Suicide is preventable
A new CDC study shows youth suicides in Utah are increasing. Learn why and how you can prevent suicide.
Hepatitis A Outbreak
Utah is currently experiencing a significant hepatitis A outbreak. Washing your hands can help prevent the spread of hepatitis A. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick.
Inversion season is back
Are you worried about how the winter inversions will impact your health? Or wondering when to keep your children inside for school recess due to poor air quality?
UTAH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NEWS
Naloxone Distribution is Saving Lives(Salt Lake City, Utah) – As a result of a statewide standing order issued by the Utah Department of Health (UDOH), pharmacists dispensed 4,275 doses of ... Read More
Utah Public Health is Investigating Salmonella Infections Linked to Kratom(Salt Lake City) – Utah public health officials, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), ... Read More
Data Shows Half of Utah Youth Who Report Using Alcohol Also Vaping: Nicotine and alcohol affect the development of the brain(Salt Lake City, UT) – In 2017, more than half (59.8%) of Utah youth reporting alcohol use in the past 30 days also reported using electronic ... 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.