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El Congreso establece la fecha para poner fin a la Inscripción Continua de Medicaid

 Utah ha estado planeando para esto por más de un año Salt Lake City – El 23 de diciembre de 2022, el Congreso aprobó y el presidente convirtió en ley...
Last updated: January 20, 2023

DHHS Statement: Congress establishes date to end continuous Medicaid enrollment

Utah has been planning for this for over a year Salt Lake City—On December 23, 2022, Congress approved and the President signed into law the FY 2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill.  While...
Last updated: December 23, 2022

DHHS giving drives benefit some of Utah’s most vulnerable

For Immediate Release Nov. 22, 2022 Salt Lake City — The Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is gathering donations for our annual Holiday Giving Drive, which helps...
Last updated: November 22, 2022

How Communities Respond After a Suicide Matters

A Safe Community Response to a Suicide Death Can Prevent Future Crises and Promote Healing Trigger warning: this article mentions suicide. If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental...
Last updated: November 7, 2022

Celebrating Our Legacy and Future of Public Health and Female Leadership in Utah

Salt Lake City—July 1 holds special significance for public health in Utah; this year commemorates the 165th anniversary of Dr. Martha Hughes Cannon’s birth and the first inaugural birthday of...
Last updated: July 1, 2022

CDC authorizes COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months and older

(Salt Lake City, UT) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued recommendations for vaccinating children 5 years of age and younger against COVID-19. The recommendation clears the...
Last updated: June 18, 2022

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