Friday, February 22, 2019

UDOH Job Posting: DMHF-Bureau of Medicaid Operations - HPS II Provider Enrollment

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

Health Program Specialist II – Provider Enrollment
$17.25 - $30.49

This is a full-time position with benefits.

Requisition #   18637

Closes:   03/04/2019 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

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Hepatitis B Funding Opportunity

Office of Minority Health

FY 2019 Funding Opportunity Announcement

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services administers grant programs to support projects that implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.  
OMH has released a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for which applications are now being accepted.

Announcement Number: MP-CPI-19-001
Opportunity Title: OMH Hepatitis B Demonstration Grant Program (Hepatitis B Program) Award Ceiling: $500,000Award Floor: $400,000Application Due Date: April 13, 2019 

OMH, in consultation with the HHS Office of HIV/ AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Viral Hepatitis, seeks to develop model comprehensive hepatitis B programs that include strategic partnerships between: community-based organizations servicing communities-at-risk; departments of health; perinatal hepatitis B programs; safety net providers; research centers; and healthcare facilities.

Programs should have capacity to deliver widespread vaccination, scale-up testing, and provide care and treatment services.

The Hepatitis B Program will advance progress toward the national hepatitis B elimination goals and strategic actions recommended by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Secretary’s Advisory Committee for Healthy People 2030 Meeting Webcast

Meeting Webcast: The Secretary’s Advisory Committee for Healthy People 2030

February 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET | Register now
Register for the next meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 (Committee). The Committee will:

  • Continue its deliberations regarding the Nation’s health promotion and disease prevention objectives
  • Develop recommendations regarding the proposed Healthy People 2030 objectives

Be a part of the Healthy People 2030 development process.

UDOH Primary Care Needs Assessment

The Primary Care Needs Assessment identifies the areas of Utah with the greatest unmet primary healthcare needs and helps determine how these needs will be addressed. The findings from this assessment will help Utah’s Primary Care Office (PCO) and the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health (OPCRH) to pursue relationships to foster collaboration and information sharing to address disparities and expand programs and develop and support sustainable frameworks for new programs that will help address these disparities. The assessment looks at the overall big picture of the state of Utah, the demographics of Utah and how they affect access to primary care services, where the workforce shortages currently exist, and what primary care needs exist throughout the state.

Brief overview of PCNA.

OHD Internship Opportunity


Agency: Utah Department of Health, Office of Health Disparities

Duration:  March – December 2019

Hours: 15 hours/week

Stipend:  $15.00 per hour

Starting on: March 4 – 8, 2019

Working Location:  Utah Department of Health, Cannon Building, SLC

Openings: One

Provide support to the Office of Health Disparities in a variety of activities including but not limited to coordination of outreach events, schedule clinic appointments, collect and enter data, write reports, etc.
- Current enrollment in a master of public health (MPH, MSPH) or MS of health promotion and education.
- Expected graduation: December 2019 or after.
- Must have own transportation.
- Must attend mandatory orientation and training.
- Working from home IS NOT an option.
- Former Office of Health Disparities interns ARE NOT eligible to apply.

To apply, send an email to Dulce Díez ( 
Subject: Internship 2019. 
Email should contain the following information:
1. Current academic institution and program
2. Expected graduation date
3. Attach a resume (two pages maximum)

Eligible candidates will be contacted for a personal interview.

Deadline to Apply: February 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm. MST.

Friday, February 15, 2019

People's Health Clinic Free Children's Dental Health Day

People's Health Clinic in Summit County

Our Third Annual Children's Dental Health Day

When: Saturday, March 30, 2019
            (8 am to 4 pm)
Where: People's Health Clinic
Who:Open to ALL uninsured children (17 yrs or younger) in Summit and Wasatch Counties. Join us for a FREE cleaning & dental exam.** You must make an appointment to be seen. Call 435.333.1850 to schedule.

** You must be a Summit/Wasatch County resident currently without health insurance to be seen at People's Health Clinic. Please bring a bill or drivers license with your current address.

