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Utah Disparities Office Ethnic Community

Get Involved!
There are many ways to become involved in promoting multicultural health. Become more aware of issues affecting minority health and efforts to promote multicultural health by joining the Multicultural Health Listserv. If you have suggestions to improve the way the Utah Department of Health serves ethnic and racial minorities, share your ideas. Visit our event calendar to learn about ethnic events and cultural competence trainings. If you would like to formally direct government health program planning and spending decisions, apply to become a Utah Department of Health advisory committee or coalition member. People and organizations who work with or care about the health status of Utah minorities may join the Multicultural Health Network and collaborate with government agencies, healthcare providers and community-based organizations to eliminate health disparities in Utah. The Center offers technical assistance to community-based organizations working on multicultural health issues. The Utah Department of Health and other agencies offer grant opportunities for health projects focused on minority issues.

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Multicultural Health Listserv
Join our listserv to receive emails about ethnic health news and events. To join our listserv, contact

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Event Calendar

Learn about upcoming ethnic events and cultural competence trainings hosted by the Utah Department of Health, other government agencies, and community-based organizations. Full Screen Calendar

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Current Boards and Grantees

Advisory Boards

Disparities Office activities to address health disparities in healthcare access, birth outcomes and obesity are governed by Boards consisting of experts in these fields and representatives of minority populations. Board meetings are open to the public. Members of the public who wish to be included on the agenda must make a request at least four business days in advance of a Board meeting. To make such a request or to request copies of Board minutes or other documents, contact
Healthcare Access for Minorities Advisory Board

Amelia Self

Utah Department of Health, Refugee Program

Joyce Kim

Health Choice Utah

Dexter Pearce

Association for Utah Community Health

Kathleen Madsen

Hawaiian Cultural Center

Leanna Davis

Maliheh Free Clinic

Darrin Sluga

Salt Lake County Health Department

Adam Grimaldo Molina Healthcare

Guadalupe Tovar

Huntsman Cancer Institute

Heather Aiono

Community Faces of Utah

Erica Dahl

Intermountain Healthcare

Michelle Martin

Utah Department of Health, Oral Health

Elizabeth Craig Select Health
Rachelle Doucette People's Health Clinic
Michael Styles Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services
Ghulam Hasnain Somali Community Self Management Agency



Birth Outcomes for Minorities Advisory Board
Joyce Ah You The Queen Center

Deborah Ellis

Utah Department of Health, Division of Maternal and Child Health

Doriena Lee

Calvary Baptist Church

Paola Velez

Utah Department of Health, Women, Infants and Children Program

Suzanne Leonelli

Utah Department of Health, Office of Home Visiting

Prenatal Program

Comunidades Unidas

Eric Christensen Utah Department of Health, Neonatal Follow-up
Julie Drake March of Dimes

Cathy Endicott

Children's Service Society

Sarah Simons

Utah County Health Department




Funded Partners

The following community partners have grants from the Office of Health Disparities Reduction to address health disparities in Utah minority populations from September 2012 to August 2015.
Target Population
Health Area
Geographic Area
Calvary Baptist Church
African Americans/Blacks
Birth Outcomes/Infant Mortality
Weber, Davis Counties
The Queen Center
Pacific Islanders/Hawaiian Natives
Birth Outcomes/Infant Mortality
Salt Lake & UtahCounties
Centro Hispano
Access to health care
Utah County
Maliheh Free Clinic
Access to health care
Salt Lake County
Somali Self Management Agency
Refugee Communities
Access to health care
Salt Lake County
The People’s Health Clinic
Access to health care
Summit & Wasatch Counties
Hawaiian Civic Club/Cultural Center
Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders
Access to health care
Salt Lake County

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Request Technical Assistance
The Office can assist Utah Department of Health programs, local health department programs, and community-based organizations with cultural competence trainings, seeking ethnic community members for coalitions and advisory boards, and linguistic services. For more details and to make a request, see

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Grant Opportunities
Grant opportunities related to improving ethnic and racial minority health and eliminating health disparities are included in every issue of The CONNECTION. These are only partial lists of the grant opportunities that may exist at the Department of Health and other organizations.

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The CONNECTION Newsletter
The Office of Health Disparities Reduction publishes this newsletter to inform our community partners about efforts to reduce health disparities. Every issue of The CONNECTION includes grant opportunities, job opportunities, upcoming events and articles about cultural competence and health disparity issues.To be notified when a newsletter is completed, join our listserv. To join, contact

The Connection: The Utah Department of Health Center for Multicultural Health Newsletter

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