News and Updates

September is National Childhood Obesity Month

12 September 2017
September is National Childhood Obesity Month – CDC September 2017 Childhood Obesity Is a Major Public Health Problem Children with obesity are at higher risk for having other chronic health conditions and diseases, such as asthma, sleep apnea, bone and joint problems, and type 2 diabetes. They also have more risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure and high cholesterol than their normal weight peers. Children with obesity can be bullied and teased…

September is National Recovery Month

05 September 2017
September is National Recovery Month Prevention Works-Treatment is Effective-People Recover September is National Recovery Month, giving all of us the opportunity to celebrate those in recovery in our communities. Recovery month is intended to increase awareness and understanding of the pressing challenges of mental health and substance abuse issues. Over 23 million Americans are in long-term recovery. Public celebrations are planned for several locations in Utah, however, each of us can personally recognize and encourage…

Governor Herbert Declares August 13 - 19, 2017 Health Center Week in Utah

14 August 2017
Governor Gary Herbert issued a Declaration stating August 13 – 19, 2017 is Health Center Week in Utah. The week is part of a larger national campaign celebrating the work of Health Centers throughout the U.S. - with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers over the course of more than five decades. In Utah, 13 Health Center organizations serve over 147,000 Utahns annually at 54 sites from…

Help Spread the Word About Summer Nutrition Programs

04 June 2017
Summer Nutrition Programs work to fill the nutrition gap between school years for low-income students who rely on free and reduced price breakfast and lunch school meals. Summer food sites in Utah are almost always sponsored by a school district’s food service program and breakfast, lunch, and supper are served in parks and schools across the state. These programs are free to all kids 18 years and younger and there is no paperwork or registration…

Governor Herbert urges Utah families to enroll children in CHIP health insurance

10 April 2017
  (KUTV) Utah Governor Gary Herbert is reaching out after a report found his state has the highest rate of uninsured Hispanic children in the United States. The Georgetown Center for Children and Families and the National Council of La Raza finds that 23.4 percent of Hispanic children in Utah are uninsured — that's nearly two and a half times the national rate. Herbert is speaking out with local nonprofit group Take Care Utah to try and…

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

18 March 2017
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month and a great time for your organization to support life-saving colorectal cancer screening in your community. Whether you belong to a healthcare organization, worksite, or community organization, we invite you to join us in raising awareness about the life-saving power of colorectal cancer screening this March and we urge you to continue to promote screening throughout the year.   Here is a link to a toolkit full of…

2017 Loan Repayment Programs

02 February 2017
Loan Repayment Programs Overview   State Healthcare Workforce Program – Applications due February 28th, 2017 Application Information  Applications and relevant attachments must be compiled as a single PDF and sent via email to opcrh@utah.gov. Provider Application Site Application   NHSC Loan Repayment Program – Applications due by 5:30PM on April 6, 2017   NHSC Provider Application: https://programportal.hrsa.gov/extranet/application/nhsclrp/login.seam Review your NHSC Point of Contact Information: https://programportal.hrsa.gov/extranet/site/login.seam

Utah Healthcare Corps and AUCH partner with Salt Lake County around Homeless Crisis

01 December 2016
"Trained volunteers assisting Salt Lake County surveyed hundreds of people experiencing homelessness Tuesday in an attempt to further hone in on service needs and concerns. The surveys, conducted at Catholic Community Services of Utah's Weigand Homeless Resource Center and St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall, Fourth Street Clinic and the Road Home, took about 15 minutes to complete and participants were given $5 gift cards to Wendy's for their help. Trained volunteers from the Association…

Midtown Community Health Center Partners with Weber County to Address Opioid Epidemic

01 December 2016
Midtown currently teams with the Opioid Community Collaborative (OCC), which includes Intermountain Healthcare, Davis Behavioral Health and Weber Human Services, to offer medication-assisted treatment for prescription drug misuse. “Between our program and theirs, I think we’ll be able to make a big impact,” Martinez said. “The problem is enormous and substance use disorders are not isolated to one community. Our program can only serve individuals below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. We all…

Applications Open for Post-9/11 Veteran Nonprofit Fellowships

21 October 2016
The Mission Continues empowers veterans facing the challenge of adjusting to life at home to find new missions. Through the Mission Continues, veterans serve their country in new ways by engaging in innovative and action-oriented programs. A Mission Continues Fellowship involves 20 hours of service per week for 26 weeks at a local nonprofit organization. Fellows are encouraged to choose a nonprofit organization to serve based on their own personal passions. Benefits include:   Connection with other veterans…

Meningitis B Webinars Aim to Raise Awareness

21 October 2016
Is meningitis life-threatening? How does Meningitis B spread? Who is at risk for meningitis? The objective of this free webinar program is to provide Disease State Education and Vaccine Information on Meningococcal Serogroup B including, Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices recommendations and Meningococcal vaccine information. The program will last 30-40 minutes with an optional Q and A after the presentation.  Note: You will be asked to register a GSKSource account and you will need your Provider's National Provider…