UDOH Job Posting: Project Manager/Software Administrator

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

Project Manager/Software Administrator
$27.36 - $43.54

This is a full-time position with benefits.

Requisition #   18810

Closes:   03/03/2019 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

Opioid Conference in Brigham City

There will also be a Drug Take-Back Event later that day (4:30-6:00) at the same location with a free Naloxone training and health screenings provided. 

Attached is a flyer for the Conference and Drug Take-Back Event. 

Topics to be presented include:
  • The connection between opioids and suicide
  • Dr. Amber A. Mortenson, Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist at the VA Salt Lake City Healthcare
  • Science of Prevention
  • Rob Timmerman, Salt Lake County Regional Prevention Director
  • Pain management & alternative to opioids
  • Dr. Amber A. Mortenson, Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist at the VA Salt Lake City Healthcare
  • Different types of treatment and more about Medication Assisted Therapy/Treatment
  • Jared Bohman, LCSW, Deputy Directory of Bear River Health Department Substance Abuse Division
  • What IHC providers are doing to reduce the epidemic
  • Dr. Eric Barker, Physician at IHC Logan Regional Hospital
  • What first responders are seeing and what role they play
  • Detective Jevan Weeks, Box Elder County Strike-Force
  • Conducting community assessments
  • Jess Lucero, PhD, Utah State University Professor
  • Naloxone Training
  • Tim Keady, CHES, Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor at Utah State University HEART

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tobacco Use By Youth Is Rising: E-cigarettes are the main reason

Tobacco product use among US youth is increasing. Tobacco product use among US youth is increasing. More than 1 in 4 high school students and about 1 in 14 middle school students in 2018 had used a tobacco product in the past 30 days. This was a considerable increase from 2017, which was driven by an increase in e-cigarette use. E-cigarette use increased from 11.7% to 20.8% among high school students and from 3.3% to 4.9% among middle school students from 2017 to 2018. No change was found in the use of other tobacco products, including cigarettes, during this time.

Key points:

  • There were 1.5 million more current youth e-cigarette users in 2018 than 2017.
  • 4.9 million youth were current tobacco product users in 2018.
  • Use of any tobacco product grew by 38.3% among high school students (2017-2018).

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Engaging Community Health Workers Oral Health Conference

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019, 12:45pm - 4:30pm (MT)

Where: Roseman School of Dentistry, 10920 S. River Front Parkway, South Jordan, Utah 84095 - Classroom D3

Discussions on:

  • Overcoming barriers to oral health
  • Ways to integrate oral health into CHW practice
  • Dental Resources
  • Oral Health Education tips to share with your clients 


  • Check-in starts at 12:45pm - please arrive early to check-in.
  • Interactive Conference 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tour of Roseman School of Dentistry will be provided from 4:30-5:00pm

For questions, please contact Michelle Martin at

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The State of the Black Community Town Hall

The Sigma Omicron Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Presents: The State of the Black Community Town Hall

Come discuss important issues facing the Black community in Salt Lake City with a panel of local leaders:
-Mayor Jackie Biskupski
-Rep. Sandra Hollins
-Rep. Joel Briscoe
-Nate Salazar, SLC School District Board of Education

Date: Friday, February 8, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: The University of Utah A. Ray Olpin Student Union (200 S. Central Campus Drive, SLC, UT 84112) in the Pano East Room

Utah Women’s Leadership Speaker & Dialogue Series

Utah Women’s Leadership Speaker & Dialogue Series is hosting a free event titled, Raising Girls to Become Leaders: Competence, Confidence, & Courage. It will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 (6:30-8:30pm) at UVU (live streaming available too). Dr. Susan R. Madsen, Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Utah Valley University will first present some research data on the topic, and then moderate a panel of women who have raised daughters and worked with young women: 

  • Abby Cox (Wife of Lt. Governor Spencer Cox), 
  • Michelle Kaufusi (Mayor of Provo), 
  • Rebecca Chavez-Houck (Retired Utah State Representative)
  • Jeanette Bennett (Owner & Editor, Utah Valley Magazine). 

