August 2020, Vol. 3, Issue 3
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Staff Highlights
Originally from NY, Corryn received her undergraduate degree from a small upstate NY school; Siena College. Upon receiving her degree, she was unsure of what to do with her future, and decided to travel and volunteer in New Zealand, parts of South America and Uganda. In Uganda she found, her home away from home in the rural village of Masese.
After returning from Masese, she obtained her MPH from SUNY Albany, and continued to work with HELP International in Uganda for 10 years. Over that time she worked with local community members, key stakeholders, and local government to carry out various community development programs, including building a school, and a local health clinic, setting up a food program and an aquaponics project. Corryn also worked with Delagua in Rwanda on a nationwide distribution of water filters and efficient cook stoves.
In her free time, Corryn enjoys exploring the mountains of Utah, reading, cooking, spending time with family, and being a new mama!
Corryn now calls Utah home, and is excited to join the VIPP team!!
Upcoming Events
Opioid Dashboard Virtual Training for LHDs
Mark your calendar for August 17th to learn the ins and outs of Utah's Opioid Dashboard. The dashboard gives insights into opioid related data across Utah.
National Recovery Month
September is National Recovery Month.  National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. 

Learn more on Stop the Opidemic or take a look at the resources below.
Brain Injury Alliance of Utah Conference
The Brain Injury Alliance of Utah will hold its 31st Annual Family & Professionals Conference on October 1-2, 2020. The event will be a virtual and face-to-face event.
Get Conference Details
Successful Events from
Last Quarter
Falls Prevention Classes Continue
(Social Distancing Style)
COVID has affected all of our lives, but that doesn't mean older adults can't still get the help they need to prevent fall and serious injuries. Falls prevention and Tai Chi classes continue amidst the pandemic.

Learn more about falls prevention classes here.
Learn More about Falls Prevention
Suicide Report, 2020
The Utah Department of Health released its annual suicide report. This report covers essential data and incites for those helping the fight against suicide in Utah.
View the Report
For more information about VIPP, please visit our website by clicking here.

If you have any feedback, suggestions, or would like to have something included in our October edition, please email Tom Schleiffarthat


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