The 2023 Utah State of Reform Conference in Salt Lake City last month brought together a panel of local health policy experts to discuss how to reestablish trust between Utahns and state and federal public health agencies.      A survey published in March in the journal Health Affairs revealed that 63% of Americans said … Read more

A recent University of Utah survey found that close to half of Americans knowingly misrepresented their COVID-19 status and/or did not comply with public health measures during the height of the pandemic.     In the online survey, 41% of 1,733 surveyed adults reported misrepresentation or nonadherence for at least 1 of 9 behaviors, with … Read more

According to the latest data released by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Utah ranked 4th among states in terms of hospitalization rate decrease over the past two weeks at -22%.     The state reported 5 hospitalizations per 100,000 people during that time period and had the 3rd lowest number of deaths … Read more

The Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) said that certain racial/ethnic minority groups continue to lag behind in vaccination and booster uptake.  According to state COVID-19 case data, Black/African American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic/Latino community members have lower rates of vaccination and booster doses compared to other racial and ethnic minority groups … Read more

The Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported this week that the West Nile virus has been found in mosquito pools in Davis, Salt Lake, and Uintah counties.     Although no cases of the disease have been reported this season yet, the presence of the virus means the risk of transmission to … Read more