Monday, July 22, 2019

Job Opportunity at the Utah Department of Health

The Utah Department of Health has a recruitment open for the following position:

Research Consultant III/Managed Health Care Quality Manager
$28.04 - $45.70

This is a full-time, career service position with benefits.

Requisition #   20626

Closes:   08/04/2019 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

Salt Lake County's Vehicle Repair Assistance Program

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Healthy Housing City Leaders' Forum and HUD NOFA

City leaders can now apply for two new opportunities to help ensure their residents live in healthy housing free of indoor environmental hazards, including a $1 million minimum grant opportunity from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and a technical assistance initiative from the National League of Cities (NLC). Applications for both opportunities are due on August 9, 2019. Learn more about these opportunities by listening to our recorded web forum or reading our blog post announcements.
The NLC technical assistance initiative, the Healthy Housing City Leaders’ Forum, builds on the previous Mayors’ Institute on Housing, Hazards, and Health. The Request for Proposals can be accessed here – applications are due August 9, 2019. Participating cities will benefit from peer sharing, guidance and advice from national, state and local experts for the duration of the 18 month program. City teams will work closely with experts to develop an action plan for healthy housing issues in their community.
The HUD 2019 Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Grant Program NOFA, which can be accessed here, makes an unprecedented $324 million available in lead grant and Healthy Homes Supplemental grant funding for state, county, and city jurisdictions. Participating jurisdictions will be awarded funds to conduct lead hazard reduction and healthy homes interventions for low-income families. The maximum available award for the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Grant is $9.1 million for High Impact Neighborhoods, and the minimum award size is $1 million. There is also $38 million available in Healthy Homes Supplemental Funds. Applications are due August 9, 2019.

Monday, July 8, 2019

2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book Released from Annie E Casey Foundation

The 30th edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT® Data Book begins by exploring how America’s child population — and the American childhood experience — has changed since 1990.
The Annie E. Casey FoundationAnd there’s some good news to share: Of the 16 areas of child well-being tracked across four domains — health, education, family and community and economic well-being — 11 have improved since the Foundation published its first Data Book 30 editions ago.
The rest of the 2019 Data Book — including the latest national trends and state rankings — rely on a shorter review window: 2010 to 2017.

Naloxone Training at the U

Wednesday, July 3, 2019



Friday, July 12, 2019 - Saturday, July 13, 2019
Held at the Horizonte Instruction & Training Center
The 27th Annual CARE Fair will be held:
Friday, July 12th  9:00a-8:00p
Saturday, July 13th  9:00a-5:00p
Horizonte Instruction and Training Center
1234 Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
The Junior League Community Assistance and Resource Event (CARE) Fair is an annual, two-day event organized and directed by the Junior League of Salt Lake City for families and members of the community needing routine medical, dental, and vision services along with community assistance information.
Typically, major barriers (i.e., time, language, financial, and transportation constraints) prevent some Utah families from receiving many basic health and human services. The Junior League CARE Fair eliminates many of these barriers by bringing together community agencies and medical service providers at one time and in one place. These medical services are provided free of charge at the Junior League CARE Fair! CARE Fair is committed to help those who need it most. There are translators for several different languages to assist the immigrant and refugee population, who often don’t have access to health care. In addition to FREE health and dental services we give away bike helmets and car seats on a first come, first served basis.


US Census: July 4th Celebrating 243 Years of Independence

July 4th: Celebrating 243 Years of Independence

Celebrating 243 Years of Independence

As the nation celebrates this Independence Day, it’s a good time to reflect on how our Founding Fathers enshrined in our Constitution the importance of statistics as a vital tool for measuring people, places and economy.

