Tuesday, April 16, 2019

A Celebration, Recognition, and Networking Event for CHWs and Partners

CHWs Elevated: 
A Celebration, Recognition, and Networking Event for CHWs and Partners

Wednesday, May 22nd 8:30-4PM Viridian Event Center
8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, UT 84088  

See more information and register HERE: www.upha.org/CHW2019/
*Please note that we will continue to update the agenda as speakers as secured

This event aims to bring CHWs and partners together to celebrate and recognize the important work of CHWs in Utah. 
This event is FREE, but you must RSVP to attend. Breakfast and lunch are provided. 

State Primary Care Grant Program Application for FY 2020

The Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, Utah Department of Health, invites qualified agencies to submit an application for the State Primary Care Grant Program funding. The State Primary Care Grant Program supports access to health care by assisting public entities and community-based organizations with the cost of providing primary health care services to medically underserved populations. The grant period will cover July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.

As always, awarding funds through this program is contingent on the amount of funds appropriated for this purpose by the state legislature. Please be mindful of any changes to the guidance, application and associated attachments from previous years.

The grant application is open to all primary medical care, dental care, and mental health care sites. Non- profit organizations will need to understand and agree to the checklist for non-profit entity grant contracts.

The application, guidance, and all associated documents can be found on The Office of Primary Care and Rural Health’s website: https://ruralhealth.health.utah.gov/health-systems-support/state-primary-care-grants-program-spcgp/ 

Only one application is allowed per site. Quality and attention to detail are important to the success of your application. Please be aware that the State Primary Care Grant Program is a competitive program and an Application to the Program does not guarantee an award or future funding.

Applicants should be aware that it is the policy of the Utah Department of Health that agencies awarded under the State Primary Care Grants Program:

  • Must ensure that continuity of service is maintained for the full duration of the grant period
  • Must use SPCGP funding to provide primary care, dental care, and/or mental health care services for the full duration of the grant period; and
  • Must assure that SPCGP funding is used to provide these health care services to legal residents of the State of Utah (as defined in the application).
A complete, original, electronic application must be submitted to UDOH Office of Primary Care by Monday, May 13, 2019, 5:00 p.m. M.S.T.

Applications must be submitted by email to opcrh@utah.gov. (Hand delivered, faxed and mailed copies will NOT be accepted.)

Monday, April 8, 2019

Salt Lake City Opioid Town Hall Invitation - April 30 @ 4pm

Have you, your family, business or community been affected by the Opioid Epidemic? 

Have you wanted to understand more about what you can do and have your voice heard? 

We would like to invite you to attend an Opioid Town Hall on April 30. 

What: This is an opportunity to share your ideas and concerns as to how the opioid epidemic is affecting your community. This meeting will focus on the needs of Salt Lake City and its unique challenges in relation to the opioid crisis.

(For those that are unable to attend the Salt Lake City Opioid Town Hall, we will be hosting similar events in other areas around the county and state in upcoming months, so please stay tuned.) 

When: Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 4-6pm (light refreshments served)

Where: Salt Lake City Library, Marmalade Branch 280 West 500 North, Salt Lake City in the Multi-Purpose Room

Who should attend: Business owners, law enforcement, EMS, community council members, neighborhood groups, faith leaders, community-based organizations, and other community leaders and decision makers

Pre-Survey: In order to better guide the Opioid Town Hall discussion and focus in on the issues you are facing, we would like you to complete this very short, completely anonymous survey. It will only take an estimated 2-5 minutes to complete. 

Please also forward this invitation to other Salt Lake City leaders and/or residents you think may be interested in attending or providing feedback.

FY 2019 Funding Opportunity Announcement

Office of Minority Health
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services administers grant programs to support projects that implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.

OMH has released a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for which applications are now being accepted.

Announcement Number: MP-CPI-19-002
Opportunity Title: Youth Engagement in Sports: Collaboration to Improve Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition (YES Initiative) 
Award Ceiling: $400,000
Award Floor: $325,000
Application Due Date: May 31, 2019

OMH and the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) jointly announce the YES Initiative in collaboration with the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and in consultation with the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) and the Office of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition (PCSFN).

The YES Initiative seeks to identify characteristics of effective collaborations that improve physical activity and nutrition via increased sports participation. YES Initiative applicants should propose to address unhealthy physical activity and nutrition behaviors among racial/ethnic minority and socio-economically disadvantaged youth (including, specifically girls), and provide opportunities to learn skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices. Applicants should have capacity to develop and implement sports fitness programs based on successful evidenced-based strategies for youth engagement.

The YES Initiative seeks to support projects that address the HHS priority to expand youth participation in sports and encourage regular physical activity, especially for youth populations with lower rates of sports participation and communities with limited access to athletic facilities or recreational areas.

Learn more about this FOA and how to apply.

Pacific Health and Education Gathering

If you would like to attend please email: info@ntasutah.org 

Friday, April 5, 2019


OMH Announces Active & Healthy Challenge for National Minority Health Month

NMHM 2019As part of its observance of National Minority Health Month in April, the Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today launched the Active & Healthy Challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to encourage individuals, especially racial and ethnic minorities, to work physical activity into their daily and weekly schedules. The challenge is co-sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Health’s Bureau of Minority Health Access.
The Active & Healthy Challenge is designed to support the newly released Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAGs) and the Move Your Way campaign from the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Teams will compete in the month-long challenge by logging their physical activity (e.g. brisk walking, running, biking, dancing or swimming) and converting the activities into steps. The challenge is also open to individuals. 
The new PAGs recommend that everyone move more and sit less throughout the day. Adults need at least 150-300 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each week with muscle-strengthening activities two or more days a week. Children and adolescents ages six to 17 should do 60 minutes or more of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each day and muscle-strengthening at least three days a week. Preschool-aged children, ages three through five, should be physically active throughout the day to enhance growth and development.
The challenge will begin April 1, 2019 and end at midnight ET on April 30, 2019.