With the Utah Legislature scheduled to begin its 2023 general session next Tuesday, multiple bills related to behavioral healthcare—both its workforce and its provision—have been filed ahead of the assembly.     The Health and Human Services Interim Committee approved several measures that address crisis response and the mental health support for first responders. House … Read more

Utah State Representative Marsha Judkins (R – Provo) shared her outlook for the upcoming 2023 legislative session with State of Reform last week, saying she is optimistic about making progress on health policy during the 2023 legislative session.      Judkins said she will prioritize the physical and mental health needs of children and mothers … Read more

With less than 2 months before the start of the 2023 Utah General Session, improving healthcare accessibility will be a priority for state lawmakers during the 65th Legislature.      The legislature will consider 14 pieces of draft legislation reviewed by the 2022 Health and Human Services Interim Committee along with additional health-related bills filed … Read more

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 toll of racism and will … Read more