News and Updates

HealthInsight Launches Patient and Family Advisory Council

03 April 2014
HealthInsight, a private, non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to improving health and health care, has recently launched The Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC). The purpose of the PFAC is to gain a deeper understanding of care through the sharing of stories and personal experiences. Healthinsight’s PFAC provides an educated perspective of all patients and families by bringing authenticity, empowerment, respect, and inspiration to the design and delivery of health care systems and strives to improve…

New Clinic to Make Utah a Healthier Place

28 March 2014
On March 27th, Mayor Ben McAdams and Mayor JoAnn Seghini cut the ribbon on Mid-Valley Health Clinic in Midvale which is operated by Utah Partners for Health. Community members, local supporters, and the media came out to join in the festivities and tour the clinic.  UPFH received funding from the United States Department of Health and Human Services in September 2013 to support a new clinic that will provide access to quality preventive and primary health…

HHS Releases Security Risk Assessment Tool for HIPAA Compliance

28 March 2014
A new security risk assessment (SRA) tool to help guide health care providers in small to medium sized offices conduct risk assessments of their organizations is now available from HHS. The SRA tool is the result of a collaborative effort by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The tool is designed to help practices conduct and document a risk assessment in a thorough,…

Fourth Street Clinic Patients Await Medicaid Decision

19 March 2014
Members of the Fourth Street Clinic's Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) recently wrote a powerful editorial for the Deseret News expressing concern over the "coverage gap" created by the lack of a Medicaid Expansion.  "For most of us — as well as for most Utahns who are homeless — Fourth Street Clinic is our only source of health care because they do not require health insurance or payment. Most of us don’t have health insurance, because…

Mountainlands Opens New Healthcare Clinic in Vernal

19 March 2014
Mountainlands Family Health Center, a Provo-based health center organization, has opened a new clinic in Vernal in additional to service sites in Provo and Payson. Mountainlands received funding from the United States Department of Health and Human Services in September 2013 to support a new clinic that will provide access to quality preventive and primary health care for over 3,300 residents of Uintah, Duchesne, and Daggett counties, including those who are uninsured. The funding was made…

40,000 Utahns Now Have Health Insurance Plans Under ACA

14 March 2014
A reported 40,000 Utahns have signed up for private insurance plans available through the Affordable Care Act, according to Jason Stevenson, education and communications director at the Utah Health Policy Project, which helps guide people through the ACA. What’s more, he says, the state leads the nation in young adults getting health coverage. He cites a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that shows Utah is number one for registering 18…

PCMH/QI Conference Scholarship Opportunity

13 March 2014
AUCH has an exciting scholarship opportunity due to last-minute pass-through funds from the Utah Department of Health that must be used by June 30th, 2014. The scholarship of $1,000 per organization is for you or someone from your quality improvement team to attend a quality improvement conference. These funds can go toward any conference-related costs. Criteria: Conferences must incorporate PCMH or Quality Improvement themes Conference attendance must be before June 30th, 2014 Individuals attending must…

Free Training Opportunities Available through Primary Care for Older Adults (PCOA)

13 March 2014
Evidence shows that primary care settings are seeing more and more elderly patients. In order to ensure nurse practitioners have the tools they need to effectively care for these patients, The National Nursing Centers Consortium is working with the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and The Consortium of NY Geriatric Education Centers (NYCGEC) on a national online education initiative called "Primary Care for Older Adults" (PCOA).  PCOA is designed for advance practice nurses and consists…

"Pharmacist to Treat" Funding Opportunity

12 March 2014
The Healthy Living through Environment Policy and Improved Clinical Care (EPICC) Program, housed within the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) is seeking proposals for sustainable projects that will improve chronic disease care by promoting the use of clinical pharmacists as integral members of the healthcare team. The goal of this funding is to support health systems as they develop and implement new policies and procedures. All projects should include the following components: The use of…

Midtown South Salt Lake Medical Clinic Open House

07 March 2014
On Monday April 7th at 10:00am, Midtown Community Health Center will celebrate the opening of the new South Salt Lake Medical Clinic. Midtown invites both the public and media to join in the Grand Opening festivities. 10:00am - Words from Mayor Wood/Ribbon Cutting 10:30am - 12:00pm - Refreshments and Tours Midtown Community Health Center provides comprehensive primary care services to area residents. Language translation and a sliding fee are offered.    

Mid-Valley Health Clinic Grand Opening

07 March 2014
On Thursday March 27th at 10:00am, Utah Partners for Health (UPFH) will celebrate the opening of the new Mid-Valley Health Clinic in Midvale with help from Mayors of Salt Lake County and Midvale. UPFH invites both the public and media to join in the Grand Opening festivities. UPFH received funding from the United States Department of Health and Human Services in September 2013 to support a new clinic that will provide access to quality preventive and primary health care for…