Wednesday, October 30, 2019

UDOH Bureau of Managed Care Job Openings

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

Health Program Representative – 4 positions available

$17.68 - $31.25

These are full-time, career service positions with benefits.

Requisition #   21493

Closes:   Will remain open for an extended period of time.

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

Friday, October 25, 2019

Utah Take Back Day

Saturday, October 26th, from 10am-2pm is Utah Take Back Day. 
Utah Take Back is a bi-annual event to assist you in properly disposing of unused/unwanted prescriptions.

Go to to find a take back location near you.


Careers at the Rape Recovery Center

The Rape Recovery Center has three positions open.

Executive Director, closes November 1st
Therapist, open until filled (priority deadline November 11th)
Prevention Specialist, open until filled
To apply for any of these positions, applicants should send a cover letter and resume to with position name as the subject title (e.g. "Executive Director")

Save The Date: Utah Health Policy Project's Annual Conference Dec 11

 UHPP's annual conference: Health Care Solutions for Utahns

Wednesday December 11th, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley City

We are excited to announce our lunchtime keynote speaker, Elaine Ryan, AARP's vice president of State Advocacy and Strategy Integration. Elaine will be sharing her expertise with us on national and state prescription drug affordability initiatives. You don't want to miss this!

Other topics will include:

·    Medicaid expansion update
·    Addressing rising health care costs
·    Panel with Take Care Utah (UHPP's enrollment initiative) about Medicaid expansion, Targeted

Adult Medicaid, and CHIP enrollment

·    Discussion on this the Office of Health Disparities' new report, which details health disparities by legislative district 

Admission is $40, and scholarships are available if needed (especially for students) - just message us for the coupon code. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Friday, October 18, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau: Recognizing Manufacturing's Impact on the U.S. Economy

America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers

Recognizing Manufacturing's Impact on the U.S. Economy

It’s no secret the manufacturing sector has a major impact on the U.S. economy. But just how big of an impact will be recognized on Manufacturing Day this week.
Manufacturing Day is held annually on the first Friday in October to showcase the contributions of this key economic sector but events are happening all week across the country.

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To highlight modern manufacturing careers, companies and educational institutions are encouraged to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders.
The U.S. Census Bureau will join other agencies by posting important manufacturing content on the Manufacturing Day webpage beginning today and continuing throughout the week. Continue Reading...

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Application Now Open - NHSC 2020 Students to Service Loan Repayment Program

Up to $120K in Loan Repayment for Graduating Medical and Dental Students

Application Cycle is Now Open
! The 2020 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) is now open and will close on Thursday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Read the 2020 Application and Program Guidance (PDF-1.2 MB) carefully before you start your application.    
About the Program: Provides up to $120,000 (tax free) to medical (MD and DO) or dental (DDS or DMD) students in their final year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary health care full-time for at least 3 years or part-time for 6 years at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need.
  • Students applying to the program must be U.S. citizens or nationals and enrolled or accepted in an eligible medical or dental degree program at a U.S. accredited school.
  • Installments are paid to students annually in a lump sum which, when applied to qualified health professional student loans, can significantly lower the overall debt by reducing accrued loan interest amounts.
  • NHSC S2S LRP award recipients are eligible to continue service through the NHSC Loan Repayment Program, and could potentially pay off all of their educational debt with continued service at an approved NHSC site.
Interested applicants are encouraged to participate in one of these application events:

Application Webinar
October 9
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET
Access Link
Dial in number: 800-857-1286
Passcode: 5851178

Q & A Sessions
October 16 & 28
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET
Access Link
Additional Resources

Regional Maternal and Child Health Stakeholders Meetings across Utah

You are cordially invited to attend any of the Regional Maternal and Child Health Stakeholders Meetings across Utah.
The purpose of the meetings is to gather your input on strategic priorities for maternal and child health and to guide work related to the MCH (Title V) and home visiting (MIECHV) grants, which are administered through the Utah Department of Health.  You play an important role in assuring the health and well-being of women, children, adolescents and families in our state.  This activity is an important step in a statewide needs assessment that is currently underway.  We hope you can join us!
Please RSVP to the link below for the area that you are able to attend– Dial in options are available at all locations

