News and Updates

Cooperative Agreements for Tribal Behavioral Health

25 April 2014
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Projects of Regional and National Significance- Cooperative Agreements for Tribal Behavioral Health (Native Connections Grants) Funding Opportunity Number: SM-14-013 CFDA Number: 93.243 Expected Number of Awards: 20 awards at $200,000 each Due: June 17, 2014 PURPOSE: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 Tribal Behavioral Health (Short Title: Native Connections) grants. The purpose of this…

Rural Access to Emergency Device Grant Opportunity

24 April 2014
Expected Number of Awards: 3 Grant Awards at no more than $150,000 each CFDA Number(s): 93.259 -- Rural Access to Emergency Devices Grant and Public Access to Defibrillation Demonstration Grant Grant Number: HRSA-14-129 Closing Date: April 30th, 2014 PURPOSE: The purpose of this grant program is to: 1) purchase automated external defibrillators (AEDs) that have been approved, or cleared for marketing, by the Food and Drug Administration; 2) provide defibrillator and basic life support training…

Effective Triage System Training

24 April 2014
Triage is tricky – ECRI can help you learn how to do it better. Understanding and regularly examining your organization’s triage process is essential. ECRI Institute, on behalf of HRSA, is presenting a free webinar, Building and Maintaining an Effective Triage System, to provide guidance for health centers and free clinics on what they should have in place to run a robust and safe triage system. Sessions will be held on May 13 (at 10:00…

KFF Releases "Utah Health Care Landscape" Factsheet

18 April 2014
On April 17th the Kaiser Family Foundation Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured released "The Utah Health Care Landsacpe" factsheet highlighting the following: Demographics State Economy Population Health Coverage Medicaid Health Insurance Marketplace Safety Net From the KFF: "The Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into full effect on January 1, 2014, ushering in health insurance reforms and new health coverage options in Utah and across the country. Individuals who have newly gained coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace…

Mountainlands Family Health Center - Vernal Grand Opening

17 April 2014
On Tuesday April 29th at 11:00am, Mountainlands Family Health Center (MFHC) will celebrate the opening of Mountainlands Family Health Center - Vernal with help from Uintah County Commissioner Darlene Burns and Grant Administrator Heather Hoyt, TriCounty Health Department Director Joseph Shaffer, and Northeastern Counseling Director Kyle Snow. MFHC invites both the public and media to join in the Grand Opening festivities. MFHC received funding, made available through The Affordable Care Act, from the United States Department of…

New Meaningful Use Calculator Helps Providers Attest to Stage 2

08 April 2014
CMS has release an online tool which allows providers to test whether or not they would successfully demonstrate Stage 2 meaningful use for the EHR Incentive Programs. Like the Stage 1 Calculator, eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) can enter and review their data for each measure. The tool then calculates whether or not you will successfully demonstrate Stage 2 of meaningful use. A results page explains why you may or may…

LGBT Health Education Webinars

08 April 2014
The National LGBT Health Education Center is hosting montlh webinars on how to improve the health care of LGBT people. They provide a monthly webinar series that features key topics on LGBT health and offer CME/CEU credit. To be informed of the dates for this series, sign up for their email updates. The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health…

Newborn Screening Data Repository Funding Opportunity

08 April 2014
Newborn Screening Data Repository and Technical Assistance Center Eligibility: As cited in the Public Health Service Act, § 1109 (42 U.S.C. 300b-8), eligible applicants include a State or a political subdivision of a State; a consortium of two (2) or more States or political subdivisions of States; a territory; a health facility or program operated by or pursuant to a contract with or grant from the Indian Health Service; or any other entity with appropriate expertise…

April is National Minority Health Month!

04 April 2014
April is National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minorities. This year's theme is "Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equality," which emdoies the ambitious goal put forward by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Srevices to achieve "a nation free of disparities in health and health care." Utah's Health Centers are helping achieve this goal as more than half of their patients are from…

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…