Thursday, January 30, 2020

New year, new Nutrition Facts label

Side-By-Side Nutrition Facts Label Comparison

The Nutrition Facts label just got its first big makeover in 20 years. See why the updates will be a game-changer for parents and families.

Take a closer look at the changes >
Advances Newsletter

Appreciation to Reverend France A. Davis

Please join Mayor Jenny Wilson and Salt Lake County Council members as they pay honor and appreciation to Reverend France A. Davis for his work, support and commitment to the Utah Community.  Mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 4th at 4:00 p.m. in Council Chambers.  A letter of recognition and proclamation will be shared as Reverend Davis leads the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

6th Annual Get Healthy Utah Stakeholder Retreat


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Diabetes 101:Resources for Community Health Workers

Free CHW Webinar Series  

Diabetes 101:Resources for Community Health Workers
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Community Health Workers (CHWs) are trusted, knowledgeable frontline public health workers who typically come from the communities they serve. The Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes of the American Diabetes Association® highlights the importance of CHWs in diabetes prevention and management, especially among underserved communities.  This webinar will provide valuable information and resources for CHWs working in the clinical and community setting.

Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 1:00pm ET.

Presenter: Gretchen Youssef, MS, RD, CDE, MedStar Health

Target Audience: Community Health Workers

Continuing Education: Certificate of Completion will be available

Learning Objectives:
  • Differentiate between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and prediabetes.
  • Discuss the importance of controlling blood glucose through healthy lifestyle activities including physical activity and meal planning.
  • Explain the roles that CHWs can play in diabetes management and type 2 diabetes prevention

Learn more about health disparities and community health workers with ADA’s webinar series!

Visit to register for these informative webinars.

Monday, January 27, 2020

UDOH Job Opportunity

The Department of Health has an opening for a Office of Primary Care and Rural Health Director, posting # 22555.  The posting will close at 11:59 PM MST on February 22020
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.

2020 Multicultural Youth Leadership Day

2020 Multicultural Youth Leadership Day

MYLD20-Save the DateDear Parents, Educators, and Community Members:

Mark your calendars for Monday, March 9, 2020! The Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) invites you and your 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students to the annual Multicultural Youth Leadership Day at the University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law. Previously, this event has been held at the Utah State Capitol, but in order to accommodate more students and provide a more academically-driven environment, we have made this change. 

This free half-day event engages youth in community advocacy and leadership and helps them gain an understanding of the importance of being involved. This is also an opportunity for students to explore service-learning through speakers and breakout sessions that affirm there are many ways to be civically engaged.

If you are interested in sponsoring or supporting this event, feel free to send an email to or

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Medically Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Training

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Get Free MAT Training and Receive NHSC Award Preference

By completing free medication-assisted treatment (MAT) training and obtaining your Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) Waiver, you're eligible to receive National Health Service Corps (NHSC) award preference. 
The NHSC’s partnership with SAMHSA’s Provider Clinical Support System connects you to training for the DATA Waiver, which helps improve access to opioid use disorder (OUD) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment. 
Applications open early this year! Sign up to be notified when the NHSC SUD Workforce LRP and NHSC Rural Community LRP open in early 2020.

How to Obtain a MAT Waiver

If you are a physician (MD or DO), nurse practitioner (NP), certified nurse-midwife (CNM), or physician assistant (PA) and have an active Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number to dispense controlled substances, you are eligible for free, discipline-specific MAT Waiver Training.
The MD/DO training is 8 hours. The NP, CNM, and PA training courses are 24 hours. Both in-person and online courses are available.

Register Now

You can also access free mentoring services. This helps you employ evidence-based practices when prescribing opioids and effectively use medications in treating OUD. The mentoring program is available by telephone, email, or in person, in some cases.

Why should you complete MAT training and obtain a DATA 2000 Waiver?

  • Be a part of the solution to our nation’s opioid epidemic.
  • Help increase access to comprehensive SUD treatment in rural and underserved areas.
  • Receive award preference for these two NHSC loan repayment programs if you meet eligibility and qualifying loan requirements. 
  • You may be able to pay off all your loans as qualified disciplines can be eligible for the NHSC Loan Repayment Program Continuation Contract MAT Award Enhancement and receive additional awards in one-year increments.
For additional information, visit NHSC's MAT Training webpage

Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation 2020 Grants Now OPEN!

Time to hit the trail?
We have grants for that!

The Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation’s grant applications for outdoor recreation infrastructure and youth programming are now LIVE!

Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant
This grant offers matching funds for new outdoor recreation infrastructure with amounts of up to $150,000 as well as the new Regional Asset tier, which offers a grant amount of $500,000 for regionally significant projects. To apply and get more info about this grant click HERE or click here to preview the application questions!
The Recreation Restoration Infrastructure (RRI) Grant
This grant offers matching funds of up to $150,000 that can be used for the rehabilitation or restoration of summer-use recreation amenities on public lands in areas that receive high visitation. To apply and get more info about this grant click HERE or click here to preview the application questions!
The Utah Children’s Outdoor Recreation and Education (UCORE) Grant
This grant funds programming that will provide Utah’s children, ages 6-18, with outdoor recreational opportunities that are nature-focused and provide hands-on learning opportunities. Grant amount awards of up to $10,000 per program. To apply and get more info about this grant HERE or click here to preview the application questions!

 Keep in Mind:
  • The UCORE application deadline is February 20, 2020.
  • The application deadline for UORG and RRI grant is March 20, 2020
HHS/HRSA, Bureau of Health Workforce:
Grant. Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry. Supports postdoctoral dental residency training programs at dental schools, public or private non-profit hospitals and Tribal, community-based or faith-based organizations.

