Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Mortgages & Home Buying for Women: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

40+ African American Men ages 45-75 Needed for Focus Groups in Utah

Lecture for women to advance leadership skills and traits

Better Days 2020 and Salt Lake Community College will be celebrating Utah women making history today by hosting Better Days CEO, Neylan McBaine and Educational Director, Naomi Watkins. They will share information on how women can advance and apply leadership traits and become more engaged participants in educational, political, and corporate spaces. For more information on this lecture, please click here

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Where: Salt Lake Community College
Oak Room, 2nd Floor of Student Center
4600 South Redwood Road
Taylorsville, UT 84123
Time: 8:30am-10:00am

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

2019 County Health Rankings

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin released the latest County Health Rankings, which helps counties understand what influences how healthy residents are and how long they will live. The Rankings are unique in their ability to measure the current overall health of each county in all 50 states. They also look at a variety of measures that affect the future health of communities, such as high school graduation rates, access to healthy foods, rates of smoking, obesity, and teen births. Take Action to Improve Health is a hub of information to help any community member or leader who wants to improve their community’s health and equity.

Find out more about how Utahns are doing in this state-level report.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Registration is now open for Utah Aging Alliance Annual Conference

2019 Utah Aging Alliance Conference
April 18, 2019
"Exposing the Underlying Challenges of Aging"

Discussing circumstances often left unspoken
Returning 2018 Attendee: $70 - New Attendee: $80
Student: $30

Register at

Registration/ Breakfast is from 8:00-8:30am with our Keynote speaker Julianne Holt-Lunstad, PhD, beginning at 8:30am.

We will have 5 breakouts with a fantastic panel to close the day by 4:30pm.

Early bird registration through 3/15/2019.

CEUs for Nursing and Social Work pending!

Stay tuned for more updates!

Venue: Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
West Valley City, Utah

March 7 Webinar: Early Detection of Dementia

Public Health Events

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s: the Case for Public Health Action
The earlier that Alzheimer’s and other dementias are diagnosed, the sooner people and their families can receive information, care, and support. Unfortunately, current evidence indicates only about half of people with dementia have been diagnosed by a physician. Join the Alzheimer’s Association on Thursday, March 7th from 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET for a national webinar to learn why public health needs to take action on this important topic and what the sector can do. Please register in advance
  • Lynn Meinor, Alzheimer’s State Plan Specialist for the Utah Department of Health, will discuss Utah’s multi-component approach to increasing early detection and diagnosis of dementia among healthcare providers as well as enhancing the public’s understanding of early diagnosis. 
  • Lauren Seemeyer, MPH, Senior Associate Director of Healthcare Professional Services for the Alzheimer’s Association, will discuss the Association’s recommendations to increase early detection and diagnosis as well as available resources that public health agencies can utilize to encourage health professionals to address cognitive health.
  • Molly French, MS, Director of Public Health for the Alzheimer’s Association, will summarize the scope of the problem, highlight other state efforts, and discuss how the Healthy Brain Initiative’s State and Local Public Health Partnerships: The 2018-2023 Road Map can help increase early detection. 
Please be sure to register in advance and share this invitation with any interested colleagues.  

State of Utah Lawn Mower Exchange Program is back!

Lawn Mower Exchange

Did you know running a gas powered lawn mower for 1 hour emits as much pollution as driving a car 196 miles?
This year’s Lawn Mower Exchange Program has 1,259 electric lawn mowers and 972 electric lawn trimmers available to residents who live in summer ozone nonattainment areas (Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah and Weber counties). The Exchange will take place in three separate locations along the Wasatch Front. Participants will be able to exchange a gas-powered lawn mower and/or trimmer for a discounted electric lawn mower ($99) or electric trimmer ($49) or one of each. Fee waivers are available for qualified low-income households. All participants must meet the eligibility criteria listed below.

