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Community Health

The goal of health promotion at Southeast Utah Health Department is to improve the lives of individuals, families, and our communities. 

Health Equity

Health Equity

Health equity means helping people live their healthiest lives by giving them the care and support they need to achieve optimal health.

 

 

 

 

 

Southeast Utah Health Department is engaged in helping the community with the following:

 

  • Community resource list, click here.

 

For further information, contact us directly:

Carbon County:  Brenda Addley 435-636-1189

Emery County:  Brooklyn Ewell 435-381-2252

Grand County:  Marcie Vargas 435-355-0331

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Community Education

  • Community Health Workers (CHW) are available to the community to help navigate resources and answer any questions.

  • Trainings are available to organizations within our communities' to help achieve equity and to learn how your organization could positively benefit from being more equitable. This is not a difficult change - but one that is noticeable and worth it.

Violence & Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention

Car Seats

  • For a step-by-step guide to properly install a car seat, watch the video below.

  • If you have further questions or would like one of our certified car seat technicians to check the installation of your car seat, feel free to stop by our office.

Suicide Prevention

Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) is an evidence-based suicide prevention training. This training is FREE and available for your company, employees, and for the community. Please call us if you have interest in this for your organization.

 

The Hope Squad of Carbon and Emery Counties is a coalition that was created to meet the suicide prevention needs of the community. We are very dedicated to suicide prevention efforts. Follow the Hope Squad on Facebook .
 

988 is the three-digit, nationwide phone number to connect directly to the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline where you will be connected with mental health professionals. 
 

 

 

If you have any questions or need further information, contact our

Suicide Prevention Specialist, Amanda McIntosh at 435-637-3671.

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Opioid Prevention

Narcan reverses and stops an opioid overdose and is available free of charge at our office.

For more information or a free Narcan training, call our Opioid Prevention Specialist, Michelle Ward at 435-637-3671.

Harm Reduction

Harm reduction is an evidence-based approach that is critical to engaging with people who use drugs and equipping them with life-saving tools and information to create positive change in their lives.

Some benefits of this program include:

  • Connect individuals to overdose education, counseling, and referral to treatment for infectious diseases and substance use disorders.

  • Distribute opioid reversal medications (Narcan) to individuals at risk of overdose, or to those who are likely to respond to an overdose.

  • Reduce infectious disease transmission, such as HIV or Hepatitis C, among people who use drugs by equipping them with sterile supplies, accurate information and facilitating referrals to resources.

  • Providing wound care kits that contain, gauze, band-aids, ointment, and sterile water.

  • Providing hygiene care kits that contain shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, feminine hygiene supplies, razors, etc.

  • Promote a philosophy of hope and healing

 

These services are available in Carbon and Emery Counties.  For more information, contact Michelle at 435-637-3671.

Zero Fatalities

Zero Fatalities is a program that specifies five driving behaviors that contribute significantly to the number of fatalities in roadway crashes:  drowsy driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving, impaired driving, and lack of seatbelt use.

For more information, visit the following websites:

Firearm Safety

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to reducing gun deaths and injuries. A simple preventative approach we recommend to those who handle guns is to follow the 4 universal rules of firearm safety.
 

  • Treat all firearms as if they are always loaded.

  • Never let the muzzle point at anything you are not willing to destroy.

  • Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on target and you have made the decision to shoot.

  • Be sure of your target and what is behind it.

Another responsible action to take to reduce firearm injury is to keep your firearms unloaded and locked when not in use. The National Rifle Association (NRA) recommends that firearms be stored unloaded and locked away until you want to use them. Keep your ammunition in a locked safe that is separate from your gun safe. Storing ammunition away from your guns will lower the risk of your child or other family members putting the ammunition into the gun.

-Utah Department of Health and Human Services

Gun locks are free and available to the public. Visit our office to get one today!

Healthy Living

Healthy Living

Prediabetes

  • Prediabetes is when your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. You may be prediabetic and not even know it!
     

  • We offer lifestyle classes to assist the community in making the changes that are necessary.
     

  • If you have prediabetes, the National Diabetes Prevention program may be a great source for you. Visit the following website. https://hope8020.com/
     

  • For more information please call Beth at 435-259-5602 or Kathryn at 435-637-3671

Type 2 Diabetes

1 out of 3 American adults has prediabetes.  If you are in this category, you can make changes now to improve your health and prevent Type 2 Diabetes. 

                     The PreventT2 lifestyle change program can help you lose weight, become more physically active, and reduce stress. For more information click here.

