Wednesday, January 30, 2019

OHD Webinar: It Takes A Village


Webinar: It Takes A Village

How data, community, and culture combine to address birth outcomes disparities

Thursday, January 31, 2019

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MST


This webinar will review the work of the Utah Office of Health Disparities (OHD) on unveiling and addressing birth outcomes disparities among specific groups.

Using Pacific Islanders as an example, presenters will discuss the process behind identifying the health disparities and working with partners to create innovative and culturally sound solutions. They will also highlight the It Takes a Village: Giving Our Babies the Best Chance (ITAV) program, which raises awareness about birth outcomes disparities in the context of Pacific Islander cultural beliefs and practices.

The following learning objectives will be addressed:

  • Learn to uncover health disparities through disaggregation of data.
  • Identify ways to work with communities to move data to action by using culture as a pathway to address health issues. 
  • Become familiar with the It Takes a Village curriculum and program outcomes.
Presenters:

Dulce Díez, MPH, MCHES, Director, Utah Office of Health Disparities, Utah Department of Health


Brittney Okada, MPH, CHES, It Takes a Village Program Coordinator, Utah Office of Health Disparities, Utah Department of Health 

Moderator: Susana Calderon, MPH, Regional Women's Health Coordinator/Acting Minority Health Consultant, DHHS/OASH, Region VIII

Hosted by: Region VIII Federal Interagency Women's Health Task Force

Register: https://hrsacqpub1.connectsolutions.com/content/connect/c1/7/en/events/event/shared/104279551/event_registration.html?sco-id=106761174&_charset_=utf-8

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Webinar: Filling the Gap in Oral Health for Older Adults

Filling the Gap in Oral Health for Older Adults: A Community Guide to Program Implementation 

Presenter: Phantane J. Sprowls, MPA 
Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs


January 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM CST
Research shows that oral health is an integral part of an older person's overall systemic health status. Yet, national and state data reflect that many older adults have poor oral health which impacts their ability to chew or speak, causes undue pain and poor nutrition is linked to multiple chronic conditions (cardiovascular, pulmonary, osteoarthritis, cancer, others) and can lead to social isolation and depression. However, dental benefits are not covered for adults through most federal health insurance programs and high costs are cited by older adults as the reason they lack dental coverage/care. 

Responding to this need, the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Administration for Community Living and the Office of Women's Health collaborated to create publicly available tools for communities which would enable them to start or enhance oral health program for older adults, including a searchable database of vetted, low-cost, community-based oral health services and a step by step guide on how to develop and operate cost-effective, sustainable oral health programs for older adults. 

This webinar will highlight these tools and their application by community public health professionals. 

Key points:
  1. Learn how oral health is connected to a person’s overall health and will be provided context on the issues of oral health and older adults.
  2. Overview of the Administration for Community Living on Aging (ACL), Administration on Aging (AoA), Office of Women's Health (OWH) Community Oral Health database that identifies and promotes vetted, low-cost, community-based oral health service models for older adults. 
  3. Overview of the Administration for Community Oral Health Guide that includes key steps, case studies, and other resources for starting, or enhancing an Oral Health program.
  4. Overview of materials essential for caregivers of older adults for flossing and brushing.  

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Short Film Festival: Escape the Vape

If you're in grades 7-12 in Salt Lake County, you could WIN CASH and great prizes just by creating a 30-60 second short film for your peers about the dangers of vaping.  Go to https://slco.org/health/tobacco-prevention/ for more information.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Building Capacity to Address Social Determinants of Health in HIV Prevention and Care Webinar Series

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This webinar series provides an introduction to the new Social Determinants of Health (SDH) Resource Guide “Addressing Social Determinants of Health in HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Care: Lessons Learned from Real-World Implementation” for health departments, community-based organizations, and healthcare organizations. During each webinar, we will outline the SDH Resource Guide and provide examples of how to use this guide in a training environment. Case studies from the guide will be used to discuss what real-world implementation of SDH looks like in each of these three settings and how we can build the capacity of providers to comprehensively and systemically address social determinants of health in the field of HIV prevention and care. 
Building Capacity to Address the Social Determinants of Health in HIV Prevention and Care: Lessons Learned from Real-World Implementation in Health Departments 
January 17, 2019   -   2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Eastern
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Building Capacity to Address the Social Determinants of Health in HIV Prevention and Care: Lessons Learned from Real-World Implementation in Community-Based Organizations
January 24, 2019  -   2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Eastern
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Building Capacity to Address the Social Determinants of Health in HIV Prevention and Care: Lessons Learned from Real-World Implementation in Healthcare Organizations
February 7, 2019  -  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Eastern
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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Job Opportunity: Department of Human Services

Utah Department of Human ServicesThe Department of Human Services Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) has a position open for an Assisted Outpatient Treament Program Administrator. This job is open to all State Employees and the Public. Go to https://statejobs.utah.gov to apply for this job online to be considered.

Recruitment: #18428
Division:           Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health (DSAMH)
Location:          195 N. 1950 W. Salt Lake City, Utah
Closing Date: 1/20/2019
    

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Help Shape the Next Decade of Healthy People — Submit Your Comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments on the proposed objectives for Healthy People 2030. The public comment period will remain open through January 17, 2019. You are invited to review and comment on the proposed objectives, and you may also propose additional objectives for consideration.

Let’s work together as a Nation to build Healthy People 2030! Learn more about the proposed objectives and see how to review and submit your comments

Martin Luther King Jr Day Proclamation

Come join the Salt Lake County at the Salt Lake County Government Center as we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s contributions to Black and American History by listening to the Proclamation of MLK Day. This proclamation recognizes 'MLK Day' as a federal holiday and a celebrated holiday, here in Salt Lake County.  

Where: Salt Lake County Government Center
North Building, County Council Chambers
2001 S State Street
Salt Lake County, UT 84190
When: January 15, 2019
Time: 4pm