News and Updates

Op-ed: Health Centers Can’t Replace Medicaid Expansion

28 July 2014
On Sunday July 27th, the Salt Lake Tribune ran an op-ed written by Alan Pruhs, Executive Director of the Assoscition for Utah Community Health, along with the organization's Public Affairs Committee. The piece spoke to ways in which a Utah Medicaid Expansion would provide funding necessary to build the Health Center infrastructure to serve more patients and cover a more complete spectrum of healthcare needs. Read the Full Op-ed Here

Utah Health Centers Contribute More Than Healthy Communities

21 July 2014
Hundreds of thousands of Utahns visit community health centers each year, mostly for health and medical issues pertaining to preventive care. But the 40 clinics across the state do more than deliver health care — they provide jobs and contribute more than $141 million to the state's economy, according to the latest economic impact analysis of the Association for Utah Community Health. Read the Full Deseret News Article

Free Breast Exams for Women Under 40 from UDOH

18 July 2014
The Utah Cancer Control Program has received funding from Susan G. Koman to provide breast cancer screenings for women ages 39 and younger.  Eligibility Criteria: 39 years or younger Uninsured Have an income no more than 250% of the federal poverty level Past abnormal breast exam, or Present with a finding that is suspicious for breast cancer The program covers the cost of initial diagnosis for young women with a lump, nipple discharge, breast skin changes…

HHS Announces $11M to Better Integrate HIV Services into CHCs

15 July 2014
HHS announces availability of $11 million to better integrate HIV services into community health centers HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today the availability of $11 million, through the Affordable Care Act and the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, to support the integration of high‐quality HIV services into primary care through innovative partnerships between health centers and state health departments in Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland and New York.  This initiative supports the goals of the Administration’s…

New Access Point Funding TA Calls

10 July 2014
Fiscal Year 2015 New Access Point (NAP) Funding (HRSA-15-016) – HRSA has released the FY 2015 New Access Point funding opportunity announcement (FOA). HRSA will award approximately $100 million for 150 grants to new and existing health centers for operational support of new primary care service delivery sites.  HRSA will hold two Technical Assistance (TA) calls to provide an overview of the funding opportunity: For cooperative agreement partners (NCAs, PCAs, PCOs): Monday, July 14 at…

Women's Health Mini-Grant Opportunity

09 July 2014
Due Date: November 19th, 2014 Amount: At least $500 per organization Requirements: All activities must be started and completed between July – November 2014 Complete or update a women’s health (e.g. cervical cancer screening) process map. Complete and document one women’s health PDSA   Present (3-5 minutes) your process map and PDSA results at the November QI Forum call. Questions: Email Libbey Chuy or call 801.716.4603

UDOH Pharmacist to Treat RFP

09 July 2014
The Utah Department of Health recently announced an RFP to support the provision of pharmacist clinical services and sustainable referral systems for evidence based chronic disease self-management education. The RFP includes two components and a maximum award of $30,000 over one year. Part A requires that organizations work to improve hypertension and/or diabetes care by providing one or more pharmacist clinical service defined as a "professionals service provided by a pharmacist who uses their skills…

HHS Announces $100M in New Access Point Funding

08 July 2014
HHS announces the availability of $100 million in Affordable Care Act funding to expand access to primary care through new community health centers HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced today the availability of $100 million from the Affordable Care Act to support an estimated 150 new health center sites across the country in 2015. New health center sites will increase access to comprehensive, affordable, high quality primary health care services in the communities that need…

Promoting Preventive Health Services for Women Funding

27 June 2014
  Promoting Preventive Health Services for Women Announcement Number: HRSA-14-084 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.926 Anticipated Total Annual Available Funding: Up to $500,000 per year for a 3-year project period Project Start Date: September 1, 2014 This announcement solicits applications for the Promoting Preventive Health Services for Women initiative.  The purpose of this initiative is to improve women’s health across the life course by increasing the use of clinical preventive services. This…

PCMH Supplemental Funding

27 June 2014
2014 Health Center Quality Awards: Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition – HRSA has announced the availability of supplemental base award funds for health centers that have been recognized as PCMH by Thursday, July 1, 2014.  The award will be added to the FY 2014 base adjustment for eligible health centers that includes a base amount for recognition plus a per site amount. Continuation of this funding beyond the first year will be contingent upon…

Utah Voters Favor Expanding Medicaid

24 June 2014
New Poll Shows Overwhelming Public Support For Utah’s Governor Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan and Closing the Coverage Gap A new poll and report assessing Utah voter attitudes reveals a significant level of support for Governor Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan and closing the coverage gap. The survey was conducted by Salt Lake City-based Dan Jones & Associates, with analysis provided by Notalys, LLC, a public policy consulting firm based in Provo, Utah. The survey results demonstrate…