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Intermountain Healthcare announces interim CEO leadership transition

| Aug 22, 2022 | Utah

August 19, 2022 - In follow up to last week’s announcement of the departure of Intermountain Healthcare president and CEO Marc Harrison, MD, the Intermountain Healthcare Board, led by Mike Leavitt, chair of the Intermountain Healthcare Board and former Utah governor and secretary of Health and Human Services, has named...[ Read More ]

Utah hearing on preliminary injunction against transgender sports ban canceled

| Aug 18, 2022 | Utah

A hearing on a motion for a preliminary injunction against House Bill 11, a bill banning transgender students from participating in girls’ high school sports, was canceled by Third District Court Judge Keith Kelly on Tuesday. Kelly intends to issue a written opinion on the injunction in place of holding...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Q&A w/ Dr. Amy Locke, COVID health equity gaps, One Utah Health Collaborative

| Aug 18, 2022 | Utah

This month's newsletter features a conversation with University of Utah Health's Dr. Amy Locke on innovative approaches to health care policy, new data from DHHS on health inequities related to COVID-19, and an update on the work of the One Utah Health Collaborative. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform ...[ Read More ]

Families of Utahns who died from COVID-19 receive $13.4 million in federal funeral assistance

| Aug 17, 2022 | Utah

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the State of Utah received $13.4 million in federal aid to assist individuals and families with COVID-19-related funeral costs.      Since FEMA launched the COVID-19 funeral assistance program in April of 2021, Utahns submitted 2,448 applications, 1,978 of which were approved....[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Tracy Gruber, Utah Department of Health and Human Services

| Aug 17, 2022 | Utah

Tracy Gruber, the Director of the Utah Department of Health and Human Services, wants the state's health care system to move to a place where it accepts the fact that COVID-19 will be around for a long time and to provide the needed support for Utahns to continue living their...[ Read More ]

U of Utah Health: Detection of rare genetic mutation could lead to better diabetes treatments

| Aug 16, 2022 | Utah

A rare genetic mutation could help explain why some families are more susceptible to diabetes and kidney failure, according to a new study led by University of Utah Health scientists. They say the discovery, made within multiple generations of a single family, could ultimately lead to better treatments for these...[ Read More ]