Friday, May 17, 2019

Mapping Hepatitis Elimination Webinar

Mapping Hepatitis Elimination Webinar

Mapping Hepatitis Elimination Webinar

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
3-4 pm ET
This webinar is approved by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) for a total of one (1) continuing education credit hour (CECH) in health education.
One (1) CECH has been approved for advanced-level credit.
Register Here

A growing number of hepatitis elimination projects are being established across the United States. Responding to the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan calls for more coordinated and collaborative efforts aimed at elimination, a wide range of stakeholders are leading and engaged in these efforts across a variety of settings including states, local jurisdictions, health systems, and non-governmental organizations. This webinar is hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health and the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy. Participants will learn about several elimination project examples, practical steps, and key messages to inform individuals and organizations in responding to the public health threat of viral hepatitis.
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about the current state/community level approaches and interventions to eliminate viral hepatitis.
  • Be able to describe planning tools for culturally competent programs/campaigns for viral hepatitis prevention and elimination.
  • Identify potential stakeholder types and strategies for new states, local jurisdictions, health systems, and non-governmental organizations to join and help put the United States on the path toward viral hepatitis elimination.
CAPT Felicia Collins, MD, MPH, Director, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Corinna Dan, RN, MPH, Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor, HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy
Brian J. McMahon, MD, Medical and Research Director, Liver Disease and Hepatitis Program, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Janice Lyu, Senior Hepatitis B Program Associate, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
Emilia Myers, MPH, Viral Hepatitis Coordinator, Louisiana Department of Health

Friday, May 10, 2019

AmeriCorps VISTA Opportunity for Seniors

Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services - Caregiver Support is seeking clients

Caregivers are faced with a host of new responsibilities many of which are unfamiliar and intimidating and can ultimately create caregiver burnout. As a result, the Caregiver Support Program is a short term program that provides assistance and support to these caregivers.
  • Respite Services. (Brief period of relief for the caregiver) Homemaking, home health aide, adult day care, short term stay in a nursing home. An application and eligibility requirements apply. Call 385.468.3280 for more information.
  • Information, Education, and More. Caregivers may sign up for monthly emails, attend free classessupport groups, and much more.
A few samples of upcoming options are attached. Visit our website ( for more information.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Spanish-Speaking Family Conference

2019 Salt Lake County Youth Government Summer Summit – June 26-27, 2019

Tfree, two-day event on Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27, 2019.
he Salt Lake County (SLCO) Youth Government offers students an up-close look at government. It also provides opportunities to develop leadership and social skills through meetings with elected officials, volunteer and service projects, and special events like Legislative Day at the State Capitol. This year we will, once again, host a Summer Summit. It will be a

What is the purpose of the Summer Summit?
The focuses of the summit will be on teaching students how government works, how it serves our community, and about some real issues that currently impact the County. This is designed to be interactive and engaging; students will hear from a variety of leaders in Salt Lake County as well as participate in activities and discussions that reinforce the topics.

Who can attend?
Students entering grades 8-12 are welcome to apply; this includes students who attend public and private schools as well as those who are homeschooled.

Application/Registration Process
The Youth Government Summer Summit is an interactive event. Due to the design of the Summit, space is limited to 50 students. Students will be able to fill out the short application online between Monday, May 13 and Sunday, May 19. If we receive more than 50, we will use the applications to select the 50 students; applicants who aren’t selected will be placed on the wait list. We will send an email to all applicants by Wednesday, May 29 to let them know if they are officially registered or on the wait list.

Where can you find additional information?
Additional information, including the link to apply, is on the attached flyer. You are welcome to print and distribute it, forward it in an email, and/or distribute it in any other way you see fit. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you know specific people we should include in future communications.

