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 https://www.nwsaltlake.org/paintyourheartout.html

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 GoldenSpokeUtah.org 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 www.slco.org/hcd .

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: http://choosehealth.utah.gov/healthcare/continuing-education.php

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: www.upha.org/CHW2019/
*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. 

State Primary Care Grant Program Application for FY 2020

The Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, Utah Department of Health, invites qualified agencies to submit an application for the State Primary Care Grant Program funding. The State Primary Care Grant Program supports access to health care by assisting public entities and community-based organizations with the cost of providing primary health care services to medically underserved populations. The grant period will cover July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.

As always, awarding funds through this program is contingent on the amount of funds appropriated for this purpose by the state legislature. Please be mindful of any changes to the guidance, application and associated attachments from previous years.

The grant application is open to all primary medical care, dental care, and mental health care sites. Non- profit organizations will need to understand and agree to the checklist for non-profit entity grant contracts.

The application, guidance, and all associated documents can be found on The Office of Primary Care and Rural Health’s website: https://ruralhealth.health.utah.gov/health-systems-support/state-primary-care-grants-program-spcgp/ 

Only one application is allowed per site. Quality and attention to detail are important to the success of your application. Please be aware that the State Primary Care Grant Program is a competitive program and an Application to the Program does not guarantee an award or future funding.

Applicants should be aware that it is the policy of the Utah Department of Health that agencies awarded under the State Primary Care Grants Program:

  • Must ensure that continuity of service is maintained for the full duration of the grant period
  • Must use SPCGP funding to provide primary care, dental care, and/or mental health care services for the full duration of the grant period; and
  • Must assure that SPCGP funding is used to provide these health care services to legal residents of the State of Utah (as defined in the application).
A complete, original, electronic application must be submitted to UDOH Office of Primary Care by Monday, May 13, 2019, 5:00 p.m. M.S.T.

Applications must be submitted by email to opcrh@utah.gov. (Hand delivered, faxed and mailed copies will NOT be accepted.)

Friday, April 12, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

Salt Lake City Opioid Town Hall Invitation - April 30 @ 4pm

Have you, your family, business or community been affected by the Opioid Epidemic? 

Have you wanted to understand more about what you can do and have your voice heard? 

We would like to invite you to attend an Opioid Town Hall on April 30. 

What: This is an opportunity to share your ideas and concerns as to how the opioid epidemic is affecting your community. This meeting will focus on the needs of Salt Lake City and its unique challenges in relation to the opioid crisis.

(For those that are unable to attend the Salt Lake City Opioid Town Hall, we will be hosting similar events in other areas around the county and state in upcoming months, so please stay tuned.) 

When: Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 4-6pm (light refreshments served)

Where: Salt Lake City Library, Marmalade Branch 280 West 500 North, Salt Lake City in the Multi-Purpose Room

Who should attend: Business owners, law enforcement, EMS, community council members, neighborhood groups, faith leaders, community-based organizations, and other community leaders and decision makers

Pre-Survey: In order to better guide the Opioid Town Hall discussion and focus in on the issues you are facing, we would like you to complete this very short, completely anonymous survey. It will only take an estimated 2-5 minutes to complete. 

Please also forward this invitation to other Salt Lake City leaders and/or residents you think may be interested in attending or providing feedback.

For more information contact:

Amelia Prebish, Disease Intervention Specialist 
Naloxone Coordinator
Division of Disease Control & Prevention
Utah Department of Health


Ashley Brandis, SUD Health Educator
Community Health
Salt Lake County Health Department

Hosted by: Utah Department of Health, Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Utah State University Extension, Department of Justice: DEA 360, Utah Coalition for Opioid Overdose Prevention.

FY 2019 Funding Opportunity Announcement

Office of Minority Health
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-19-002
Opportunity Title: Youth Engagement in Sports: Collaboration to Improve Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition (YES Initiative) 
Award Ceiling: $400,000
Award Floor: $325,000
Application Due Date: May 31, 2019

OMH and the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) jointly announce the YES Initiative in collaboration with the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and in consultation with the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) and the Office of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition (PCSFN).

The YES Initiative seeks to identify characteristics of effective collaborations that improve physical activity and nutrition via increased sports participation. YES Initiative applicants should propose to address unhealthy physical activity and nutrition behaviors among racial/ethnic minority and socio-economically disadvantaged youth (including, specifically girls), and provide opportunities to learn skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices. Applicants should have capacity to develop and implement sports fitness programs based on successful evidenced-based strategies for youth engagement.

