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Utah tribal members urged to protect elders, sanitize hands

Shawna De La Rosa | Oct 20, 2020 | Utah

Q&A: Rep. Brad Daw, 60th House District

Haley Donwerth | Sep 15, 2020 | Utah

Commonwealth Fund 2020 health care rankings

Haley Donwerth | Sep 11, 2020 | Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Utah

The Commonwealth Fund released its 2020 Scorecard on State Health System Performance Sept. 11, offering a state-by-state comparison on a broad range of health indicators prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.     The new scorecard includes a total of 49 measurements, such as “Access and Affordability” which looks at rates...[ Read More ]

Here are the organizations coming to State of Reform in Utah

Michael Goldberg | Sep 10, 2020 | Utah

  We are excited to be hosting our 2020 Utah State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference this coming Tuesday! It's shaping up to be a unique, one of a kind event with over 40 speakers and a range of ways to interact with your colleagues and peers in Utah...[ Read More ]

Utah continues to see decrease in positive COVID-19 cases

Haley Donwerth | Sep 10, 2020 | Utah

Utah is not “out of the woods” when it comes to positive COVID-19 cases, but certain measures and regulations in place have helped create a steady decline that hopefully continues into fall, says Gov. Gary Herbert.  During an 11:45 a.m. weekly briefing on September 10, Herbert commended Utahns for working...[ Read More ]

Utah sees lowest unemployment rate in U.S. during COVID-19

Haley Donwerth | Sep 9, 2020 | Utah

While states across the country are dealing with economic decline and a rise in unemployment, Utah is one of the few states with a steadily improving economy throughout the pandemic with an unemployment rate of 4.5%. According to a 2020 Economic Summary from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, while...[ Read More ]

Medicaid enrollment increases through August 2020

Haley Donwerth | Sep 8, 2020 | Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Utah

Out of 39 total states reporting, Families USA said Utah has one of the highest percentage increases of Medicaid enrollments since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Utah saw a 13.7% increase in Medicaid enrollees from February 2020 to July 2020 - the second largest increase behind Kentucky’s 14.3% increase.    ...[ Read More ]

Governor signs bill for DOH modifications

Haley Donwerth | Sep 2, 2020 | Utah

Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed Senate Bill 6006 into law August 31, confirming modifications to the Department of Health requirements for executive and deputy directors.  The bill, effective immediately, allows current interim Executive Director Richard Saunders to become the permanent executive director.     Saunders said he is grateful for...[ Read More ]

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