Friday, Oct 18th 10:00-1:30 - Weber Morgan Health Department, Second Floor Auditorium
455 23rd St
Ogden, UT 84401
Remote Option:  Join Skype Meeting- Trouble Joining? Try Skype Web App
Join by phone: (801)587-1478  Conference ID: 6925127

RSVP here:

Thursday, Oct 24th 10:00-1:30 - Southwest Utah Public Health Department Conference Room
260 East DL Sergeant Drive
Cedar City, UT 84721
Remote Option:  Join Skype Meeting  - Trouble Joining? Try Skype Web App
Join by phone: (801)587-1478  Conference ID: 8888716


Thursday, Nov 7th 10:00-1:30 – Southeast Utah Health Department, WIC Classroom
575 Kane Creek Blvd
Moab, UT
Remote Option:  Join Skype Meeting     - Trouble Joining? Try Skype Web App
Join by phone: (801)587-1478  Conference ID: 9615716

Friday, Dec 6th 10:00-1:30 – Salt Lake County Health Department, Administrative Office
2001 S. State St, South Bldg, 2nd Floor, Suite S2-600
Salt Lake City, UT
Remote Option:  Join Skype Meeting  - Trouble Joining? Try Skype Web App
Join by phone: (801)587-1478  Conference ID: 4628783

Friday, Nov 15th 9:00-11:30am – Virtual Meeting University of Utah, DFPM Conf Room 220
Join Skype Meeting  - Trouble Joining? Try Skype Web App
Join by phone: (801)587-1478  Conference ID: 7162827

RSVP Here:                                                                                                             

For more information, please contact

Job Opportunity: U of U Health Plans Community Outreach Coordinator

Health Plans Community Outreach Coordinator in Murray Utah

The Health Plans Community Outreach Coordinator serves as a community based member advocate and resource. The position implements strategies for the promotion and expansion of health plans services and products for specific target groups, including community services and businesses.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

New Toolkit for Rural Suicide Prevention

The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) recently announced a new toolkit that compiles resources and model programs to aid organizations in implementing suicide prevention programs in rural communities.  According to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide rates are higher in rural areas of the country.  Earlier this year, the CDC released a map of suicide mortality, showing a concentration in states that are mostly rural.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Job opening at the Utah Department of Health

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

Trainer III – PRISM Training Specialist
$21.17 - $33.57

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

Requisition #   21195

Closes:   10/21/2019 at 11:59 pm MST

In order to be considered for an interview for this position, 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 Crisis and Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations Webinar

Closing the Treatment Gap in Communities of Color: The Role of Providers in Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Patients

Thursday, October 17, 201912:00-1:30 pm ET

This webinar will be offered for Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credits in health education.
One (1) CECH has been approved for advanced-level credit.
Register Here

This webinar will highlight the use of FDA-approved medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, collectively known as medication-assisted treatment (MAT), for the treatment of opioid use disorder among people of color. Speakers will discuss the utilization of MAT among providers, treatment challenges, and strategies for providing MAT in health care settings that treat racial and ethnic minority populations.
  • Provide an overview of the epidemiology of the opioid epidemic, including differences by race/ethnicity
  • Explain opioid use disorder treatment options and benefits, including differences by race/ethnicity, and naloxone utilization for opioid overdose prevention
  • Address concerns about and challenges in providing MAT
  • Describe strategies for providing MAT in health care settings that treat racial and ethnic minority populations, including an integrated care model, the use of telehealth, and addressing the social determinants of health through community partnerships
  • Identify and share resources for providers and other stakeholders to facilitate the implementation of culturally and linguistically appropriate treatment strategies
  • Chinazo O. Cunningham, M.D., M.S., Associate Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Director of Research Resources, Department of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Tiffany Lu, M.D., Medical Director, Montefiore Buprenorphine Treatment Network, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Edwin C. Chapman, M.D., DABIM, FASAM, Chief Medical Officer, Medical Home Development Group
  • Wanda Brown, Peer Recovery Coach, Medical Home Development Group
Juliet Bui, MPA, MSW, Public Health Analyst, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Presented by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health

