Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Opioid Prevention Specialist Position with UDOH

Department of Health has recruitment open for the following position:

Overdose Prevention Specialist
$21.43 - $28.00

This is a full-time, career service position with benefits.
Requisition #   20078
Closes:   06/26/2019 at 11:59 pm MST 

In order to be considered for an interview for these positions, you will need to apply on-line at https://statejobs.utah.gov.  If you have not done so already, you will need to create a job seeker account.

RWJF Funding Opportunity

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Good nutrition is important to health at every stage of life. But often people from lower-income communities and communities of color lack access to healthy, affordable foods and beverages and the opportunity to make healthy choices. As a result, low-income families are disproportionately impacted by higher rates of obesity and other poor health outcomes.

There are many factors that contribute to this inequity in access to nutritious food items and the ability to make healthy choices, including the communities and neighborhoods where families live, education, access to good jobs with fair pay, and income. Helping low-income families build healthy habits must involve addressing these broader factors that underlie unhealthy eating.

Healthy Eating Research, an RWJF national program, is funding grants for research that will help reduce inequities in access to healthy foods and beverages and the underlying factors that contribute to those inequities, to ensure that all families and young children (0-8), particularly those from lower-income communities and communities of color, can build healthy eating habits. A total of $2.7 million in funding is available for approximately 11 research projects spread across three award types.

All studies must have the potential to impact groups at highest risk for poor health and well-being, and nutrition-related health disparities. Does your research qualify?


Do you have questions? Attend the optional applicant webinar on June 25 at 3 p.m. ET.

Utah’s Every Kid Outdoors Summer Kick-Off June 21



Utah’s Every Kid Outdoors Summer Kick-Off
When: Friday June 21, 2019 4-6 pm  
Where: Taylorsville Walmart Supercenter
Find more details and register here!
Join the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation (OOR), WalmartLifetime Products, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake City, local officials, booths, kids, families and more for the special launch of Utah's Every Kid Outdoors (EKO) Initiative.
Check out fun games, music, special speakers, snacks and more during this FREE event! This family friendly event will celebrate the OOR's new EKO Initiative which inspires kids to head outside and try some outdoor recreation activities. Grab an EKO Explorer Activity Passport to complete with your family this summer!

CHW Section Meeting

Funding Opportunity: Supporting Maternal Health Innovation Program

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently released a funding opportunity to reduce maternal mortality and improve maternal health.  The State MHI Program is being established to assist states in collaborating with maternal health experts, and optimizing resources to implement state-specific actions that address disparities in maternal health and improve maternal health outcomes, including the prevention and reduction of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity (SMM).  Applications are due July 15, 2019.

Eligible applicants include any domestic public or private entity.  Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are also eligible to apply.  For the purpose of this funding opportunity, applicants should propose projects that involve collaboration with a state or group of states to strengthen state-level capacity in achieving program aims. A letter of support and planned participation to evidence this relationship should be included as Attachment 4.

More information, including the a link to the full Notice of Funding Opportunity and a contact person for the funding opportunity, is available at:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314039

If you would like to be connected with state maternal health and mortality contacts regarding related state-level efforts please contact Dianna Frick with the HRSA Office of Regional Operations-Denver at dfrick@hrsa.gov.

Monday, June 17, 2019

2019 Census Webinar Series: Free Online Trainings on How to Access and Use our Statistics

The U.S. Census Bureau will conduct a series of free data access webinars to all interested data users. Attendees will learn how to access demographic, socioeconomic, housing and business data from the Decennial CensusAmerican Community SurveyLocal Employment DynamicsEconomic Programs and more.
When: April 1 – June 28, 2019
To learn about and register for our webinars, visit Census Academy.

Pain in the Nation Issue Brief: Alcohol and Drug Misuse, Suicide – the Impact on Millennials



Pain in the Nation Issue Brief:
Alcohol and Drug Misuse and Suicide and the Millennial Generation — a Devastating Impact
This issue brief, focused on the Millennial Generation, is a continuation of Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and Well Being Trust’sPain in the Nation: The Drug, Alcohol and Suicide Crises series. The Pain in the Nation series helps inform and create a comprehensive National Resilience Strategy.
This brief is focused on Millennials for numerous reasons: Millennials are dying due to alcohol and drug misuse and suicide in record numbers. Millennials are more than one-third of the workforce, they are the largest proportion of Americans serving in the military. About a quarter lack health insurance, many are burden by education debt, and, many are or will be parents responsible for the well-being of young children.
READ THE REPORT
LISTEN TO THE PODCAST