Monday, August 14, 2017

SAMHSA – New Behavioral Health Barometer Reports Provide In-Depth, State-Level Data

SAMHSA released the fourth edition of its Behavioral Health Barometer state reports. These reports include data about key issues such as the prevalence of substance use, serious thoughts of suicide, serious mental illness, and treatment, for each state and the District of Columbia. The findings are presented by age, gender, racial and ethnic categories, poverty status, and health insurance status. The reports can assist policymakers and public health providers in targeting programs and interventions to reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders on America's communities.

Primary Health Coverage Available for Uninsured Adults

For Immediate Release:  
Monday, 14 August 2017
Media Contact: 
Kolbi Young
(o) 801-538-6847 
(m) 801-231-6350 

Primary Health Coverage Available for Uninsured Adults
Primary Care Network opens enrollment today

What: Utah’s Primary Care Network (PCN) will open enrollment today. PCN is a primary preventive health coverage plan for uninsured adults. Benefits include physician services, prescriptions, dental services, eye exams, emergency room visits, birth control, and general preventive services.

Why: Since December 2015, PCN has not accepted new applications for adults without dependent children. Beginning today, all uninsured Utah adults may apply online, by mail, or in person to receive primary health care.
Who: Adults who meet the following requirements may apply:
  • Age 19 through 64
  • U.S. citizens or legal residents
  • Not covered by other health insurance
  • Meet income guidelines (e.g., a family of 4 with a maximum income of $23,376 per year)
  • Not qualified for Medicaid
  • Have no access to Medicare or Veterans benefits
  • Have no access to student health insurance (as full-time students)
When: PCN will accept applications for all adults from August 14-28, 2017.  PCN enrollment for parents/caretaker relatives will stay open and accept applications at any time.
Where: Apply online at or call the PCN hotline at 1-888-222-2542.


2018 Abstinence Ed & PREP Funding Applications from Salt Lake County Health Department

2018 Abstinence Ed & PREP Funding Applications 

Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) is seeking proposals for Abstinence and Personal Responsibility Education Programs (PREP). SLCoHD is seeking to sub-contract with community agencies providing services to adolescents and families residing within Salt Lake County. Agencies are eligible to apply for abstinence education, personal responsibility education or both. All agencies providing services to adolescents and families are eligible and encouraged to apply. Click here for more information.

ACE (Arts Culture and Events) Fund Orientation 2017

Please join the ACE (Arts Culture and Events) Fund team to hear about exciting changes in our program this year and how to apply! Events of all types and sizes are invited to apply for Salt Lake City funding to help support our community. Attendance is not required to apply but highly encouraged. 

Questions? Email Tina Heidorn (ACE Coordinator) at

Students to Service (S2S) Loan Repayment Program – Opening Soon

Funding Opportunities

Students to Service (S2S) Loan Repayment ProgramOpening Soon.  This month, the National Health Service Corp (NHSC) will begin accepting applications for their 2018 Students to Service Loan Repayment Program, providing up to $120,000 in tax-free funds to pay for tuition and other fees for students in their final year of medical or dental school. In exchange for loan repayment students agree to work at NHSC-approved sites, in many cases rural areas, upon completion of their primary care residency training.  The two-month window for applications will begin in mid-August; interested students can sign up now to be notified when that happens.  

Friday, August 11, 2017

Community Health Center Week

It's Community Health Center Week!  
Here's how Utah is marking the occasion

Bear Lake Community Health Center, Open House
Garden City Clinic (325 W Logan Hwy, Garden City, UT 84028) - August 23rd 11:00 AM -2:00 PM

Carbon Medical Services Association, Health Fair,
East Carbon Clinic (305 Center St, East Carbon, UT 84520), August 17th, Time TBD

Family Healthcare, "Back to School" Day at the Clinics 
St George Clinic (25 N 100 E Suite 102, St George, UT 84770) - August 11th (all day)

Fourth Street Film Festival, Brewvies Cinema Pub - August 17th, 6:30 PM

Mountainlands Family Health Center, Health Fair
Mountainlands Family Health Center (589 S State St, Provo, Utah) - August 18th, 2:30 PM - 5 PM

Utah Navajo Health Systems, Various Clinic Locations (See attached flyer)
Teddy Bear Clinic - August 11th, 17th and 25th, 1 PM - 3 PM

Many of the smaller clinics are doing patient, and staff appreciation dinners, or hosting booths at local festivals. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

UDOH Job Posting - UBDN Epidemiologist

The Department of Health has an opening for a UBDN Epidemiologist, posting # 12791. The posting will close at midnight on August 202017 MST
In order to be considered for an interview for these positions, you will need to apply on-line at STATEJOBS.UTAH.GOV .  If you have not done so already, you will need to create a job seeker account.