Stop the Opidemic
Six Utahns die every week from an opioid overdose. And 80% of heroin users started with prescription drugs.
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.
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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Questions About Medication use in Pregnancy or While Breastfeeding?(Salt Lake City, UT) – Imagine you’re pregnant and your doctor has prescribed you some new medication to help treat your depression. Is it safe? Or ... Read More
Medically Complex Children’s Waiver Opens EnrollmentWhat: The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Medically Complex Children’s Waiver will open enrollment today and accept applications until Wednesday, May 31, 2017. This program is ... Read More
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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.