UDOH Releases New Medicaid Waiver Proposal

(Salt Lake City, UT) – The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) today released a proposal to increase the federal share of the costs associated with expanding the state’s Medicaid program while accepting...
Last updated: May 31, 2019

State Officials Review Opioid-related Deaths in Utah

(Salt Lake City, UT) – In response to the growing opioid epidemic, the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) established an Opioid Fatality Review Committee (OFRC) to conduct in-depth reviews on...
Last updated: May 29, 2019

Serving Utah Moms and Babies for 35 Years: Pregnancy Risk Line provides expert guidance on pregnancy and breastfeeding concerns

(Salt Lake City, UT) – When a question comes up during pregnancy about what pain medications are safe to take or whether you can paint your soon-to-be baby’s nursery room,...
Last updated: May 17, 2019

News Advisory: Serving Utah Moms and Babies for 35 Years

What: The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) will host a press conference and tour of the Pregnancy Risk Line call center to celebrate 35 years of service to Utah moms,...
Last updated: May 16, 2019

Public Health Officials and Local Health System Officials Worry about Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

(Salt Lake City, UT) – In light of the nationwide measles outbreak and recent cases of mumps in Utah, public health officials have an important message about vaccinations. “Although we...
Last updated: May 2, 2019

Medically Complex Children’s Waiver Opens Enrollment

Medicaid Program Now Accepting Applications for 100 New Participants What: The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Medically Complex Children’s Waiver will open enrollment today and accept applications until Wednesday, May...
Last updated: May 1, 2019

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