Mark your calendar: Falls Prevention day is Monday, September 23, 2019.
Prescription Opioid and Heroine Epidemic Awareness Week in Utah
Governor Gary Herbery has declared the week of October 1-7 as Prescription Opioid and Heroine Epidemic Awareness Week in Utah.
Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference
The Utah Fall Conference continues to be the premier educational and networking event in the Mountain West. You are cordially invited to network with your colleagues, as you learn from preeminent national and local leaders in the behavioral health field.
The 2019 Drowning Data Fact Sheet covers the most crucial information on drowning prevention in 2019.
Dental Patient Tool Kit
The opioid epidemic is a serious public health concern in the United States and in Utah. Dentists are one of the leading prescribers of opioids.
The purpose of this toolkit is to encourage dentists to utilize the Controlled Substance Database (CSD) prior to prescribing opioids to patients and to provide education to their patients on the potential dangers of opioids.
People with opioid use disorder who were recently released from an institution, such as a correctional facility or a medical/mental healthcare facility, have likely experienced a period of abstinence from opioids. These individuals who use opioids after a recent release are at increased risk of opioid overdose due to changes in their body's tolerance to the drug. The recent release report gives insights specific to this group of individuals.
The Utah Brain Injury Statewide Resource Guide was developed by the Utah Department of Health and members of Utah Brain Injury Council (UBIC) to assist individuals with brain injury, their family members, and professionals gain access to resources available within their community.