Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Salt Lake County Youth Summit

U.S. Census Bureau Session Information: Hispanics by the Numbers

    US Census Bureau: Webinar. Hispanics by the Numbers. Learn how the Census Bureau collects, tabulates and publishes data on Hispanics in the United States. This webinar will cover numerous topics, including the history of the Hispanic population in the US, growth, top states and top percentage changes, as well as the top percentage of Hispanic ethnicities. October 5, 2017, 1:00 pm ET. Register here.

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    UDOH Position Opening: Nurse Practicioner

    The Department of Health has an opening for a NURSE PRACTITIONER, Utah Cancer Control, posting # 13379.  The posting will close at midnight on October 01, 2017 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.

    Share this great opportunity with your networks and encourage them to apply at:

    Walk for Domestic Violence

    CDC Report Released: 2016 School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) Results

    2016 SHPPS CoverToday, CDC released district-level findings from the 2016 School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) on the Healthy Youth Web site. SHPPS is a national study periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices.
    These new district-level data suggest that while improvements are being made in practices around some health issues, there are issues that still need improvement. SHPPS data show:
    • The percentage of districts with school health policies and practices related to violence, bullying, and suicide prevention has increased since 2000.
    • The majority of districts require high schools to provide health education on HIV, STD and substance use prevention, however, fewer districts require elementary and middle schools to provide age-appropriate education in these areas.
    • Less than 2% of districts had policies requiring schools to provide health services such as testing for HIV, STDs, and pregnancy.
    School policies and practices play an important role in supporting student health. Reversing the decline of school policies and practices regarding substance use, HIV, and STD prevention is critical to addressing these priority public health issues.
    Included in this new report are results on school policies and practices, such as health education; health services and counseling, psychological and social services; and healthy and safe school environment. Additional materials include two fact sheets highlighting key 2016 results and trends over time (2000-2016). To access these materials and learn more about SHPPS, visit:
    Please share this new report and related resources with education and public health partners implementing teen HIV, STD and p

    Now Available: 2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Annual Report Shows More Americans Have Health Insurance and Receive Safer Care, but Gains Remain Uneven Among Minorities

    2017 QDR Report BannerAHRQ’s 2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report shows that the quality of health care continues to improve gradually each year but gains remain uneven among minorities. Some of the biggest improvements are in measures of “person-centered care,” such as communication between doctors and their patients, and the safety of medical care, such as fewer complications among hospital patients who were taking anticoagulants other than warfarin.The report also indicates that fewer people were uninsured, as 11 percent of people under age 65 were uninsured in 2016 compared with 18 percent in 2010. However, most disparities in health care quality continued to persist, with no significant improvements for any racial or ethnic groups, especially people in poor, low-income and uninsured households as well as blacks and Hispanics. As a companion to the report, AHRQ’s Chartbook on Patient Safety provides new data on dozens of safety measures, such the rate of central line-associated bloodstream infections decreasing by more than 40 percent between 2009 and 2014. Access an AHRQ Views blog on AHRQ’s new report and chartbook.