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December 31, 2003 - Healthy New Year's Resolutions For Young and Old
December 19, 2003 - 2003 Performance Report Rates Utah's Health Plans
December 17, 2003 - Tobacco and Hollywood: Behind the Scenes - Phoenix Alliance Sends a Message to Hollywood
December 16, 2003 - Korhonen Named New Deputy Director of Health
December 12, 2003 - Utah Public Health Officials Prioritize Remaining Influenza Vaccine and Urge Sick Utahns to Stay Home
December 10, 2003 - Ask for a Mask When Visiting Health Care Buildings - UDOH Launches New Respiratory Illness Control Effort
(Link to PDF copies of the Ask for a Mask poster and bookmarks. )
December 9, 2003 - Utah Department of Health Announces New Program to Connect People with Affordable Prescriptions
December 5, 2003 - Influenza Vaccine Still Available in Utah

November 26, 2003 - Utah's Influenza Cases Continue to Rise
November 25, 2003 - Educators Get Schooled in Student Injuries
November 25, 2003 - School Injury Fact Sheet 2003
November 19, 2003 - Help A Child Hear This Holiday Season
November 13, 2003 - Influenza Cases Now Reported in Four Utah Counties
November 7 - Primary Care Network Reaching Capacity - Utahns Encouraged to Get Covered at Work
November 5, 2003 - Utahns with Diabetes at Risk for Heart Disease and Stroke

October 29, 2003 - UDOH Recommends Second Trimester Dental Cleaning to Help Reduce the Chance of Babies Born Too Early & Too Small - UDOH Pilots First Medicaid Intervention Study for Pregnant Women

October 24, 2003 - Study Shows Emergency Departments Could Play Larger Role In Detecting, Reporting Domestic Abuse

October 23, 2003 - UDOH Appoints Director of CHIP and Primary Care Network
October 20, 2003 - UDOH Launches Next Phase of the Highly Successful "I Did It!" Campaign
October 15, 2003 - West Nile Virus Monitoring Ends for 2003
October 6, 2003 - Utah Department of Health to Launch Phase Three of Long Term Care Program
October 3, 2003 - Step Right Up and Fight Big Tobacco - Annual Truth From Youth Advertising Contest

September 29, 2003 - Influenza Vaccine Available for 2003-04 Season
September 23, 2003 - Increase in Pertussis Cases Along Wasatch Front
September 19, 2003 - Utah Has First Human West Nile Virus Case
September 12, 2003 - Utah's Asthma Plan will be Released at the Utah Asthma Summit
September 11, 2003 - Utah Public Health Receives $15 Million for Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response
September 10, 2003 - Utah's Comprehensive Tobacco Prevention and Control Program Reports Significant Progress

August 29, 2003 - Rod Betit Accepts Leadership Position in Alaska
August 28, 2003 - Department of Health to Hold Public Hearing on Budget

August 22, 2003 - CHANGING HISTORY: Make September a Drowning-Free Month
August 15, 2003 - West Nile Virus Found in Utah
August 12, 2003 - Reports Examine Health in Utah's Local Health Districts
August 6, 2003 - The Utah Department of Health Announces a "Click to Quit" Tobacco Resource
August 1, 2003 - Utah Department of Health Now Accepting Applications to Get Utahns Covered At Work

July 31 - Utah Receives National Recognition for Most Improved Infant Immunization Levels
July 23, 2003 - Outsmarting the Great Outdoors - Strategies for Safe Summer Camping
July 21, 2003 - Utah Public Health Continues to Watch for West Nile Virus Activity
July 17, 2003 - UDOH Celebrates Anniversaries of Health Insurance Programs - 78,000 Utahns Served
July 1, 2003 - New Birth and Death Certificate Fees

June 30, 2003 - CHIP to Open Enrollment Just in Time for Back To School
June 26, 2003 - Sixty Youth Vie for Top Honors at Truth Extreme Games
June 23, 2003 - Utahns urged to "Take the Test and Take Control" With Free Confidential HIV Testing
June 6, 2003 - Health Agencies Awarded Grant to Help Prevent Accutane (isotretinoin)-Related Birth Defects
June 3, 2003 - Utah Schools Medal for Physical Activity and Nutrition Efforts

May 31, 2003 - New Utah Department of Health Program Will Get Utahns Covered At Work
May 27, 2003 - "World No Tobacco Day" Calls Attention to Excessive Tobacco Use in Film and Fashion
May 23, 2003 - Utahns Heading Outdoors Urged to Fight the Bite - Protect with DEET from Dusk Through Dawn
May 22, 2003 - Utah Department of Health Announces New Director of Vital Statistics
May 21, 2003 - Twenty-Nine Utah Youth Receive Awards for Entries in TRUTH Awards Ceremony
May 19, 2003 - Emergency Medical Services Week and Awards - EMS, When It Matters Most

May 16, 2003 - Utahns More Susceptible to Skin Cancer - New Awareness Campaign reminds Utahns "Don't Take the Sun Lightly"

May 14, 2003 - Utah Youth Invited to TRUTH Awards Ceremony and Party, May 21st at The Gateway

May 8, 2003 - Active Influenza Monitoring Concluded for the 2002-2003 Influenza Season

May 7, 2003 - Small Steps to Prevent Diabetes Give Big Rewards

April 30, 2003 - UDOH Launches  Tobacco Education Campaign for Native Americans
April 22, 2003 - Two Additional Utah SARS Cases Test Positive for Coronavirus; Travel Alert Issued for Toronto, Canada

April 22, 2003 - Prescription Frequency for ADHD Studied in Utah Children

April 13, 2003 - Baby Your Baby Says 13 is a Lucky Number

April 10, 2003 - Infant Immunization Week Kicks Off with National Award

April 7, 2003 - CHIP Appropriation Will Insure More Kids, Expand Benefits

March 26, 2003 - Utah Department of Health to Kick-Off Phase Two  of the Successful "I Did It!" Anti-tobacco Campaign
March 25, 2003 - Utah Governor, First Lady Leavitt Receive Award for Leadership in Child Health

March 21, 2003 - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Two possible Utah cases identified Utah Public Health Officials Stress that State is Prepared

February 27, 2003 - Undiagnosed Diabetes Targeted by New Awareness Campaign
February 26, 2003 - Utah Department of Health Upgrades Official Influenza Status to Widespread

February 20, 2003 - Utahns Say "Truth" Campaign is Making a Difference 

February 18, 2003 - Governor Leavitt Signs HB 160 Into Law

February 6, 2003 - Public Health Reminds Utahns of the Value of Vaccines

February 6, 2003 - Smallpox Vaccine Arrives in Utah

February 4, 2003 - Utah Businesses Recognized for Worksite Wellness Programs

January 31 - Leavitt Applauds National Medicaid Modernization Proposal
January 30 - UDOH New Second Hand Smoke Campaign - "Some Things Aren't Meant to be Shared"

January 22 - Pre-event Smallpox Vaccination Plans Approved by CDC - Vaccination May Begin in February

January 14, 2002 - e-Applications Clicking for Utah Families

January 9, 2003 - Folic Acid Stressed to Prevent Birth Defects

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