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 […]

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 www.choosehealth.utah.gov. Next time you hop in […]

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 […]

Worksite Wellness Policies

The average time people spend being sedentary has increased significantly to over 6 hours a day.  In fact, only about half of Utah adults participate in the recommended amount of physical activity. A lack of time, energy, and convenience can make it difficult to be healthy. However, health starts where people live, work, and play.  […]

Make Connections at the Move Utah Summit

The Move Utah Summit is the only event of its kind in Utah! The Summit will highlight how transportation and land use decisions directly affect our health and the health of our communities.  Hear from nationally renowned speakers, participate in interactive sessions and mobile tours, and network with industry experts and key decision-makers from across […]

Get Healthy Utah is Hiring a Program Coordinator

Get Healthy Utah is seeking a qualified individual to work as a full-time Program Coordinator. Principal Duties  The Program Coordinator will: Conduct outreach to stakeholders Participate in coalitions and workgroups Facilitate partnership meetings Give presentations to professional and public audiences Help assess the needs and priorities of various populations using appropriate assessment tools Assist to […]

5th Annual Get Healthy Utah Stakeholder Retreat

On April 17, 2019 Get Healthy Utah held its 5th Annual Stakeholder Retreat.  Over 120 stakeholders from a variety of sectors, including healthcare, business, public health, transportation, and education came together to discuss ways to improve the health of Utahns.  The focus of the day was on how we can better address social determinants of […]