News and Updates

Citizen Input Critical to Healthy Utah Plan

18 February 2015
Have you heard about Governor Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah plan? If you haven't, you are not alone. The proposed program would expand Medicaid to cover uninsured Utahns by offfering them private health insurance plans. Right now, citizen input is critical to the survival of the program in the 2015 Legislature. As the debate unfolds, there is evidence that a growing number of citizens believe Healthy Utah will not only improve the health of the uninsured…

124k+ Utahns Get Coverage Through Marketplace

11 February 2015
In Utah, 124,142 people are signed up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace Only four days left to sign up for coverage before open enrollment ends on February 15th Since Open Enrollment began on Nov. 15, 7.75 million consumers selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled through the platform, including 124,142 in Utah.  This Sunday, Feb. 15, marks the deadline and end of Open Enrollment for the 2015 Health Insurance Marketplaces.  It is…

Love Utah, Give Utah Funding Opportunity

09 February 2015
On Thursday, March 26, 2015, Love Utah Give Utah will raise money for nonprofits and schools through a single online donation platform, providing a simple way to connect donors to charitable causes. This 24-hour online fundraising effort, hosted by the Community Foundation of Utah with the generous support of sponsors, will offer hundreds of nonprofits the opportunity to raise millions of dollars. If you haven't registered your nonprofit or school to participate in 2015 Love UT…

BD Helping Build Healthy Communities CHC Funding

09 February 2015
BD Helping Build Healthy Communities is a multi-year initiative that expands access and improves care for underserved and vulnerable populations throughout the United States. The initiative, funded by BD and implemented together with Direct Relief and NACHC, provides awards to Community HEalth Centers to support innovative approaches to the delivery of primary and preventive healthcare to underserved and vulnerable populations related to diabetes prevention, treatment, or related comorbidities. The initiative will highlight and provide awards…

NHSC Application Cycle Open

21 January 2015
The 2015 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open and will close on March 30, 2015 at 7:30 PM EST. This Program provides loan repayment assistance to licensed primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health providers. Available resources include the Application and Program GuidanceApplication and Program Guidance and instructions on how to apply. For questions, please contact Heidi. Technical assistance provided by NHSC program staff is available during the…

Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration Funding

20 January 2015
Application Due Date: Friday, February 27, 2015   Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $400,000 per year for four years   The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2015 Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) grants. The purpose of this program is to establish projects for the provision of coordinated and integrated services through the co-location of primary and specialty care medical…

HRSA Announces 2015 Webinar Series

16 January 2015
Addressing Health Disparities through the National Prevention Strategy and Partnerships The National Prevention Strategy (NPS) is a guide for improving the health and well-being of every American by shifting the nation from a focus on sickness and disease to one based on prevention and wellness. One of the four key Strategic Directions of the NPS is the elimination of health disparities.  This webinar series will highlight successful programs and initiatives from partner groups that are critical…

Annual Conference Award Nominations are Open!

14 January 2015
  The AUCH Annual Conference is coming - May 14-15, 2015 at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, and it's time to nominate your hardworking peers for an award! The Conference is a great occasion for you to network and learn, but it is also a time to celebrate your health center's achievements. You have people in your health center and on your Board of Directors who go "above and beyond" to ensure your health center's successes.…

UDOH Blood Pressure Monitoring RFP

30 December 2014
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 improved control of high blood pressure by working with interested primary care clinics to implement blood pressure self-monitoring tied with clinical support. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently reviewed the effectiveness of blood pressure self-monitoring tied with…

Hypertension Disparities Funding Opportunities

29 December 2014
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released two Funding Opportunity Announcements for trials aimed at reducing disparities in hypertension. These trials are likely of interest to Health Centers. The FOA for the 2 trials, and the research coordinating unit FOA, were published in the NIH Guide: 1) RFA-HL-15-021 2) RFA-HL-15-031  Please contact Linda for further information.

Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships Funding Opportunity

18 December 2014
Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success State and Tribal Initiative Application Due Date: Monday, March 16, 2015 Anticipated Award Amount: From $318,543 to $2,472,608 per year The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2015 Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success cooperative agreements (SPF-PFS 2015). The SPF-PFS program is designed to address two of the nation’s top substance abuse prevention priorities:…