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Pregnancy RiskLine/MotherToBaby 35th Anniversary Celebration


Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Advocating for Prevention in Communities of Color: The Role of Providers Amid the Opioid Crisis

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Advocating for Prevention in Communities of Color: The Role of Providers Amid the Opioid Crisis

Monday, May 13, 2019
1:00-2:30 pm ET
This webinar is approved by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) for a total of one (1) continuing education credit hour (CECH) in health education.
One (1) CECH has been approved for advanced-level credit.
Register Here

Drug overdose deaths, including those involving opioids, continue to increase in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), more than 130 people a day die from opioid-related drug overdoses. To further explore this epidemic, the Office of Minority Health is conducting a four-part webinar series for providers aimed at addressing and raising awareness about opioid-related disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations.
The first webinar, Advocating for Prevention in Communities of Color: The Role of Providers Amid the Opioid Crisis, will highlight key facts and statistics about opioid misuse and mortality, and the disparities that exist among racial and ethnic minority populations. Speakers will discuss principles, strategies and best practices for preventing opioid misuse and addiction. Additionally, they will provide information on the provider's role in culturally and linguistically appropriate prevention efforts.
  • Gain a better understanding of opioid misuse and addiction and its impact on racial-ethnic minority populations.
  • Increase awareness of principles, strategies and best practices for preventing opioid misuse and addiction in communities of color.
  • Identify and share resources for providers and other stakeholders to facilitate culturally and linguistically appropriate prevention efforts. 
CAPT Felicia Collins, MD, MPH, Director, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Amy Goldstein, Ph.D., Branch Chief, Prevention Research Branch, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Danica Brown, Behavioral Health Manager, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Ingrid Binswanger, MD, MPH, MS, Senior Investigator, Institute for Health Research
Anh P. Nguyen, Ph.D., Research Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute for Health Research
Juliet Bui, MPA, MSW, Public Health Analyst, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

AGE WELL: A new healthy brain initiative from the UDOH Alzeimer's Disease and Related Dementias Program

The Utah Department of Health Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias program has rolled out its new Age Well campaign. This campaign focuses on getting your annual brain health check if you have concerns with your memory or thinking and especially during an Annual Wellness Visit provided by Medicare for those 65 years of age and older. 

The University of Utah Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging and Research (CACIR) is playing a vital role in Utah’s healthy brain initiative by supporting the Age Well campaign and offering family-oriented, interdisciplinary cognitive specialty team care with a proactive prevention focus. CACIR also offers meetings with a Family Support Advisor that helps families plan for necessary lifestyle changes, reduce stress, optimize care, and improve quality of life conserving resources for families caring for someone with memory loss.  

The goals of a visit with CACIR are: 
1) determine the cause of symptoms and how they affect you as accurately as possible; 
2) develop a care plan to avoid disease complications and crises, and 
3) use the results of your evaluation to design care to meet your individual circumstances and wishes.  

CACIR works with some insurance plans but is also funded by grants, foundations, and private donations. A referral is not necessary to meet with the Family Support Advisor team and grant funding may be available to cover these costs.  For more information and resources on the Age Well campaign please visit Please call 801-585-7575 to set up an appointment with a Family Support Advisor. 

OHD and Team Smile team up to offer free dental services to local elementary school children

Team Smile event at Vivint Smart Home Arena on April 11.
OHD has been working with Team Smile, a national organization who partners with professional sports teams throughout the country, to deliver a day of free dental care to underserved children.  For the past four years, Team Smile has been working with the Utah Jazz organization to bus children from local schools to the arena for a day of free dental care and fun with the Jazz mascot, dancers and former Utah Jazz player and icon Thurl Bailey. 

OHD initiated contact with Team Smile and linked them with the Granite School District to coordinate the participation of two schools on the west side of their district.  On April 11, along with volunteer oral health professionals and other volunteers, OHD helped Team Smile to provide 250 children with preventive and restorative oral health services. OHD has helped to solidify this partnership between Team Smile and the Granite School District so that they can return each year to offer this event.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. During this month, we celebrate the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and raise awareness about the health disparities that impact Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 1 in 2 Asian Americans is living with diabetes and Pacific Islanders are 2.4 times more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes than non-Hispanic whites.
This year, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) will focus its efforts on staying active and healthy and raising awareness about diabetes and the effects on the AAPI community. Visit the AAPI Heritage Month web page for downloadable materials, upcoming events and health resources.

Medically Complex Children’s Waiver Opens Enrollment

For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Media Contact:
Kolbi Young

News Advisory

Medically Complex Children’s Waiver Opens Enrollment 
Medicaid Program Now Accepting Applications for 100 New Participants

What: The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Medically Complex Children’s Waiver will open enrollment today and accept applications until Wednesday, May 31.  This program is intended to serve children with disabilities and complex medical conditions, providing them access to respite services, as well as traditional Medicaid services. 

Why: The UDOH has determined that current program funding will support an additional 100 children. Children currently participating in the program will not need to re-apply. 

Who: In order to qualify for this program, a child must:

  • Be age 0-18
  • Have three or more specialty physicians
  • Have three or more organ systems involvement
  • Demonstrate a level of medical complexity based on a combination of the need for device-based supports, high utilization of medical therapies, and treatments and frequent need for medical intervention
  • Not meet age-appropriate milestones for their activities of daily living, including eating, toileting, dressing, bathing, and mobility
  • Have a disability determined by the State Medical Review Board

When: The program will accept applications from May 1 through May 31. Applicants will not be selected on a first-come-first-served basis.  Once the application period ends, if more applications are received than spots available, UDOH clinical staff will review the applications and base entrance into the program on the highest medical complexity and critical needs of the family, as identified through the application process.

Where: Apply online at or print an application and submit by fax (801-323-1593) or by mail (UDOH, Medically Complex Children’s Waiver, DMHF, PO Box 143112, Salt Lake City, UT 84114). To be considered for the program, applications must be received or postmarked on or before Friday, May 31.


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Recommend a Home for Paint Your Heart Out 2019

We’re NeighborWorks Salt Lake, a non-profit that focuses on comprehensive neighborhood revitalization in Salt Lake County by helping people buy homesfix homes, and get involved in their community.

We’re hosting our 34th annual Paint Your Heart Out event on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Paint Your Heart Out brings volunteers together to paint the exterior of homes of homeowners who are elderly, have a disability, are veterans, and/or earn less than 80% area median income.

Our goal is to help homeowners who cannot physically or financially paint their homes. There are many benefits, including:

§  Residents feel like a valued part of their community
§  Volunteers feel they have made a postive impact
§  Neighborhoods benefit from curb appeal

Recommend a Homeowner! Complete our online “Recommend a Home” form – it takes about one minute.

Sponsor a home, block, or neighborhood! Check out our sponsorship packages. 

Please help us get the word out! 

For more information, please visit our website at

Monday, April 29, 2019

Utah’s Increasing Diversity: Population Projections by Race/Ethnicity

study just released by Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute projects the ethnic and racial diversity landscape of Utah in 50 years. The Institute regularly release articles and studies that educate the public on important topics

Click here to access the study! 

Join Move Utah at the Golden Spoke Ride

Join us to celebrate over 100 miles of safe and connected multi-use trails linking Ogden and Provo at the Golden Spoke ride on May 11, 2019.

This free event will include a group bike ride that travels north along the Provo River ParkwayMurdock Canal TrailJordan River TrailLegacy TrailDenver and Rio Grande Western Rail TrailOgden River Parkway to High Adventure Park in Ogden. Enjoy community events hosted along the way, as well as the Heritage Festival 150 Edition. Join us for the entire ride or just a section.

The group bike rides are free, but registration is requested.

Starting Locations (Updated Information)
Vivian Park, Provo Canyon (100-mile ride) – 7:00 a.m.
Bullriver Road Trailhead, Lehi (75-mile ride) – 9:15 a.m.
Redwood Trailhead Park, South Salt Lake/West Valley City (50-mile ride) – 11:30 a.m.
Farmington Regional Park, Farmington (25-mile ride) – 1:45 p.m.
6000 South Trailhead, Roy (10-mile ride) – 3:00 p.m.
Twenty-First Street Fishing Pond, Ogden (1.5-mile ride) – 3:45 p.m.
High Adventure Park (Ride ends. Enjoy Heritage Festival 150 Edition!)
A bike valet will be provided by the Bicycle Collective at the Spike 150 Event. 

