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Utah Crisis Line sees increase in call volume in first week of 988 service

| Aug 2, 2022 | Utah

The Huntsman Mental Health Institute at the University of Utah (HMHI) reported a 36% increase in daily average calls to its Utah Crisis Line in the first week after 988 launched (July 16-July 23).     Utah joined the rest of the country on July 16th in operationalizing the 988...[ Read More ]

Renowned scholar William Smith, Ph.D., appointed Chief Executive Administrator for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion at Huntsman Mental Health Institute

| Aug 1, 2022 | Utah

William Smith, Ph.D., recognized nationally for his research on racial battle fatigue, has been appointed Chief Executive Administrator for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) at Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) at the University of Utah.      “Dr. Smith has been instrumental in deepening our country’s understanding of the mental health...[ Read More ]

University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute again ranked among the best nationally for cancer care

, | Jul 29, 2022 | Utah

U.S. News and World Report announced its list of the top cancer programs in the nation and Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah was recognized again as one of the best in the country, ranking 33rd for cancer care.     For the 2022-2023 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide. Huntsman...[ Read More ]

The One Utah Health Collaborative completes organizing phase and continues organization creation efforts

| Jul 28, 2022 | Utah

The One Utah Health Collaborative (previously known as the Utah Sustainable Health Collaborative) recently completed their organizing and listening phase to construct a plan for how the Collaborative will operate.  Ryan Morley, Partner at SpringTide Ventures and Co-Chair of the Collaborative, said they are now working on creating their priority...[ Read More ]

Mental health care partnership between Summit County and U of U Health receives national recognition for Medicaid innovation

| Jul 28, 2022 | Utah

A partnership between Utah’s Summit County and University of Utah Health Plans was featured in a report by the Institute for Medicaid Innovation for its work to address social determinants of health (SDOH) and improve health equity during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.      Entitled Medicaid Managed...[ Read More ]

University of Utah Health: New COVID-19 antibody test helps keep track of immunity to variants

| Jul 20, 2022 | Utah

The experts agree — the pandemic is not over. Infections are ticking up again, fueled by new variants our immune systems are ill prepared for.     That’s according to a study which found that the antibodies generated in people who were vaccinated and/or recovered from COVID-19 prior to 2022...[ Read More ]