September 2020 E Newsletter

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President’s Message With the summer almost behind us, now is a great time to get involved with the Utah Public Health Association (UPHA). If you are not a member yet, we invite you to join us. UPHA is an organization that supports the development of the public health workforce and as such provides opportunities for […]

August 2020 E-Newsletter

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President’s Message August is here and the UPHA Board is gearing up for getting back to meetings (virtual) and addressing public health issues in Utah (COVID will no doubt be among them). Even though the UPHA Board takes some time off over the summer, we have been working behind the scenes on special projects. We […]

July 2020 E-Newsletter

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President’s Message What an unprecedented year 2020 has been so far! This year has moved public health to the front of the stage, ready or not.  Although we are in new territory we understand how to educate, assess, develop, adapt, comfort, lead, direct, evaluate, study and define.  These skills allow us to handle whatever comes […]

May 2020 E-Newsletter

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COVID-19 Information During this unprecedented threat to the public’s health, UPHA stands behind Utah’s public health professionals who work continuously to create conditions where all Utahns can be as healthy as possible. UPHA is committed to the health and safety of all communities and shares our concern for humanity at this time. Visit the COVID […]

March 2020 E-Newsletter

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2020 Public Health Conference for Utah POSTPONED The Utah Public Health Association has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the 2020 Public Health Conference in Utah.  This is due to the intensifying COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing to help flatten the epidemic curve.  Registration is currently on hold as we […]

February 2020 E-Newsletter

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The Advocacy Summit is Feb 26th. I had the pleasure of visiting the State Capitol for the UPHA sponsored legislative break. Our senators and representatives were very open and willing to learn about our priorities. One lawmaker asked who are members are.  I was proud to say that our members are a wonderful and diverse […]

January 2020 E-Newsletter

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Public Health Conference for Utah is Coming Soon! When:  April 9-10, 2020 Where:  Provo Marriott Hotel and Conference Center   We are excited to announce the following keynote speakers: Nubia Pena – Director, Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs Ashley Kijowski – Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Ali Crandall – Assistant Professor of Public Health, Brigham Young […]

November 2019 E-Newsletter

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UPHA is getting a new look and so much more!  In a recent survey UPHA members suggested that our website and online systems were a bit outdated and could use a facelift.  I am pleased to share that not only has UPHA had a facelift, it has also made deeper improvements to our membership systems.  […]

August 2019 E-Newsletter

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If I asked you to “speak for health” what would you say? I believe UPHA members speak for health all the time – at work, at home, and within our communities. Recently, Patty Cross (Vice President) and I had the opportunity to visit the offices of Mitt Romney and Mike Lee to talk about UPHA’s […]

July 2019 E-Newsletter

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The Utah Public Health Association has been working diligently to establish and offer mini grants to communities and individuals for projects that are focused on protecting and improving the health of Utah citizens. UPHA is pleased to announce the availability of three grants for public health projects. Each grant award will be for $1,000. Applications […]