Free transit passes will be available, courtesy of UTA, to help participants get back to their vehicles. Golden Spoke T-shirts, water bottles and 200 UTA passes will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Visit to learn more.

South Valley Services Annual Breakfast

Keeping Salt Lake families safe for twenty-one years.

Domestic violence invades the lives of 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in Utah each year. As one of only 13 domestic violence resource centers covering 29 counties, our help doesn't reach everyone that needs it.
With your donation we can help keep more families safe, educate more of the community on how to recognize and respond to domestic violence and save more Utah lives.
Please Join Us
South Valley Services Annual Breakfast
Thursday, May 16th
7:45 - 9:00 am
Viridian Center
West Jordan, Utah

Find your no-cost tickets at Eventbrite
Special Guests
Kim Fischer
Kit Gruelle 

AmeriCorps VISTA: Salt Lake County Housing & Community Development Recruiting Now

Salt Lake County Housing & Community Development is currently recruiting for AmeriCorps VISTA members to serve in the development of the System Navigator program.  

Do you or someone in your agency know somebody that fits the following profile? Somebody who is passionate about empowering people and improving systems?  Somebody whose circumstances will allow them to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA for one year?  Please pass this info onto them ASAP!  Recruiting deadline is May 13th

Interested individuals can visit our HCD website for more info .

You can also link directly to the information page here:  AmeriCorps VISTA Recruitment Information for Salt Lake County HCD 

11th Annual Community Fair at the Sorenson Community Center on Salt Lake City's West Side


Ogden City's Strategic Planning Advisory Council seeking input

Ogden City's Strategic Planning Advisory Council is excited to announce the start of a new community-based strategic planning initiative! The volunteer-led Strategic Planning Advisory Committee is seeking input to help shape the future of our city. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts in this community survey. We want to hear your big ideas and learn what things are most important to you. 



Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Do you live in West Valley City? Your feedback is important!

Bridging the Gap - 2019 Medical Interpreter Training

Are you interested in a career in healthcare that uses your bilingual and bicultural skills? Here is a great training opportunity for you!

For more than 15 years, the Utah Department of Health has trained bilingual and bicultural individuals on how to become effective medical interpreters. We use the Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training, a nationally recognized training course from the Cross Cultural Health Care Program.

This FREE 64-hour professional training will be taught in Salt Lake City in nine daily sessions
beginning Thursday, August 1 through Friday, August 30, 2019. Please see the schedule below. 

Training Dates:
Week 1Day 1Thursday1-Aug8:00AM to 5:00PM
Day 2Friday2-Aug8:00AM to 5:00PM
Day 3Saturday3-Aug8:00AM to 5:00PM
Week 2Half DayFriday16-Aug2:00 to 6:00PM
Day 5Saturday17-Aug8:00AM to 5:00PM
Week 3Day 6Friday23-Aug8:00AM to 5:00PM
Day 7Saturday24-Aug8:00AM to 5:00PM
Week 4Day 8Thursday29-Aug8:00AM to 5:00PM
Half DayFriday30-Aug8:00AM to 12:00PM

Please follow the link below for more specific information on the program and to access the application forms:

CHW Mental Health Training

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

A Celebration, Recognition, and Networking Event for CHWs and Partners

CHWs Elevated: 
A Celebration, Recognition, and Networking Event for CHWs and Partners

Wednesday, May 22nd 8:30-4PM Viridian Event Center
8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, UT 84088  

See more information and register HERE:
*Please note that we will continue to update the agenda as speakers as secured

This event aims to bring CHWs and partners together to celebrate and recognize the important work of CHWs in Utah. 
This event is FREE, but you must RSVP to attend. Breakfast and lunch are provided.