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
How Safe is the Playground Where Your Child Plays?(Salt Lake City, Utah) – When the bell rings for recess, school children make a dash for the playground. But for nearly 1,700 Utah children attending ... Read More
Empowering Bystanders to Stop Sexual Violence(Salt Lake City, Utah) – One in three Utah women will experience some form of sexual violence during their lives. Studies also show that one in ... Read More
Preventing Youth Injury and Violence by Changing Social Norms(Salt Lake City, Utah) – Injury is the leading cause of death for youth aged 1-19 in Utah. Today, state and local public health officials gathered ... 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.