Deadline is February 12. Learn more.
Technical assistance call, January 22, 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time. Learn more.

Utah Health Services Research Conference

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Mental Health Resources for Providers serving Hispanics/Latinos

The National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center is dedicated to enhancing skills and knowledge of mental health providers that serve Hispanic and Latino populations. The center developed three factsheets, in English and Spanish language, from our 2019 webinars’ series, which providers can use to understand better some of the main issues and concerns that this group is facing:

·    Improving Depression Literacy and Reducing Stigma in the Hispanic and Latino Community
·    Cultural Humility: Where Being Human Matters in Serving Other

In addition, the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI): Overview and Recent Development factsheet is a systematic cultural assessment resource that clinicians can use to improve their diagnostic accuracy and client engagement in treatment planning.

Apply for the SelectHealth Awards

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Scholarship Application Deadline is Fast Approaching

WGU LogoThe College of Business at Western Governors University is proud to announce that it has formed a new relationship with the Utah Black Chamber of Commerce (formerly unknown as the Utah African American Chamber of Commerce or UAACC) to promote success through business, for members of the Utah African American community. 

The College of Business is proud to be one of the major sponsors of the Chambers Evening in Harlem funding raising event on February 7th, 2020 in Salt Lake City. Along with sponsoring the event, the College of Business will also be awarding several scholarships to attend WGU to deserving members of the African American community here in Utah with the recipients to announced at the event.

Scholarship Details:

The Utah Black Chamber Scholarship
Valued at up to $5,000
Apply by January 20, 2020

Apply here:

2020 Homeless Point in Time Count

2020 Homeless Point in Time Count

What is the Point in Time Count?
The Point in Time Count is an annual count of homeless persons that takes place during January of each year.

2020 Point in Time – January 22, 2020

Why we count:
  • Find homeless persons living on the streets and gather information in order to connect them with available services.
  • Help policymakers and program administrators set benchmarks to measure progress toward the goal of ending homelessness.
  • Help plan services and programs to appropriately address local needs, identify strengths and gaps in a community’s current homelessness assistance system.
  • Inform public opinion, increase public awareness, and attract resources.
  • Create the most reliable estimate of people experiencing homelessness throughout Utah.
Information regarding the Statewide count can be found here.

American Indian Alaska Native Public Health Data Summit

Questions? email

Monday, January 13, 2020

Census Bureau is Hiring!

January 2020
Media Advisory

For more information, contact:
Coralys M. Ruiz Jiménez, U.S. Census Bureau Media Representative for Utah
(801) 647-0590


Part-time applicants will be able to maintain SNAP while working for the Census in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — On January 1, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin the selection process for various census positions in preparation for the 2020 Census. In December, pay rates increased, and all part-time applicants will be able to maintain their federal benefits and assistance of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) while working for the census in Utah. Positions offer competitive pay, flexible hours, paid training, and weekly paychecks.

After the selection process occurs in January, paid training will occur in March and April. Actual enumeration of non-responding households throughout the nation begins in May through early July. Please visit to apply for available Census jobs. Pay rates vary depending on where the job is located, with rates ranging in Utah from $16 to $20 per hour. To determine the estimated pay rate in an area, visit
The census is the largest peacetime deployment of civil servants across the country. The census officially begins on April 1, 2020, and for the first time ever, it will have an online option, as well as a phone option, which will make filling out the form easy, safe and secure. For more information on the 2020 Census, please visit


SAMHSA Funding Opportunity

Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships For Success

Application Due Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
SAMHSA is accepting applications for Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnerships for Success grants. The purpose of this grant program is to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse and its related problems, while strengthening prevention capacity and infrastructure at the community and state levels. The program is intended to address one of the nation's top substance abuse prevention priorities. Recipients will identify the primary problematic substances in their jurisdictions, and develop and implement strategies to prevent the misuse of these substances among youth and adults.

SAMHSA plans to issue up to 92 grants of up to $1,000,000 per year for up to 5 years.

Learn More About This Grant

Friday, January 10, 2020

National Network of Libraries of Medicine funding opportunity

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine funds projects to advance the National Library of Medicine's mission to improve access to health information. Below is a list of funding categories for 2020-2021.
Application Deadlines
Posted Date: December 17, 2019
Application Due Date: March 20, 2020
Notification of Awards: On or before April 17, 2020
Award Start Date: May 1, 2020

Application Templates - Proposal

Application Template​s (please only use these for planning purposes. You will need to fill out the online application to be considered for an award)
Outreach - NNLM Subaward Application Template (use this for the Improvement, Data, and Outreach award types)
Professional Development​ - NNLM Subaward Application Template (use this for the Professional Development Award only)

More Information on Applying for Funding

2020-2021 Funding Webinar - PowerPoint - Recording
Overview of the Application System
Application Video Tutorial(link is external) (YouTube)
Grants & Proposal Writing Class from NNLM - webinar from NNLM (On-Demand class )
Proposal Writing Support
2017-2018 Funding Webinar(link is external) (detailed instructions and breakdown of putting together a proposal. Most info Applicable regardless of funding year)

Forms/Information Reporting

Find out more at

(link sends e-mail)

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Happy New Year to 330,222,422 People in the United States

People Celebrating 2020 New Year with Confetti

As the nation rings in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau projects the U.S. population will be 330,222,422 on Jan. 1, 2020.

The nation starts the new decade with an increase of 1,991,085 people, or 0.61%, from New Year’s Day 2019. Since Census Day (April 1) 2010, the population has grown by 21,476,884 or 6.96%.

To learn more about:

  • International migration
  • The projected world population
  • The Census Bureau’s U.S. and World Population Clock that simulates real-time growth of the United States and world populations, continue reading ...