September 2021 E-Newsletter

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September 2021 E-Newsletter

President's Message

I have some great news to share! Carrie Butler has been hired as the new UPHA Executive Director. She started on September 1st, so as to have a couple of weeks to overlap and learn from our current Executive Director, Paul Wightman. Paul’s last day is September 15th, so please take time to reach out and wish him well in his retirement. His email is We are planning on having a retirement party for him, but the date is still being negotiated. More to come! Carrie will be officially transitioning into her new role on September 16th.

Advocacy Corner
Keep speaking up! Your advocacy makes a difference in these turbulent times! Here are some ways to speak up for public health: Kids, COVID and Public Health: The Concerned Citizen Coalition of Utah is speaking up for kids' COVID-19 safety in schools. Get connectedthey are mobilizing statewide and have regular action alerts for local and state advocacy to keep kids safe and in school!

Federal Advocacy: Take your pick of federal issues that impact public health! APHA has a link to all of their latest action alerts and simple ways you can contact members of Congress. Speak Up for Health!

Climate Change Action: Leading medical journals recently warned that climate change, not the pandemic, is the greatest threat to global public health. Last month, we featured Utah Physicians for Healthy Environment and their important work for climate justice. Another great organization is Utah Clean Energy - connect with their climate action network and get involved today!


Read the full September 2021 E-Newsletter here.