November 2020 E-Newsletter

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President’s Message No matter what our role in public health is, for the past eight months we have all been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. I have seen such unwavering efforts by so many to contact trace despite the steady often rising case counts. The emergency response teams have continuously responded to requests for supplies […]

October 2020 E-Newsletter

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President’s Message  Utah Public Health Association 2020-2021: Virtually Unlimited The COVID-19 pandemic seems to bring many changes, which limit the way things have been done in the past. I want to suggest that rather than being limited this upcoming year, the Utah Public Health Association (UPHA) 2020-2021 is virtually unlimited in many ways. We are […]

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.  […]