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Utah interim committee approves draft legislation concerning behavioral health for 2023 session

| Nov 18, 2022 | Utah

In its final hearing of the year on Wednesday, the Utah Health and Human Services Interim Committee (HHSIC) approved 2 pieces of draft legislation aimed at addressing the state’s ongoing behavioral health crisis.      The committee unanimously passed with favorable recommendations draft legislation around the state’s Behavioral Health Crisis...[ Read More ]

Utah council on youth mental health and education approves recommendations for upcoming legislative session

Boram Kim | Nov 10, 2022 | Utah

The Utah Education and Mental Health Coordinating Council unanimously approved its 2022 Findings and Recommendations Report (the initial draft of which is available here) on Wednesday.      The council is tasked with annually engaging local education and mental health authorities to develop policy recommendations for the Education and Health...[ Read More ]

Utah Department of Workforce Services stands prepared for imminent Medicaid redeterminations

| Oct 27, 2022 | Utah

Officials at the Department of Workforce Services (DWS), which determines Medicaid and CHIP eligibility for the Utah Department of Health and Human Services, reported Friday how it has been systematically preparing for the unwinding of the Public Health Emergency (PHE).      The US Department of Health and Human Services...[ Read More ]

Utah launches Healthy Places Index to track and improve health outcomes in disparate areas of the state

| Oct 25, 2022 | Utah

The Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) launched a new online map that tracks and compares health data across the state to evaluate county, city, and neighborhood health.      Developed by the DHHS Office of Health Promotion and Prevention, the Healthy Places Index (HPI) uses data and...[ Read More ]

Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute calls for easing of home-based hospital care regulations to continue oncological treatment for rural patients

| Oct 25, 2022 | Utah

The University of Utah Health (U of U) Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Huntsman at Home (HH) program has been providing a full spectrum of care to acutely ill cancer patients in the home setting since 2018.      HH administrators say during the course of their treatment, oncological patients are more...[ Read More ]

New U of U school of medicine aims to address Utah’s rural provider shortage

| Oct 24, 2022 | Utah

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday for the University of Utah’s (U of U) new 185,000-square-foot medical education building.      Construction of the $185 million Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine was made possible in part by a $110 million gift from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles...[ Read More ]