The YES Initiative seeks to support projects that address the HHS priority to expand youth participation in sports and encourage regular physical activity, especially for youth populations with lower rates of sports participation and communities with limited access to athletic facilities or recreational areas.

Learn more about this FOA and how to apply.

Pacific Health and Education Gathering

If you would like to attend please email: info@ntasutah.org 

Friday, April 5, 2019


OMH Announces Active & Healthy Challenge for National Minority Health Month

NMHM 2019As part of its observance of National Minority Health Month in April, the Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today launched the Active & Healthy Challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to encourage individuals, especially racial and ethnic minorities, to work physical activity into their daily and weekly schedules. The challenge is co-sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Health’s Bureau of Minority Health Access.
The Active & Healthy Challenge is designed to support the newly released Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAGs) and the Move Your Way campaign from the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Teams will compete in the month-long challenge by logging their physical activity (e.g. brisk walking, running, biking, dancing or swimming) and converting the activities into steps. The challenge is also open to individuals. 
The new PAGs recommend that everyone move more and sit less throughout the day. Adults need at least 150-300 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each week with muscle-strengthening activities two or more days a week. Children and adolescents ages six to 17 should do 60 minutes or more of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each day and muscle-strengthening at least three days a week. Preschool-aged children, ages three through five, should be physically active throughout the day to enhance growth and development.
The challenge will begin April 1, 2019 and end at midnight ET on April 30, 2019.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Job Opportunity: Mobile Health Program Registered Dietitian in Salt Lake City

Open Date 03/20/2019
Requisition Number PRN19984B
Job Title PS Clinical Dietitian
Working Title Mobile Health Program Registered Dietitian
Job Grade UGR
FLSA Code Professional
Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Variable
Work Schedule Summary 

  • M-F/S, days, some evenings and weekends, must be flexible
  • VP Area U of U Health - Academics
  • Department 01620 - Chief Wellness Office
  • Location: Other
  • City: Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $49,920 to $58,240
Close Date: Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The University of Utah oversees a Mobile Health Prevention & Education Clinic whose mission is to reduce diabetes and other chronic illnesses in Utah communities through screenings, health coaching, nutrition education, and connections to health and social services.

The Office of Wellness and Integrative Health seeks a Clinical Dietitian to assist in the development and implementation of innovative nutrition-based wellness and health promotion programs, clinical nutrition services, to supervise staff and volunteers, and to provide preventive screening, education, and outreach to vulnerable populations. This position splits time working on a mobile vehicle that travels to various communities primarily in the Salt Lake Valley and in an office at the University of Utah.

Find out more and Apply here.

Free facilitator training for Becoming a Mom/Comenzando Bien curriculum

Monday, April 1, 2019

Northern Utah Hispanic Health Fair April 13

Upcoming Juvenile Record Expungement Clinic in Provo

National Public Health Week- April 1 - 5

“Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health.”

Check out and use our new NPHW fact sheets, which correspond with each of this year’s daily themes: Healthy Communities, Violence Prevention, Rural Health, Technology and Public Health, Climate Change and Global Health. The fact sheets offer info and statistics to help promote #NPHW on social media and foster conversations about creating the healthiest nation.

Attend a NPHW event in your community — the official NPHW website has a list of events happening around the country. (Many state and local health departments, as well as schools of public health and state public health associations, host NPHW events.)

APHA is hosting its own NPHW events that we hope you’ll join, too.

On Monday, April 1, APHA kicks off NPHW with a forum on “Building Healthy Communities from the Grassroots,” featuring Joia Crear-Perry, MD, founder of the National Birth Equity Collaborative, and other speakers. RSVP to attend or register to watch the webcast.

On Tuesday, April 2, APHA will host a webinar with the Aetna Foundation and U.S. News & World Report on the recently released Healthiest Communities ranking. RSVP now. If you’re in Washington, D.C., don’t forget to check out our Trivia Night at 6 p.m. at Board Room!

On Wednesday, April 3, 2-3 p.m. ET, @NPHW will host its annual #NPHWchat, where we’ll be talking all things public health. RSVP today for the biggest conversation in public health!

On Thursday, April 4, NPHW Student Day celebrates our future public health leaders with a special event and webcast on transitioning into the professional public health world.

On Friday, April 5, APHA’s Center for Climate, Health and Equity will join with young people to focus on how they’re taking action on climate change. Check out our Climate Change fact sheet for ways you can take action.

On Saturday & Sunday of NPHW, APHA will join fellow health organizations in celebrating World Health Day, April 7, and its theme of “Universal Health: Everyone, Everywhere.” For more info, check out PAHO’s resources.