Welcome to DHHS!

We're glad you're here

We're going to do great things together

To our new friends,

Thank you for joining the Department of Health and Human Services. You are coming to a department whose staff have the following values:


We are accountable to each other and the people of Utah.

We are fair, consistent, and transparent as a government agency and as an employer.

Our clients can trust and depend on us, and we can rely on each other.


We are data-driven and embrace evidence-based approaches.

Our services consistently result in positive outcomes.

We streamline bureaucratic processes for employees and clients.

Our system is accessible and easy to navigate. We plan strategically to ensure efficiency and impact.


We are collaborative.

We are integrated into the communities we serve and responsive to their needs.

We want everyone in our HHS community to feel connected, aligned, appreciated, and supported.


We treat our clients and colleagues with kindness and compassion.

We provide services that are validating and trauma-informed.

We make sure everyone feels heard and supported.

We encourage one another and express appreciation.


We provide services that are accessible, safe, and unbiased.

We empower our clients and advocate for their needs.

We create a fair and inclusive workplace.

We address disparities and empower diverse voices.


We are creative problem solvers who rise to challenges.

We embrace scientific progress.

We are courageous, adaptable, and resilient.

We are always improving and increasing our impact.


We meet essential needs of the people we serve.

We are passionate about the important work that we do and proud of the impact we make.

Our leaders value our skills and recognize our our contributions.

Our service is a source of meaning in our lives.


We help each other.

We are responsive when people express their needs.

We empower people to be the agents of their own lives.

Our services treat the needs of the whole person.

Download printable and shareable posters of the DHHS values

We asked staff what kind of culture we should have at DHHS. Here are our 5 guiding principles:

  • Staff are our most important stakeholder.

  • Respect everyone as individuals (customers, partners, each other) and the perspectives they bring.

  • Communicate the "WHY.”

  • We are leaders, learners, and problem solvers.

  • Road to success is through mistakes well handled.

Useful links, documents, and information

Transition Update

A report highlighting the first steps as well as as challenges and goals for the move to DHHS.
Read the Report

Have a question?

Leadership has committed to holding regular Q&A time with staff. Have a question? Submit it here.

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Team DHHS intranet

Employee resources, HR links, timesheet and more. Log into your Utah ID to access.

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DHHS org charts

We're now about 6,200 strong. Check out how we're organized and who fits where.

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What we do

DHHS touches Utahns every day through our divisions, offices, and institutions.

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Meet our leaders

We created  a series of DHHS 101 shorts for anyone new to our department.

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