Year: 2020

Ensuring That All Utahns Have the Opportunity to Be Healthy Now and in the Future

Social and economic conditions where we live, work, and play can impact our health status. These include income, affordable housing, safe places to walk, healthy food access, discrimination, and health care coverage. These conditions are connected and impact an individuals’ ability to be healthy. While Utah is typically recognized as one of the healthiest states, […]

Improving Employee Health Through Diabetes Prevention Virtual Summit

Get Healthy Utah is proud to have partnered with Comagine Health, Intermountain Healthcare, Utah Department of Health, and University of Utah Health to host the free virtual summit for worksites Improving Employee Health Through Diabetes Prevention: A Lifestyle Change Prevention Program That Works. Prediabetes affects 1 out of 3 adults. Without intervention, 15-30% of these […]

Using Analytics to Manage Deferred Care During COVID-19

Jeff Hummel, MD, MPH Medical Director, Health Care Informatics, Comagine Health Meredith Agen, MBA Vice President, Health Care Analytics, Comagine Health The COVID-19 pandemic has seemed both distant and confusing to many Americans. Distant because unless one is tracking public health data, it can be difficult to see how this slow motion pandemic is progressing, […]

Pavement for Prevention

Guest Post By, Brett McIff Brett McIff, PhD is the Physical Activity Coordinator for the EPICC Program at the Utah Department of Health.  His research has focused on the perception of the built environment as it pertains to physical activity levels.  Find out more about the EPICC Program at Next time you hop in […]

Rural Health Association of Utah Annual Conference Webinar

Rural communities often have poorer health outcomes than non-rural communities. This is due, in part, to barriers to accessing healthy food, opportunities for physical activity, and mental health resources. The Rural Health Association of Utah works to address these barriers and provide a unified voice to promote and enhance the quality of rural health in […]

Healthy Habits While Working From Home

A new, and timely, report from the Utah Foundation examines trends and challenges related to teleworking. Findings include: Teleworking seems to have a positive effect on productivity and employee retention, as well as lowering absenteeism. There are significant potential financial benefits for employers beyond increased productivity. There are concerns about telework; research suggests that two-thirds […]

Remaining Physically Active While Staying Home

Gyms, recreational facilities, schools, and extracurricular activities are cancelled. While we are all doing our part to stay home and maintain proper social distancing, it is important to be physically active. Physical activity improves muscle and bone strength, reduces risk of chronic disease, helps with healthy body weight, and improves mental health. Physical activity at […]

It’s an Exciting Time for Healthy Food Access in Utah!

Guest Blog Post By, Kate Wheeler, Child Nutrition Specialist, Utah State Board of Education Kate works on farm to fork and local procurement initiatives. Kate has an MPH from Emory University. Prior to joining the team at USBE, she worked with various food access programs in Oregon, Atlanta, and overseas. Eating food that is both […]

Utah State Board of Education Provides Best Practices for Recess

The Utah State Board of Education has provided Best Practice for Recess Guidelines. While not mandated, the guidelines support the Utah State Board of Education’s Strategic Plan Safe and Healthy Schools Goal that every student can learn in a safe and healthy school environment. Why Recess Matters Physical Activity and Obesity The CDC recommends that […]