Monday, June 25, 2018

13th Annual Governor's Native American Summit | July 17-18, 2018

The Utah Division of Indian Affairs celebrates the 13th anniversary of the Governor’s Native American Summit, July 17-18, 2018 at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. This year's theme is "UNITY ~ Strengthening Our Nations and Culture." The theme reflects our continued focus on actively working together to strengthen our Sovereign Nations, tribal communities, and our culture.  Find out more.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Webinar - Strategies for Writing a Successful RCORP Program Application


Strategies for Writing a Successful Rural Communities Opioid Response Planning (RCORP) Program Application

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) invites you to join us for the webinar, Strategies for Writing a Successful Rural Communities Opioid Response Planning (RCORP) Program Application, on Friday June 29th at 2:00pm ET.

The objectives for this webinar are that, at the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
  1. Summarize the RCORP funding opportunity.
  2. Describe the steps and strategies to write a successful application.
  3. Identify resources available for supporting opioid-targeted funding opportunities.

This information will build upon NOSORH's previous webinar, Rural Opioid Resources: Preparing Your Organization for Future Funding Opportunities. You can find the recording and slides available on the NOSORH website.

NOSORH encourages all of our partners to share this information with potential applicants and other stakeholders. A recording will be made available within 24 hoursfollowing the webinar on the NOSORH website.

To register for this webinar, click here. Additional information can be found in theflyer.

For more information please contact Chris Salyers, Education and Services Director at NOSORH.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Naloxone Rescue Kits Available at the County Library



June 18, 2018
For Immediate Release


Contact: Tavin Stucki—801.944.7521

Naloxone Rescue Kits Available at the County Library

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah—The County Library has joined the fight against opioid deaths by distributing injectable Naloxone rescue kits to the public, no questions asked and no personal information collected or shared.

“We’re not sure of the level of public interest, but we have already received inquiries as a result of local media coverage,” Library Spokesperson Liz Sollis said. “We want to make sure all of our staff are trained on the administration of the injectable medication and have all of the necessary information and resources should the person requesting the kit have questions.”

The County Library staff currently has the opioid antagonist in the form of a nasal spray (donated by Salt Lake County Health Department), which is available to library team members to administer in the event of a potential overdose. This training has been incorporated into the County Library’s CPR training since June 2017 and is available to all staff members.

Three Naloxone training sessions, provided by Peter Sadler, MS; and Dr. Jen Plumb of Utah Naloxone and the University of Utah, began Monday, June 18, and are scheduled to continue through June 20. All Salt Lake County Library staff are invited to attend these training sessions, which will review signs of an overdose, administration of injectable Naloxone, share local resources and credible information sources specific to opioid antagonists, and will address any questions or concerns staff may have.

“This is about saving lives and helping people get better,” Plumb said. “To have such a long-term strategy with multiple collaborative partners really says something about how bad the epidemic has become in Utah, and how much we need innovative, groundbreaking programs like this.”

Approximately 360 injectable rescue kits, which were assembled by volunteers from USARA (Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness), will be provided to the branches at these training sessions and, subsequently, will be available for the public to request.


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Utah Department of Heritage & Arts funding opportunity


The Utah Department of Heritage & Arts is offering three grant opportunities to support projects, programs, and events, which celebrate the 150th anniversary of the nation’s First Transcontinental Railroad. The Spike 150 initiative aims to inspire, educate, and reflect on the Transcontinental Railroad legacy as it unifies Utahns to see that great things are possible with vision, hard-work, dedication, and collaboration. Grants are open to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Projects must take place by September 1, 2019.

For more information, and to apply for these grants, please visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/arts-and-museums/spike-150-grant-opportunities

Immigrant Heritage Month Art Installation and Community Party on June 26th

The anchor of this year’s Immigrant Heritage Month celebrations in Salt Lake City will be an interactive public art installation at the Eccles Theater in downtown SLC. The “I ♥️ SLC" public art demonstration will include a physical installation of the art piece that proudly displays “I ♥️ SLC" and encourages participants to share their immigrant identity on the art itself by placing a flag of their identified heritage on the heart, during a day-long event. 

Join local leaders and influencers to #CelebrateImmigrants in Salt Lake City!

DATE AND TIME

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM MDT

LOCATION
McCarthey Plaza - Eccles Theater
131 Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

SCHEDULE:
11:00am - Kickoff and Press conference
11:00am - 7:00pm - Installation open to the public, t-shirts available
4:00pm - 7:00pm - Live music and dance performances; community organizations table with information

PARKING:
Closest parking garage is the Regent Street Garage, 55 East 200 South

The Downtown Alliance offers a parking finder app, where you can find where to park in garages, lots or on the street before you leave home or from a smartphone.

Metered paid parking is available from 8 am to 8 pm, for a maximum of 2 hours, Monday – Friday. Saturdays are free, with a 2 hour maximum. No restrictions Sunday. You can also learn how to find and pay for parking with the parkslc app.

GET INVOLVED!
If you would like to be involved in the celebration - as a community partner sharing information, as a performer or guest, or as a volunteer - e-mail Andrew Moriarty at andrew@fwd.us.

National HIV Testing Day- June 27, 2018

HIV Test Day 2018June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. During the observance, federal partners, health departments, and other organizations join together to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing 
and early diagnosis of the virus. Everyone is encouraged to get HIV testing on National HIV Testing Day to know their status and to get connected with treatment services and care if needed. Visit HIV.gov to learn more about National HIV Testing Day activities and resources. Testing Day to know their status, and to get connected with treatment services and care if needed. Visit HIV.gov to learn more about National HIV Testing Day activities and resources.

Racial Disparities in Cardiovascular Health Study

Racial Disparities in Cardiovascular Health Study 
Seeking Ethnically Diverse Participants
A research study is being conducted that requires information from people of African descent or any other non-Western European descent. A brief health history will be collected and a small amount of blood taken (about 50mL which is 1/10th of a standard Red Cross blood donation). Participants will be compensated $35 for each blood donation. There are a few exclusions. Participants must be 18 years old or older, not pregnant, not on daily blood thinning medications (including aspirin and ibuprofen), not diagnosed with a bleeding disorder, and must be willing to come to the University of Utah for a blood draw. This study is funded by the NIH and IRB approved. Click here for more information or email shugo@genetics.utah.edu.