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Lunch Keynote: What the new DHHS will look like

| Apr 19, 2022 | Utah

The incoming Director of Utah's new Department of Health and Human Services—the state's merger of its Department of Health and Department of Human Services—Tracy Gruber joined us for the Lunch Keynote at last month's 2022 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference.     During her remarks, Gruber dove into...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Q&A w/ Tracy Gruber, Vaccine mandate policy, Rep. Dailey-Provost talks legislation

| Nov 18, 2021 | Utah

As we approach Thanksgiving, I want to say thank you for reading our stuff. Our reporting and our conferences aren't possible without the engagement of stakeholders like you. So we're grateful to have your support. Wishing everyone a safe holiday next week! Thanks for reading.   Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform ...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Tracy Gruber on the high-level conversations around the DHS-DOH merger

| Nov 16, 2021 | Utah

Tracy Gruber is the executive director of the Utah Department of Human Services (DHS) and will serve as the executive director of the newly merged Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) when it operationalizes in July of 2022.  In this Q&A, Gruber discusses the challenges of the merger,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: DOH merger update, "Safe UT" app proves successful, Q&A w/ Ashley Moretz

| Oct 21, 2021 | Utah

This edition of "5 Things We're Watching" features an update on Utah's DOH-DHS merger, a conversation on the state of rural hospitals with DOH's Ashley Moretz, and the SafeUT app's success at supporting mental health needs during the pandemic. Thanks for reading, and if you have any tips or recommendations...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Department merger, Mental health, Rx policy discussion

| Apr 22, 2021 | Utah

We held our 2021 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference last week, and learned a lot of very important, compelling things. We feature some of that for you below, but most of the key takeaways will stay with the 200+ folks in the "metaphorical" room with us last week....[ Read More ]

UDHS executive director Tracy Gruber discusses health department integration

| Apr 15, 2021 | Utah

Tracy Gruber, the executive director of the Utah Department of Human Services (DHS), said the state is prepared to take on its ambitious, recently passed plan to integrate DHS with the Utah Department of Health (UDOH). In a one-on-one conversation with State of Reform Host DJ Wilson at our recent...[ Read More ]