Stop the Opidemic

Six Utahns die every week from an opioid overdose. And 80% of heroin users started with prescription drugs.

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Water is dangerous at any depth

Families often have a false sense of security around water. Drowning is quick and often silent. With the spring runoff, water is moving fast and cold and the risk of drowning is just too great, especially for children.

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The HPV vaccine is cancer prevention

Human papillomaviurs (HPV) can cause six types of cancer. The HPV vaccine is recommended for boys and girls at age 11 or 12 so they are protected before ever being exposed to the virus.

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About the Utah Department of Health

We strongly believe that health is critical for enjoying a prosperous life. Our vision is for Utah to be a place where all people can enjoy the best health possible, where all can live, grow, and prosper in healthy and safe communities.

It was the pioneering spirit of two remarkable individuals which would shape the future of public health in Utah for generations to come.

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