You can RSVP online here.

Office of Equity and Diversity Celebrates Black History Month

Underrepresented Professionals Journey
The  University of Utah Office of Equity and Diversity is hosting a panel session of underrepresented alumni professionals from various fields. The open discussion will be told from the panelists' perspective on how they chose their majors, researched and found resources available to them during their studies, and how they jump-started their careers. This panel discussion is an opportunity for University of Utah students gain information and advice on how to prepare for particular careers.

When: Tuesday, February 5th 2019
Where: University of Utah (Main Campus)
CRCC (C Roland Christensen Center) 105
1645 Campus Center Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

For more information on this event, please click go to: .  Here is a map of the campus.

New Foster Grandparents wanted

The Senior Corps Program which includes the Foster Grandparent Program is looking for 25-30 NEW Foster Grandparents. The video link below shares the story of how valuable the program is.

We have the capacity to bring on 30 new volunteers and the schools really need the support.

You can help the program by spreading the word on how valuable the Foster Grandparent Program is.

Helpful Information:

  • Volunteers earn a non-taxable stipend
  • Are all 55 years of age or older
  • Serve 20 hours a week
  • Eligibility restrictions apply 

The Foster Grandparent program is a Senior Corps project made possible by a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

For more information email me, or call or email Linda Daniels at X3262 or

Friday, February 1, 2019

HHS Updates Physical Activity Guidelines

Physical Activity Guidelines Cover
New guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services encourage adults to engage in 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each week with muscle-strengthening exercises at least two days during the week in order to stay healthy. The second edition of Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans highlights the long-term benefits of physical activity, including improved brain health, reduced risk of chronic conditions (including cancer, heart disease, and diabetes), reduced risk for fall-related injuries in older adults, and reduced risk of excessive weight gain.
Notably, the advisory committee that shaped these guidelines extended their evidence review to cognitive health issues — including subjective manifestations of brain activity including mood, attention, and memory. The review stated that there is strong evidence demonstrating that more physical activity reduces the risk of cognitive decline, improves certain aspects of overall cognitive functioning among the general population, and may even improve cognition among people living with dementia.

Visit OMH website for materials about health and Black History Month 2019

Black History Month 2019During Black History Month, OMH will join partners in honoring the rich heritage and diversity of African Americans and highlight health disparities affecting the African American community. Visit the Black History Month webpage for materials, upcoming events, and health resources.

Hearing Aid Assistance for All Ages

Hearing loss creates profound isolation for many who experience it. We all probably know someone who deals with a hearing challenge and might also know someone who may need to get hearing aids to participate more fully in life.

You have an incredible privilege of shaping futures—for families, your community, and its members.  The future for some of those with whom you interact with may be dimmed because of hearing loss.  The Starkey Hearing Foundation may be able to help you brighten many futures by providing hearing aids to those who struggle to acquire hearing aids without assistance.

There is an application processing fee of $125 per hearing aid requested.  When an application is approved, aids are given to the applicant at no additional cost.
Hear Now is the US program of the Starkey Hearing Foundation.  As such, Hear Now serves low-income individuals, of any age, who permanently reside in the US that have no other resources to acquire hearing aids.  Anyone having a benefit for hearing aids, in part or total, are encouraged to call to discuss their individual situation.
The hearing aids provided are Behind the Ear models and are new.  Custom hearing aids are not provided by Hear Now.

Hearing Aid Assistance Available
Know someone who needs hearing aids and can’t afford them---
Starkey Hearing Foundation-Hear Now program offers help to low-income individuals.
Call 800-328-8602 to discuss eligibility with a Hear Now representative
E-Mail:  to request an application for assistance

Hearing Aid Donations Welcomed
Repurpose those old, used, no longer used hearing aids, accessories, and batteries.
Package carefully, include your name and address, and
Mail to:
Hear Now Donation
6801 Washington Ave S Ste 200
Minneapolis, MN 55439