CDC Investigation Shows Youth Suicides in Utah Increasing

(Salt Lake City, UT) – The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) observed a 141.3% increase in suicides among Utah youth aged 10-17 from 2011 to 2015, compared to an increase...
Last updated: November 30, 2017

News Advisory: CDC Investigation Shows Youth Suicides in Utah Increasing

WHAT: The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) will release the findings of an investigation conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on youth suicide in Utah. Study...
Last updated: November 29, 2017

Public Health Launches New Campaign to Fight Hepatitis A

(Salt Lake City, UT) – Utah public health officials are investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to a national outbreak involving several other states. Dr. Angela Dunn, deputy state...
Last updated: November 28, 2017

Utah Department of Health Awarded National Accreditation

(Salt Lake City, UT) – The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) this week awarded national accreditation status to the Utah Department of Health (UDOH). The national accreditation program, jointly supported...
Last updated: November 21, 2017

Utah’s Rural Hospitals Continue to Buck Nationwide Trend of Closure

(Salt Lake City, UT) – Since 2010, 82 rural hospitals across the country have closed, in part due to changes in policies which tend to reward hospitals that do a...
Last updated: November 8, 2017

Utah Hospitals Show Some Improvement on Healthcare-associated Infections

(Salt Lake City, UT) – The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) has released the 2016 report of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in licensed hospitals and dialysis facilities in Utah.* The report...
Last updated: November 2, 2017

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