March 2021 E-Newsletter

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March 2021 E-Newsletter

President's Message

For me, this is an exciting time of year as we begin to look forward to the annual UPHA conference which will be held in May.  It has been almost a year since we had to cancel our plans to meet as members for the UPHA conference of 2020.  With the COVID-19 pandemic occupying much of our thoughts over the past year, it might seem that UPHA has been inactive, but that is far from the truth. This past year UPHA has overseen a large grant to employ CHW’s who have done some tremendous work in the State.  Also, UPHA has contracted with Upstream Consulting to strengthen our advocacy efforts and voice on the Hill.  This is also the perfect time to re-up your membership to UPHA or join us for the first time. The important role of Public Health has been in the spotlight during the pandemic like it never has been before.  We hope you will consider joining as a member of UPHA and help us continue to keep Public Health efforts in Utah strong. - Patty Cross, Board President

What happening in the Legislative Corner

UPHA made a difference during the 2021 Utah Legislative Session, speaking for and against various public health related bills, getting various media coverage, and tracking nearly 100 social determinants of health related bills. We appreciate everyone who advocated on behalf of public health, which was continuously under attack. Click here to learn more.

Please consider participating with the UPHA Advocacy/Policy Unit by running for a board position, participating in the local policy making process, or assisting UPHA to prepare for the 2022 Legislative Session. Email policy@upha.org for details.  Check out Carrie Butler, as she was named in this article in the Deseret News this last month.

Read the full March 2021 E-Newsletter here.