AHEC Primary Care Summit- CHWs FREE

Annual Primary Care Summit
October 18, 2019 8:30-4:00
Cultural Celebration Center
West Valley, Utah

Please join Utah AHEC for the 4th Annual Primary Care Summit where primary care stakeholders from across the state of Utah will share perspectives on primary care workforce concerns, celebrate accomplishments from the past year, and continue the discussion on a comprehensive statewide strategic plan to address the glaring shortages in Utah’s primary care workforce. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Register here and please feel free to share this invitation with those who would be interested! We are also excited to offer free registration to community health workers. Hope to see you all there!

Also, if you would like to nominate a preceptor for our Preceptor of the Year Award that will be given at our Primary Care Summit, please click here.

Monday, October 7, 2019

National Health Literacy Month

Health Literacy Month 2019October is National Health Literacy Month. Health literacy focuses on ensuring health information easy to understand and making the health care system easier to navigate. Poor communication is one barrier to health literacy, and it can prevent people from accessing and understanding vital health information. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has guidance and tools to help make health information accurate, accessible and actionable.
Visit to learn more about the importance of health literacy and the many resources available for communities.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Request for Grant Application (RGA) Tobacco Prevention and Control Disparity Network

The Utah Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP) wishes to continue to reduce tobacco-related disparities by seeking applications to fund four Tobacco Prevention and Control Disparity Networks for five years.

Four (4) grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. Organizations that represent communities that are targeted by the tobacco industry and/or have high tobacco use rates and/or are at high risk of tobacco use are eligible to apply for this grant.

Grants will be awarded to organizations that represent the following communities: 

  • Racial and ethnic populations
  • Low Income and/or Low Education
  • Mental Health and/ or Substance use populations
  • Homeless
  • Refugee
  • Rural
  • Mentally or Physically Disabled
  • Incarcerated

Priority will be given to grass-root community-based organizations that can demonstrate the capacity to mobilize, organize, and reach communities statewide.

Conference call:
Questions about the grant? Join either conference call Oct 8th or 10th. RSVP details in the grant.

Contract Period: Five years- July 1, 2020- June 30, 2025
Total Grant Award Amount: $55,000 per year for a total of $275,000
Grant Due Date: November 1, 2019 before 11:59pm

Where to apply:
Tobacco-Free Utah website, posted under downloads
Title of grant: Request for Grant Application (RGA) Tobacco Prevention and Control Disparity Network

Student Leaders in Public Health: Student Field Placement Funding and Leadership Opportunity

The goal of the Student Leaders in Public Health program is to enhance the public health workforce in the Rocky Mountain region, specifically in underserved communities and populations, by supporting students conducting applied health projects and providing opportunities for mentoring and professional development.

During the 2019-20 academic year (summer, fall, spring semesters), the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center will award 27 students in higher education $3,500 in financial support to assist with public health field placements and faculty-student collaborative projects. This program is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. 

Qualifications and Project Requirements
Student must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen U.S. national or foreign national possessing a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S.
Student must be enrolled in a higher education program in Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota or South Dakota (Rocky Mountain Region). Preference will be given to students in a public health related program.
Student must complete the project within the Rocky Mountain Region.
Priority will be given to projects addressing public health issues in rural, medically underserved and/or disadvantaged communities.
Projects must involve at least 200 hours of effort and be substantially completed by June 30, 2020.
Upon completion of the project, the student will be required to complete three deliverables, a paper and an abstract describing the project and its impact along with a final evaluation (online). There will also be an optional presentation.

*Students that were funded for the SLPH in a previous year are discouraged from applying.

To Apply: Complete the online application online at

Timeline: There are multiple application review cycles. The first application cycle ended in June (15 students funded for summer and fall projects). The next deadline is November 15, 2019 (we hope to select 12 fall and spring projects). If all 27 positions are not filled in the first two review periods, a third will take place in February 2020.

Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit