Author: Get Healthy Utah

2020-2021 Get Healthy Utah Partnership Awards

Each year, Get Healthy Utah gives Partnership Awards to organizations that have collaborated across sectors to significantly improve community health. This year at the Fall 2021 Get Healthy Utah Stakeholder Retreat, Partnership Awards were presented to five recipients. Three awards were presented for work done in 2020 and two awards were presented for work done […]

Fall 2021 Get Healthy Utah Stakeholder Retreat

The Fall 2021 Get Healthy Utah Stakeholder Retreat was held in-person on October 7th in Salt Lake City. Attendees represented various sectors that have an upstream impact on community health, such as healthcare, public health, city leadership, businesses, transportation, and education. The retreat focused on the importance of leveraging cross-sector collaboration to improve the conditions […]

Virtual Information Session: Medicaid Coverage of the National Diabetes Prevention Program

On June 30, 2021, Get Healthy Utah held a virtual information session on type 2 diabetes, the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP), and the importance of Medicaid coverage. During the information session, Representative Suzanne Harrison introduced upcoming legislation that would allow Medicaid coverage of the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Utah. A recording of […]

Get Healthy Utah is Hiring!

Get Healthy Utah is hiring a new Executive Director! Get Healthy Utah is looking for a dynamic and motivated individual to serve as the Executive Director. The Executive Director is the key management leader of Get Healthy Utah.  The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization.  Other […]

May 2021 Get Healthy Utah Stakeholder Retreat

The Annual Get Healthy Utah Stakeholder Retreat was held virtually on May 5, 2021. The event focused on the One Utah Roadmap.  Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson provided the keynote address. The closing session focused on the Healthy Utah Community designation program.  During the Stakeholder Retreat, presenters and participants met in breakout sessions to discuss sections […]

The Benefits of a School Wellness Policy

What is a wellness policy? A wellness policy creates a safe and healthy environment for students and staff to practice lifelong healthy habits. The school community (which includes parents, students, food service professionals, physical education teachers, school health professionals, community health partners, school nurses, the LEA board, and administrators) is encouraged to participate in the […]

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 […]