  • Must be 18 years old or older to qualify
  • Only one electric lawn mower and/or electric trimmer per household may be purchased through this event
  • All participants must exchange an operable gas-powered lawn mower or gas-powered trimmer for the electric equivalent
  • Only dry (oil and gas removed) lawn mowers and/or trimmers will be accepted as waste at this event. No other waste will be allowed
  • Only one gas-powered lawn mower and/or gas-powered trimmer per household can be exchanged for a discounted electric lawn mower and/or electric trimmer
  • Must be present at the event in order to receive the purchased electric lawn mower or electric trimmer at the discounted price
  • Participants must present a current government-issued picture identification at the event
  • All participants must be selected to participate through the online random-selection process Utahns who live in areas that regularly experience poor air quality as determined by the Environmental Protection Agency, are eligible for the program. Qualifying counties in Utah are as follows:
    • Davis County
    • Salt Lake County
    • Tooele County
    • Utah County
    • Weber County
To find out more and to register, go to

Refugee Free Eye Clinic Day

11th Annual Northern Utah Hispanic Health Fair 2019

The Northern Utah Hispanic Health Coalition (NUHHC) is a partnership of community agencies working to improve culturally competent communication and coordination of services for Hispanics in Northern Utah. One of the goals of the NUHHC is to assess and identify Hispanic health needs within our community and increase healthy lifestyles through increased use of community health resources, physical activity, and proper nutrition.

The NUHHC is pleased to host the 11th annual Hispanic Health Fair in Logan, Utah. The purpose of this health fair is to introduce the Hispanic community to the many services and resources available in our valley in a language-appropriate and cultural way.

This year the fair will be held on

Saturday, April 20, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Logan Community Recreational Center
195 S 100 W, Logan, UT 84321

Activities will include:

·       Free health screenings
·       Information booths
·       Physical activities for the whole family
·       Children’s activities
·       Music
·       Food vendors
·       Prize drawings and more

Organizations are invited to participate in this community event by providing an information booth and/or free screenings at the fair to promote your services. We would like to have screenings, information and resources available in both Spanish and English.  For more information email or visit the website at

Free Workshop for Employers in Southeastern Utah: Learn to hire and retain individuals with disabilities

The Utah State Office of Rehabilitation will be holding two Workshops on Hiring and Retaining Individuals with Disabilities on
April 16th in St. George 
April 17th in Cedar City 
from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

These workshops are designed to provide information on hiring and retaining individuals with disabilities.  Current issues surrounding disability and employment will be discussed. Lunch will be provided with an opportunity to speak with other business representatives and professionals in the disability field. There is no fee to participate. 

If you have questions about any of these events contact Thomas Smith, Business Relations Specialist at (801) 887-0282/, Leah Lobato, Director, Governor’s Committee on Employment of Disabilities & Business Relations at (801) 887-9538/, or Suzy Sanchez, Administrative Assistant for Business Relations and Choose to Work at 801-887-9522/

Register: St. George Employer Workshop April 16th, 2019

Register: Cedar City Employer Workshop April 17th, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Salt Lake County's Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) Tier II Funding Program is Open

The Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) Program provides funding for diverse organizations in Tier II, including the local arts and cultural councils in Salt Lake County. These organizations are instrumental in providing affordable access to arts and cultural opportunities in the community. Their budgets range from $5,000 to over $4.5 million, from all volunteer to professionally managed, and from all areas of the County.  They allow people to participate as both a performer and audience member in equal measure. The application process is now open!

Due date: March 29th 2019 at 3:00pm
Eligibility:  Must be a 501(c)3 organization or municipal arts/cultural council; Must be an arts, botanical, or cultural organization.
For more information on how to apply, please click here.

Save the Date! Pacific Islander Violence Prevention Conference

UDOH Job Postings

The Department of Health has an opening for

OFFICE OF VITAL RECORDS AND STATISTICS DIRECTOR, posting # 19014.  The posting will close at 11:59 PM on March 142019 MST


Registered Nurse
$25.40 - $38.14

This is a full-time, career service position with benefits.
Requisition #  18895
Closes:   03/10/2019 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.