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Family Health and Preparedness


The Division of Family Health and Preparedness consists of the Office of the Director, which supervises Bureau and Office Directors over:

Many of these programs work in partnership with Local Health Departments and others in the community to provide effective and efficient programs to the public. The Office of the Director assures that all programs in the division are effectively pursuing optimal health outcomes for Utah’s most vulnerable populations in selected areas, including programs for women, infants, children, disabled, elderly, those needing emergency services, low income, and populations facing health disparities; and, assuring a high level of readiness and preparedness for potential disasters (natural or human caused). The office consists of the Director, the Administrative Secretary, and the Financial Resources program. The Financial Resources program provides basic support services to the Division's numerous programs, grants, and contracts.

The mission of the Division of Family Health and Preparedness is to assure basic levels of quality care for the most vulnerable citizens of the State of Utah. This quality assurance is accomplished through the use of regulatory standards, processes, and authorities. The division additionally works to achieve continuous improvement and evidence-based decision making both internally to the division, and externally through the numerous programs that we operate.

Paul R. Patrick
Division Director
PO Box 142002
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2002


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