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Utah health committee hears methods to redesign formularies to promote lower cost drugs

| Jul 7, 2022 | Utah

At their last Health and Human Services Interim Committee meeting, the Utah Legislature continued their conversation on efforts to lower and contain prescription drug prices.  The committee heard from Milligram—a company that aims to find lower cost and high quality medications for employers and consumers—hoping to partner with the state...[ Read More ]

The Utah Department of Health and Human Services is officially created

| Jul 1, 2022 | Utah

Today marks the official merge to the Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the release of the new department’s website.      The Utah Department of Health and the Department of Human Services have been working since March 2021—since the passage of HB 365—to effectively and efficiently...[ Read More ]

U of U panel discusses the need for greater inclusivity in health care spaces for the LGBTQIA+ community

| Jun 29, 2022 | Utah

The University of Utah Health’s (U of U Health) Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) held a panel on Wednesday discussing the ways HMHI and U of U Health are advancing health equity and provider competency for the LGBTQIA+ affirming care for the community. The panel included Anna Docherty, PhD, a...[ Read More ]

Utah interim committee hears testimony on ways to more efficiently fund local health departments

| Jun 16, 2022 | Utah

The Utah Legislature is thinking of ways to align the priorities of local county health departments in the state with the funding and stipulations of the state and federal governments. At the Health and Human Services Interim Committee meeting on June 15th, the legislature discussed ways to improve the processes...[ Read More ]

Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital ranked as one of the nation's best children's hospitals in eight pediatric specialties by US News & World Report

| Jun 14, 2022 | Utah

Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital, in partnership with University of Utah Health, has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals in eight pediatric specialties. Intermountain Primary Children’s was ranked among the nation’s top children’s hospitals for cancer care,  cardiology and heart surgery,...[ Read More ]

Utah announces rural hospital assistance program

| Jun 14, 2022 | Utah

The federal Center for Optimizing Rural Health (CORH) is accepting applications for the Vulnerable Rural Hospital Assistance Program, which provides free technical support to rural hospitals through guidance, resources, and recommendations. The program aims to address economic challenges faced by hospitals.  Applications for the program—which is in its 5th year—opened...[ Read More ]