Thursday, February 16, 2017

Registration is now open for the 2017 Health Services Research Conference

The Utah Partnership for Value and Utah's Annual Health Services Research (HSR) Meeting hosted by Intermountain Healthcare and the University of Utah have designed an innovative day-long conference that will focus on improving patient engagement and patient centered outcomes in Utah.

Patients, researchers, providers, policymakers, and payors are invited to the event.

The event is being co-designed with stakeholders from Intermountain Healthcare, the University of Utah, Community Faces of Utah, Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable, and the Utah Health Policy Project, and will feature presentations and facilitated discussion.

Participants will engage in breakout sessions to address health services research questions as well as provide community member input into patient centered outcomes research design, inquiry, and ongoing participation.

See the agenda and get more information here.

SOAR to Health and Wellness Live Webinars

SOAR training logoMany victims of human trafficking come into contact with health care and social service professionals and remain unidentified. Potential victims can present with a wide-range of physical and psychological health issues and social service needs. The SOAR to Health and Wellness training aims to educate health care and social service professionals on how to identify, treat, and respond appropriately to potential victims of human trafficking.

1:00 pm EST – 1:50 pm EST                        Introduction and Stop (50 min)
1:50 pm EST – 1:55 pm EST                        Break (5 min)
1:55 pm EST – 2:40 pm EST                        Observe (45 min)
2:40 pm EST – 3:25 pm EST                        Ask (45 min)
3:25 pm EST – 3:30 pm EST                        Break (5 min)
3:30 pm EST – 4:10 pm EST                        Respond (40 min)
Training Calendar

Target Audience
This activity is designed to educate health care and social service professionals on how to identify, treat, and respond appropriately to potential victims of human trafficking. The target audience includes: physicians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, registered nurses, dentists, psychologists, social workers, case managers, school counselors, public health professionals, and health education specialists.
Educational Objectives
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
  • Describe the types of human trafficking in the United States
  • Recognize possible indicators of human trafficking
  • Demonstrate how to identify and respond to potential trafficking victims
  • Respond appropriately to potential human trafficking in your community
  • Share the importance of human trafficking awareness and responsiveness with others in your work environment 
Requirements for CME/CE Credit 
Please read the requirements for CME/CE credit prior to registration to ensure proper selection of appropriate continuing education credit and to review complete accreditation information. Failure to comply with the requirements noted will prohibit you from earning proper credit. You can read these requirements at

To sign up for SOAR updates, including new webinar and in person training dates, please email​

Recruiting participants for Vietnamese dementia caregiver study

Study Title:  Our Family Journey Program for Vietnamese American Dementia Caregivers

This is a research study to see if a new Vietnamese program can enhance the quality of life of people who care for persons with dementia or related condition, or significant memory loss/confusion.  Dr. Van Ta Park from San José State University is conducting this study. Participants will receive a $100 giftcard and a Certificate of Completion from San Jose State University and Stanford University School of Medicine. Interested participants should email or call, (408) 924-2988.

Climate & Health Symposium

Salt Lake County Health Department is holding a Climate & Health Symposium to bring together a diverse audience of health professionals, climate experts, and the general public to study and discuss the local health impacts of climate change. The symposium’s goal is to increase understanding of the public health issues climate change presents, and to encourage discussion on how to build a healthier, more resilient community. You can register for this free event at:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Office of Minority Health Funding Opportunities

New Funding Opportunity Announcements

The HHS Office of Minority Health has issued four new funding opportunity announcements. Share with your network and learn more about how to apply!
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Minority HealthAmerican Indian/Alaska Native Health Equity Initiative (AI/AN Health Equity Initiative)
Announcement Number: MP-AIA-17-001
Estimated Funding Level: $2 million per budget period
Application Deadline: April 3, 2017, 5:00 pm ET
Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II): Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Community Policing Approaches
Announcement Number: MP-YEP-17-001
Estimated Funding Level: $3.6 million per budget period
Application Deadline: April 4, 2017, 5:00 pm ET
National Lupus Outreach and Clinical Trial Education Program (Lupus Program)Announcement Number: CPI-MP-17-002
Estimated Funding Level: $2 million ($1 million for each Priority)
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017, 5:00 pm ET
Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity (Partnership) 
Announcement Number: MP-CPI-17-001
Estimated Funding Level: $4.7 million per budget period
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017, 5:00 pm ET