Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Back to School Brush- Up: FREE Dental Screening and Cleaning

National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness MonthAugust is National Immunization Awareness Month. This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is raising awareness about the importance of immunizations in preventing disease and saving lives.
Vaccines are often associated with children. However, CDC is encouraging communities across the nation to use this month to help raise awareness about the important role immunization plays in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases across the lifespan. Vaccines can save the lives of seniors, mothers, adolescents, those who travel internationally and individuals who work as health care providers and are at a high-risk for contracting diseases.
It is important to make sure children are vaccinated before the back-to-school rush. Immunizations ensure your child’s long-term health while also protecting the health of classmates, friends, family and others in the community. You can start by following CDC’s recommended immunization schedule.
For more information on resources, programs and partnerships that aim to increase vaccination rates among minority populations, visit the CDC website or vaccines.gov.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Summer Readers Receive Free Admission During Library Days at the Natural History Museum of Utah

August 2, 2019

Contact: Jeff Buydos—801.944.7522

Summer Readers Receive Free Admission During Library Days at the 
Natural History Museum of Utah

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah­­—Participants who completed the County Library’s Summer Reading Program will receive free admission during Library Days at the Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center at the University of Utah.

Entrance during Library Days will include the many interactive exhibits the museum has to offer, as well as a scavenger hunt, crafts, Music and Movement and a visit with Owlexander, the County Library’s mascot. A special Adult Night includes backroom tours that will provide attendees with exclusive access to minerals and fossils cared for by the museum. The Grey Hounds will perform as part of Blues and BBQ during Adult Night. Food will be available for purchase. Parking may be limited.

“We’re extremely excited to once again partner with the Natural History Museum of Utah to reward summer readers of all ages,” said County Library Outreach Manager, Stephanie Anderson. “We’re both thrilled so many people in Salt Lake County read, created, learned, played and connected during this year’s Summer Reading Program.”

Finishers can pick up their free ticket to Library Days by taking their completed Reading Record to any open County Library branch. All Summer Reading Challenge participants will receive $2 off admission through September 30, 2019 by simply showing their library cards.

For a calendar of events at the County Library, please visit thecountylibrary.org/calendar. Please visit nhmu.utah.edu/events for a calendar of events at the Natural History Museum of Utah.

WHAT: Library Days at the Natural History Museum of Utah
WHEN: Saturday, August 10, 10 am–5 pm
Sunday, August 11, 10 am–5 pm
Wednesday, August 14, 5–9 pm (Adult Night)
WHERE: Natural History Museum of Utah
301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City


2019 Advance Care Planning Summit


Thursday, August 1, 2019

UTA Change Day- August 11

Sunday, August 11 is UTA Change Day. Three times a year, UTA tweaks the schedules, adding and subtracting service, bumping the times and seasonally adjusting routes.

To check if your route has been affected, go to https://www.rideuta.com/Rider-Info/August-2019-Change-Day.

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.