Monday, July 29, 2019

Free Dental Day in West Valley City

US Census Bureau notes population changes known as Micropilitan America

Population Change 

Micropolitan statistical areas—or “micros”—are core based statistical areas (CBSAs) that provide a
lens on small-town America. Micros are delineated for use in collecting and publishing comparable statistical data across federal agencies. These areas must contain a population concentration, or core, of at least 10,000 but less than 50,000 (while metropolitan statistical areas must contain a population core of at least 50,000), and consist of the county or counties containing the core plus any other counties with strong commuting ties to the core counties. Taken together, these requirements typically translate into a small town and its surroundings.

The overall growth rates of micros varied across states between 2000 and 2017. Some states experienced population growth at the state level, but loss in their micro populations (e.g., Iowa, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Virginia). In other states, there was growth in micro populations, but below overall state growth (e.g., Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, and Texas). There were seven states with a micro population growth rate higher than that of the state overall: Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Utah had the highest micro population growth rate at 43.6 percent.

Read the entire infographic.

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.

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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.

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