Get the Stats

The following statistics — historical and whimsical — come from responses to U.S. Census Bureau surveys:
  • In July 1776, an estimated 2.5 million people lived in the 13 colonies. According to recent projections, there are 330 million residents as of July 1, 2019.
  • The oldest signer, at age 70, was Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania. Franklin County, Pa., had an estimated population of 154,835 on July 1, 2018. There are 24 counties named Franklin in the United States.
  • The youngest signer, at age 26, was Edward Rutledge of South Carolina. There are no counties named Rutledge.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

New E-Learning Program: Improving Cultural Competency for Behavior Health Professionals

To further support the effort to reduce mental health disparities among minority populations, OMH will highlight its latest e-learning program: Improving Cultural Competency for Behavior Health Professionals. The free and accredited e-learning program is designed to develop behavioral health providers' knowledge and skills related to culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS). The program’s four courses will cover:
  • The connection between culture and behavioral health
  • The impact of cultural identity on interactions with clients
  • Ways to engage, assess and treat clients from diverse backgrounds
Behavioral health professionals can earn up to five continuing education hours at no cost and upon the completion of the self-paced program, which is accredited for counselors, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers. To learn about the e-learning program visit the OMH website.

Learn More

2019 Minority Veterans Town Hall

Monday, July 1, 2019

DOH Job Openings

The Utah Department of Health has recruitments open for the following positions:

Financial Manager I/Financial Operations and Controls Manager
$24.29 - $40.10

This is a full-time, career service position with benefits.

Requisition #   20332

Closes:   07/18/2019 at 11:59 pm MST


Health Care Coordinator, posting # 20306.  
The posting will close at 11:59 PM on July 9, 2019 MST

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

Social Determinants of Health Forum & Community Resource Fair


The Utah Multicultural Commission and Intermountain
Healthcare are seeking feedback from the Weber County community addressing key social
determinants of health—housing instability, utility needs,
food insecurity, violence, and transportation needs.
The hope is that collaboration can be reached to promote overall and long-term health and wellness in this area.  Come learn more about what resources are available to you as a resident or stakeholder and to participate in a discussion about your community’s holistic health.
Resource Fair and Public Forum
DATE: July 8, 2019
TIME: 6:30-8:30 PM
LOCATION: Lecture Hall, Ogden High School
2828 Harrison Blvd., Ogden 84403

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) will join partners in raising awareness about mental illness and its effects on racial and ethnic minority populations.
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ),  minority populations in the U.S. are less likely to have access to mental health services and less likely to use community mental health services.
Visit the OMH National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month webpage for more information on resources, programs, and partnerships that aim to reduce mental health disparities among minority populations.

Learn More

Thursday, June 27, 2019

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day- Annual County & State Data Lauch

To commemorate National HIV Testing Day, AIDSVu released the annual update of its interactive maps and data at the county- and state-levels this morning, illustrating the impact of HIV across the United States and continuing its commitment to provide public health officials, policymakers, healthcare professionals, researchers, and community leaders with a more comprehensive view of the HIV epidemic. We ask for your support in sharing this valuable information with your colleagues and networks. Below you’ll find the formal eBlast announcement for easy sharing.

Our annual update includes:
  • Updated state- and county-level data showing HIV prevalence (2016) and new HIV diagnoses (year-over-year for 2008 to 2017);
  • Updated mortality data at the state-level, showing rates and number of deaths that occurred among people with diagnosed HIV (2016);
  • Updated state-level PrEP rates and users data (2018), which can be stratified by age and sex, as well be compared to social determinants of health data;
  • Enhanced state local data profiles including new diagnoses and HIV care continuum data; and
  • Enhanced HIV prevention, testing, and Ryan White care services, as well as locations of housing opportunities for persons with AIDS and NIH-funded HIV prevention, vaccine, and treatment trial locations.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Opioid Prevention Specialist Position with UDOH

Department of Health has recruitment open for the following position:

Overdose Prevention Specialist
$21.43 - $28.00

This is a full-time, career service position with benefits.
Requisition #   20078
Closes:   06/26/2019 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.

RWJF Funding Opportunity

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Good nutrition is important to health at every stage of life. But often people from lower-income communities and communities of color lack access to healthy, affordable foods and beverages and the opportunity to make healthy choices. As a result, low-income families are disproportionately impacted by higher rates of obesity and other poor health outcomes.

