared October Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Governor Herbert has declared October Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Cybersecurity is Our Shared Responsibility and We All Must Work Together to Improve our Nation’s Cybersecurity. Please take the annual Cybersecurity Awareness Training if you haven't. 

Millions of Rewarding Jobs: Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity
A key risk to our economy and security continues to be the shortage of cybersecurity professionals to safeguard our ever-expanding cyber ecosystem. Raising the next generation of interested and capable cybersecurity professionals is a starting point to building stronger defenses. There are limitless opportunities to educate students of all ages – from high school into higher education and beyond – on the field of cybersecurity as they consider their options. In addition, veterans and individuals who are looking for a new career or re-entering the workforce, should explore the multitude of well-paying and rewarding jobs available. 

The Realities of Diversity" Speaker Series

KUER, RadioWest, and United Way of Salt Lake present “The Realities of Diversity,” a three-part speaker series that takes a deeper look at race and diversity in America. Join us for these important conversations as we illuminate truths that allow us to better understand these complex issues that affect all of us! RadioWest’s Doug Fabrizio will interview each speaker about their work related to race and diversity, followed by a 30-minute audience Q&A. Interviews will air on RadioWest at a later date.

Find out more here.

Friday, October 5, 2018

RWJF Funding Opportunity: How will technology influence community health?

Advances NewsletterStreet car stop in New Orleans.

How can we ensure new and emerging technologies create, rather than hinder, opportunities for everyone in America to live a healthier life? $2.4 million is available to examine how technology’s impact on our infrastructure can improve health equity in the United States.
Learn more >

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

October is Health Literacy Month

HLM 2018Health Literacy month recognizes the importance for everyone to be able to receive, communicate, and understand basic health information and services to make the best health decisions. During this observance, health care professionals are encouraged to share and explain health information to patient s and caregivers, as well as assist them in finding health-related information and services. 

Learn more about what organizations, communities, and individuals can do to help improve health literacy by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website

Monday, October 1, 2018

Privacy and Confidentiality Protections: Substance Use Disorders and the Opioid Crisis

Privacy and Confidentiality Protections: Substance Use Disorders and the Opioid Crisis - Thursday, November 29, 1 – 2:30 pm MT

The next call from the Region VIII Opioid Misuse Consultation Team will include speakers from the Office for Civil Rights and from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and will focus on HIPAA and 42 CFR as applied to substance use treatment issues.  Pre-registration is not required.
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To join the audio portion of the meeting: WebEx: 1-877-267-1577 WebEx Meeting Number: 992 545 720
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