Take a test HERE to see if you might have prediabetes

Asthma Home Visiting

Southeast Utah Health Department has a free program provided for Medicaid participants that helps you:

  • Learn more about asthma

  • Reduce asthma hospital visits

  • Reduce unwanted doctor visits

  • Reduce asthma triggers in the home

  • Reduce asthma symptoms

10 people a day die from complications due to asthma in the United States. 1 in 10 adults and one in fifteen children in Utah have asthma. This free Asthma Home Visiting Program works with Medicaid to reduce asthma symptoms. Our asthma educator will help you understand your medications and how to use them properly. Our goal is to help you control your asthma symptoms and triggers so you can live a normal life.

For more information contact our Asthma Specialist,

Kathryn Miller at 435-637-3671

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Physical Activity

Regular physical activity provides immediate and long-term health benefits.Being physically active can improve your brain health, reduce the risk of disease, strengthen bones and muscles, improve your ability to do everyday activities, improve sleep quality, and boost your mood.

 

Check out these great walking trails in our area!

Carbon County
 

Emery County

Grand County

Prescription Help (GoodRx)

What is GoodRx? 

GoodRx is a free price comparison resource that helps Americans save millions of dollars every month by finding them the lowest prescription prices at their local pharmacies. Visit goodrx.com to access coupons that can help you save up to 80% on almost all FDA-approved drugs—brand name and generic.

Is GoodRx free?

Yes! GoodRx is free for anyone to use. You do not need to register or sign up in order to use the GoodRx coupons listed on goodrx.com.

Where can I find more information?

You can CLICK HERE!

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Tobacco

Tobacco Prevention

Tobacco Quit Line

Quit Online

Have you tried to quit? Need some help? Go to www.waytoquit.org and join a private On-line community where you can receive 24 hours, 7 days a week support in your attempt to quit. This service is FREE and includes coaching, text messaging and email support. Wait, that is not all, www.waytoquit.org will also provide free patches or gum. Available for adults and teens 19 and older.

Quit Over the Phone

Utah residents will be able to get free one-on-one counseling with professional quit coaches to develop a personal quit plan.  Call 1-800-QUITNOW (1-800-784-8669) to get started! You will also be able to access the online services mentioned above.

Youth Prevention & Cessation Resources

My Life, My Quit

The My Life, My Quit program is for young people age 12 to 17 who want help quitting all forms of tobacco, including vaping. It’s free. Parental consent is required and collected by the program.
 

My Life, My Quit Coaches help youth:

  • Develop a quit plan

  • Cope with stress

  • Learn about nicotine

  • Get ongoing support
     

Text or call 855-891-9989

For more information go to www.mylifemyquit.com

SmokeFree Teen

Smokefree Teen helps youth stop using tobacco by providing information grounded in scientific evidence and offering free tools on their mobile phones. The text messaging program can help youth quit smoking, and the quitSTART app helps them become smokefree by providing helpful strategies for tackling cravings, bad moods, and other situations.

For more information go to teen.smokefree.gov/

  • If you are a Tobacco Retailer, please CLICK HERE to find information regarding the licensing and permitting process. If you need any more information please call Paige at 435-637-3671.
     

  • Tobacco Permit can be filled out and paid for by sending a $30 check with the completed form to SEUHD at:
    149 East 100 South
    Price, UT 84501


     

Tobacco Permit

Tobacco Laws

Utah Indoor Clean Air Act

Smoke Free Housing & Worksites

Schedule a Presentation

Vaping

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As our kids return to in-person learning, e-cigarette use may not feel like our biggest concern. But the youth vaping epidemic rages on, with almost 4 million middle- and high-schoolers vaping, the majority of them using flavors. Back among their peers, with COVID-fueled anxiety on the rise, kids will have much easier access to these dangerous devices. After all, there’s a reason kids refer to the high-school bathroom as the “JUUL room.”

At the same time, the FDA is undergoing a long-delayed Premarket Tobacco Product Application review process of millions of flavored e-cigarettes, which the agency has allowed to remain on the market without full regulation for years. Under court order, FDA has promised a decision by September 9 on whether or not these products--including, most notably, menthol JUUL--are “necessary to protect public health.” We parents already know the answer: menthol JUULs, along with all other flavored e-cigarettes, are harming and addicting our kids!

For more information on Premarket Tobacco Product Application review process click here.

Poison Control

Poison
Control

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Contacts

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Safety in the Home

There are poison risks in ever home, but once you are aware of them, you can take the necessary steps to keep you and your family safe. Children cannot tell the difference between apple juice and Pine-Sol, as well as many others. There are also medications that look just like candy - like gummy bears vs gummy vitamins and sweet tarts vs Tums. Keep these items locked away or out of reach to keep the little ones safe!

Community Education

We offer classes to Daycares, Pre-school and Kindergarten facilities in our community to teach the children to not drink/eat things if they aren't positive what it is. During these classes we also show them how similar household cleaning products are to their favorite drinks. By educating children at a young age, and reminding them of these things as they grow, our goal is to eliminate poison emergencies. 

Remember - if there is a potential poison emergency. Poison control is available 24/7 at 800-222-1222.

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