News and Updates

Love Utah Give Utah Goes Live on January 26th

19 January 2016
On March 31, 2016, the Community Foundation of Utah will host Love UT Give UT, a 24 hour day of giving for nonprofit organizations and schools across the state.  Utahns are recognized as the most generous in America, which is no surprise - last year, Utahns donated over $1.2 million to 500 schools and nonprofits in a single day for Love UT Give UT. This year, the goal is to raise $1.6 million  for the…

Accountable Health Communities Funding Opportunity

12 January 2016
CMS Announces Accountable Health Communities Funding Opportunity to Improve Community Linkages to Address SDOH The Accountable Health Communities Model is based on emerging evidence that addressing health-related socials needs through enhanced clinical-community linkages can improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Over a five-year period, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will implement and evaluate a three-track model based on promising service delivery approaches. Each track features interventions of varying intensity that link beneficiaries…

Deadline Extended for January 1st Coverage

16 December 2015
Due to the unprecedented demand and volume of consumers contacting the call center or visiting HealthCare.gov, the Health Insurance Marketplace is extending the deadline to sign-up for January 1st coverage until 11:59pm PST December 17. Hundreds of thousands have already selected plans over the last two days and approximately 1 million consumers have left their contact information to hold their place in line. The goal is to provide access to affordable coverage, and the additional 48…

Ellis R. Shipp Clinic Opens to Serve West Valley City

10 December 2015
Photo Courtesy of the Deseret News On Wednesday, December 9th, Community Health Centers, Inc. cut the ribbon on their new Ellis R. Shipp Clinic, located within the Salt Lake County Health Department's Ellis Shipp Public Health Center. The medical clinic space has been vacant for two years, and will provide care alongside the county clinic, which offers WIC and immunization services. Community Health Centers, Inc operates 8 clinics in Utah. The clinics provide affordable primary and…

Midtown Cuts Ribbon on New Homeless Health Center

07 December 2015
On Friday, December 4th, Midtown Community Health Center cut the ribbon on their new homeless healthcare clinic, Hope Community Health Center in Ogden. Housed within the Lantern House shelter, the clinic has been operating since September 2015, and is a key partner in ending homelessness in Northern Utah. The Hope Community Health Center supports individuals and families experiencing homeless by offering no-cost comprehensive primary medical, behavioral, and oral healthcare. Patients do not need to be a resident of…

Diabetes Prevention Funding Opportunity

16 November 2015
The Salt Lake Initiative for Diabetes Prevention and Hypertension Control (SLIDH) Program, operated by the Salt Lake County Health Department, is seeking applications from agencies who are interested in implementing the CDC-recognized National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) for priority populations (http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/).  Priority populations are defined as those population subgroups who experience racial/ethnic or socioeconomic disparities, including inadequate access to care, poor quality of care, or low income.  Salt Lake County Health Department is particularly focused…

November is National Diabetes Month

16 November 2015
National Diabetes month is observed every November to draw attention to diabetes and its effects on millions of Americans. The National Diabetes Education Program’s (NDEP) 2015 theme Diabetes Education and Support: Everyone Has a Role. What’s Yours? highlights the need for ongoing diabetes education and support among people with diabetes and those who care for them. Help people in your community and at your Health Center learn more about the importance of diabetes education and find resources. View…

Self-Monitoring Tied with Clinical Support Funding

10 November 2015
The Healthy Living through Environment Policy and Improved Clinical Care (EPICC) Program, housed within the Utah Department of Health (UDOH), is seeking proposals. The goal of this project is to promote team-based care and improve control of high blood pressure by working with interested primary care clinics to implement blood pressure self-monitoring tied with clinical support. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. VIEW THE REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS

Hypertension Management Interventions Funding

10 November 2015
The Salt Lake Initiative for Diabetes Prevention and Hypertension Control (SLIDH) Program, operated by the Salt Lake County Health Department, is seeking applications for hypertension management interventions from primary care clinics within Salt Lake County. It is anticipated that the RFA will result in a maximum of a $10,000 grant plus technical support from SLIDH staff and will be awarded to as many as four pharmacies within Salt Lake County.  Applications are due November 30th 2015…

Midtown Recognized at Intermountain Healthcare Gala

27 October 2015
Midtown Community Health Center was recognized at the Intermountain Foundation McKay-Dee Hospital gala for the exceptional work they do to support the healthcare needs of women, children, and all those who need assistance in Ogden! See the video here.

HHS Launches System to Improve Disaster Preparedness

13 October 2015
Health and emergency preparedness professionals now have access to the nation’s first and most comprehensive system of resources designed specifically to help communities better prepare for and manage the health impacts of disasters. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) features resource materials, a help line, just-in-time suggestions and tools to share information…