News and Updates

Million Hearts Excellence in Blood Pressure Control Award

10 February 2016
Are You a Champion Clinic in Blood Pressure Measurement and Hypertension Control? The Utah Million Hearts Coalition Excellence in Blood Pressure Control Award is the premier award in Utah recognizing the hard work, dedication, and outstanding achievements of clinics in Utah that focus on excellence in blood pressure measurement and hypertension control. This award acknowledges the efforts and commitment clinics have made to meet the highest standards of clinical blood pressure measurement. Go to to apply by April 16, 2016 For questions or more information email Kelly…

AUCHIE Award Nominations Are Open!

29 January 2016
The AUCH Annual Primary Care Conference is coming - May 12-13, 2016 at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, and it's time to nominate your hardworking peers for an award! The AUCH Annual Primary Care Conference is a great occasion to network and learn, but it's also a time to celebrate your Health Center's achievements. People in your Health Center and on your Board of Directors go "above and beyond" to ensure your Health Center's success. Take…

Love Utah Give Utah Goes Live on January 26th

19 January 2016
On March 31, 2016, the Community Foundation of Utah will host Love UT Give UT, a 24 hour day of giving for nonprofit organizations and schools across the state.  Utahns are recognized as the most generous in America, which is no surprise - last year, Utahns donated over $1.2 million to 500 schools and nonprofits in a single day for Love UT Give UT. This year, the goal is to raise $1.6 million  for the…

Accountable Health Communities Funding Opportunity

12 January 2016
CMS Announces Accountable Health Communities Funding Opportunity to Improve Community Linkages to Address SDOH The Accountable Health Communities Model is based on emerging evidence that addressing health-related socials needs through enhanced clinical-community linkages can improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Over a five-year period, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will implement and evaluate a three-track model based on promising service delivery approaches. Each track features interventions of varying intensity that link beneficiaries…

Deadline Extended for January 1st Coverage

16 December 2015
Due to the unprecedented demand and volume of consumers contacting the call center or visiting, the Health Insurance Marketplace is extending the deadline to sign-up for January 1st coverage until 11:59pm PST December 17. Hundreds of thousands have already selected plans over the last two days and approximately 1 million consumers have left their contact information to hold their place in line. The goal is to provide access to affordable coverage, and the additional 48…

Ellis R. Shipp Clinic Opens to Serve West Valley City

10 December 2015
Photo Courtesy of the Deseret News On Wednesday, December 9th, Community Health Centers, Inc. cut the ribbon on their new Ellis R. Shipp Clinic, located within the Salt Lake County Health Department's Ellis Shipp Public Health Center. The medical clinic space has been vacant for two years, and will provide care alongside the county clinic, which offers WIC and immunization services. Community Health Centers, Inc operates 8 clinics in Utah. The clinics provide affordable primary and…

Midtown Cuts Ribbon on New Homeless Health Center

07 December 2015
On Friday, December 4th, Midtown Community Health Center cut the ribbon on their new homeless healthcare clinic, Hope Community Health Center in Ogden. Housed within the Lantern House shelter, the clinic has been operating since September 2015, and is a key partner in ending homelessness in Northern Utah. The Hope Community Health Center supports individuals and families experiencing homeless by offering no-cost comprehensive primary medical, behavioral, and oral healthcare. Patients do not need to be a resident of…

Diabetes Prevention Funding Opportunity

16 November 2015
The Salt Lake Initiative for Diabetes Prevention and Hypertension Control (SLIDH) Program, operated by the Salt Lake County Health Department, is seeking applications from agencies who are interested in implementing the CDC-recognized National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) for priority populations (  Priority populations are defined as those population subgroups who experience racial/ethnic or socioeconomic disparities, including inadequate access to care, poor quality of care, or low income.  Salt Lake County Health Department is particularly focused…

November is National Diabetes Month

16 November 2015
National Diabetes month is observed every November to draw attention to diabetes and its effects on millions of Americans. The National Diabetes Education Program’s (NDEP) 2015 theme Diabetes Education and Support: Everyone Has a Role. What’s Yours? highlights the need for ongoing diabetes education and support among people with diabetes and those who care for them. Help people in your community and at your Health Center learn more about the importance of diabetes education and find resources. View…

Self-Monitoring Tied with Clinical Support Funding

10 November 2015
The Healthy Living through Environment Policy and Improved Clinical Care (EPICC) Program, housed within the Utah Department of Health (UDOH), is seeking proposals. The goal of this project is to promote team-based care and improve control of high blood pressure by working with interested primary care clinics to implement blood pressure self-monitoring tied with clinical support. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. VIEW THE REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS