DHHS News

EMS Awards Ceremony

May 21, 2024 DRAPER — The Utah Department of Health and Human Services and Utah Department of Public Safety recognized emergency medical services professionals for heroic and lifesaving work, excellence...
Last updated: May 24, 2024

The tools of a dentist, the tools of change

Commencement exercises for the Class of 2024, University of Utah School of Dentistry Dr. Jennifer Strohecker, PharmDUtah Department of Health and Human Services Director, Division Of Integrated Healthcare andState Medicaid...
Last updated: May 21, 2024

Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) welcomes new medical examiner

The office is also newly accredited Salt Lake City—Dr. Deirdre Amaro is the state’s new medical examiner and comes to us from the University of Missouri in Columbia. She replaces...
Last updated: May 9, 2024

El Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Utah (DHHS) da la bienvenida a nuevo médico forense

La oficina también está recién acreditada Salt Lake City—La Dra. Deirdre Amaro es la nueva médico forense del estado y llega procedente de la Universidad de Missouri en Columbia. Ella...
Last updated: May 9, 2024

Healthy Places Index illustrates neighborhood health factors and shows opportunities to improve conditions

Salt Lake City—An updated online tool allows Utahns to research the overall health of their communities based on factors such as education, housing, or clean air. The Utah Department of...
Last updated: April 24, 2024

El Índice de Lugares Saludables ilustra los factores de salud de los vecindarios y muestra cómo mejorar las mismas

Salt Lake City – Una herramienta en línea actualizada permite a los habitantes de Utah investigar la salud general de sus comunidades en función de factores como la educación, la...
Last updated: April 24, 2024

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News releases and media statements

Spanish news releases and media statements

We strive to provide all news releases and media statements in Spanish. Our language access team can provide translation services by contacting them at languageaccess.utah.gov.  

Our graphic and writing standards

Our agency name is the Utah Department of Health and Human Services. Use DHHS if an acronym is needed. 

  • DHHS graphic standards—This guide outlines how to use our logo, colors, fonts, and imagery in printed and electronic media. 
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  • DHHS writing style guide—This guide creates clear and consistent language and tone across all written products, both internal and external to our agency.

Media guides and safe messaging

How we talk about suicide, mental health, and traumatic events matters. When we follow safe messaging guidelines, we contribute to a hopeful narrative about triumph over adversity. We communicate that support is available. Safe messaging promotes resiliency, encourages help-seeking, publicizes prevention successes, and encourages actions to help prevent suicide. 

When writing about suicide, mental health, or traumatic events follow safe messaging guidelines. Here are some of our favorite resources.