Stop the Opidemic
Six Utahns die every week from an opioid overdose. And 80% of heroin users started with prescription drugs.
How safe is your playground?
For nearly 1,700 Utah children attending public schools – enough students to fill 68 average Utah elementary school classrooms – playgrounds will be the cause of bumps, bruises, and even broken bones.
Cytomegalovirus can harm your baby
Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is a common virus that infects people of all ages. It is estimated that 6-30% of hearing loss in children may be due to congenital CMV, making it the leading non-genetic cause of hearing loss in the U.S.
UTAH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NEWS
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
Safe Kids Coalitions Offer Free Safety Events throughout Utah(Salt Lake City) – Preventable injuries are the number one cause of death among children ages 0-19. Every year more than 8,000 families in the United ... Read More
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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.