Healthy Places Index illustrates neighborhood health factors and shows opportunities to improve conditions

Salt Lake City—An updated online tool allows Utahns to research the overall health of their communities based on factors such as education, housing, or clean air. The Utah Department of...
Last updated: April 24, 2024

El Índice de Lugares Saludables ilustra los factores de salud de los vecindarios y muestra cómo mejorar las mismas

Salt Lake City – Una herramienta en línea actualizada permite a los habitantes de Utah investigar la salud general de sus comunidades en función de factores como la educación, la...
Last updated: April 24, 2024

Exciting changes in food options for WIC participants

Changes are based in science to fill in key nutritional gaps Salt Lake City—The USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has finalized updates to changes in the food available to...
Last updated: April 10, 2024

Cambios atractivos para los participantes de WIC en las opciones alimentarias

Los cambios se basan en la ciencia para cubrir carencias nutricionales clave Salt Lake City—El Servicio de Alimentación y Nutrición (FNS por sus siglas en inglés) del USDA ha finalizado...
Last updated: April 10, 2024

Public health officials warn about possible measles outbreak

Make sure you’re up-to-date on immunizations Salt Lake City—Utah public health officials are concerned about the potential for a measles outbreak in the state. As of March 28, 2024, a...
Last updated: April 1, 2024

Las autoridades de salud advierten de un posible brote de sarampión

Asegúrese de estar al día con las vacunas Salt Lake City- Funcionarios de salud pública de Utah están preocupados por la posibilidad de un brote de sarampión en el estado....
Last updated: April 10, 2024

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