News and Updates

Now Open: 2015 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

23 March 2015
The 2015 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program application cycle is now open and will close on May 21, 2015 at 5:30p.m. Mountain Time (MT).  Please refer to the 2015 Application and Program Guidance for all of the program requirements. This Program assists students completing their nursing education by paying tuition, fees, other education costs, while providing a monthly living stipend. The program is open to full-time or part-time nursing students accepted or enrolled in diploma, associate, baccalaureate or…

Congress Must Act to Save Community Health Centers

23 March 2015
In a recent op-ed piece, former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and former Gov. Michael Leavitt (R-Utah) discuss a serious healthcare problem: a shortage of places to go to get primary and preventive care services that everyone needs. A solution lies in our nation’s Community Health Centers, which have provided quality, affordable care for the past five decades. But these vital safety net programs will only continue if Congress acts now to ensure their survival. A cornerstone of Community Health…

Senate Approves "Healthy Utah" Plan; House is Next

26 February 2015
February 26, 2015 - Troy Wilde, Public News Service (UT) SALT LAKE CITY - Following passage in the state Senate on Wednesday, the Healthy Utah plan, which could provide health coverage for tens of thousands of Utah residents, now faces what some are calling an uphill battle in the House. Representative Ed Redd (R-Logan) is a physician and supports Healthy Utah, and says he is encouraged by the Senate's action. Redd says he hopes House…

CMS Announces Special Enrollment Period for Tax Season

20 February 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today a special enrollment period (SEP) for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes in states which use the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFM). This special enrollment period will allow those individuals and families who were unaware or didn’t understand the implications of this new requirement to enroll…

Utah Enrollment Numbers Way Up Over Last Year

20 February 2015
Utah's ACA Open Enrollment Numbers Way Up Over Last Year Troy Wilde, Public News Service (UT) SALT LAKE CITY - A total of 140,221 people in Utah signed up for a health-insurance plan through the Affordable Care Act during the open-enrollment period that ended Feb. 15, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Jason Stevenson, communications director at the Utah Health Policy Project, a nonprofit organization that helps people in Utah get…

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 HealthCare.gov 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…