There are many factors that contribute to this inequity in access to nutritious food items and the ability to make healthy choices, including the communities and neighborhoods where families live, education, access to good jobs with fair pay, and income. Helping low-income families build healthy habits must involve addressing these broader factors that underlie unhealthy eating.

Healthy Eating Research, an RWJF national program, is funding grants for research that will help reduce inequities in access to healthy foods and beverages and the underlying factors that contribute to those inequities, to ensure that all families and young children (0-8), particularly those from lower-income communities and communities of color, can build healthy eating habits. A total of $2.7 million in funding is available for approximately 11 research projects spread across three award types.

All studies must have the potential to impact groups at highest risk for poor health and well-being, and nutrition-related health disparities. Does your research qualify?

Do you have questions? Attend the optional applicant webinar on June 25 at 3 p.m. ET.

Utah’s Every Kid Outdoors Summer Kick-Off June 21

Utah’s Every Kid Outdoors Summer Kick-Off
When: Friday June 21, 2019 4-6 pm  
Where: Taylorsville Walmart Supercenter
Find more details and register here!
Join the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation (OOR), WalmartLifetime Products, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake City, local officials, booths, kids, families and more for the special launch of Utah's Every Kid Outdoors (EKO) Initiative.
Check out fun games, music, special speakers, snacks and more during this FREE event! This family friendly event will celebrate the OOR's new EKO Initiative which inspires kids to head outside and try some outdoor recreation activities. Grab an EKO Explorer Activity Passport to complete with your family this summer!

CHW Section Meeting

Funding Opportunity: Supporting Maternal Health Innovation Program

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently released a funding opportunity to reduce maternal mortality and improve maternal health.  The State MHI Program is being established to assist states in collaborating with maternal health experts, and optimizing resources to implement state-specific actions that address disparities in maternal health and improve maternal health outcomes, including the prevention and reduction of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity (SMM).  Applications are due July 15, 2019.

Eligible applicants include any domestic public or private entity.  Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are also eligible to apply.  For the purpose of this funding opportunity, applicants should propose projects that involve collaboration with a state or group of states to strengthen state-level capacity in achieving program aims. A letter of support and planned participation to evidence this relationship should be included as Attachment 4.

More information, including the a link to the full Notice of Funding Opportunity and a contact person for the funding opportunity, is available at:

If you would like to be connected with state maternal health and mortality contacts regarding related state-level efforts please contact Dianna Frick with the HRSA Office of Regional Operations-Denver at

Monday, June 17, 2019

2019 Census Webinar Series: Free Online Trainings on How to Access and Use our Statistics

The U.S. Census Bureau will conduct a series of free data access webinars to all interested data users. Attendees will learn how to access demographic, socioeconomic, housing and business data from the Decennial CensusAmerican Community SurveyLocal Employment DynamicsEconomic Programs and more.
When: April 1 – June 28, 2019
To learn about and register for our webinars, visit Census Academy.

Pain in the Nation Issue Brief: Alcohol and Drug Misuse, Suicide – the Impact on Millennials

Pain in the Nation Issue Brief:
Alcohol and Drug Misuse and Suicide and the Millennial Generation — a Devastating Impact
This issue brief, focused on the Millennial Generation, is a continuation of Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and Well Being Trust’sPain in the Nation: The Drug, Alcohol and Suicide Crises series. The Pain in the Nation series helps inform and create a comprehensive National Resilience Strategy.
This brief is focused on Millennials for numerous reasons: Millennials are dying due to alcohol and drug misuse and suicide in record numbers. Millennials are more than one-third of the workforce, they are the largest proportion of Americans serving in the military. About a quarter lack health insurance, many are burden by education debt, and, many are or will be parents responsible for the well-being of young children.

Parent Orientation for College Students at White Horse High School

Free Dental & Medical Health Fair in Box Elder County

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Utah Department of Health Job Opportunity

The Utah Department of Health has
recruitment open for the following position:

Health Program Manager I – Managed Health Care
$23.89 - $37.90

This is a full-time position with benefits.

Requisition #   20129

Closes:   06/24/2019 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