News stories from the past 60 days.
Jan 8, 2020 - Emergency officials in Utah are exploring options to help volunteer first responders in rural parts of the state deal with mental health issues. With few employee assistance programs available across that state, especially in rural areas, the group is considering a rural peer support program to help them deal with the stress of being an EMS provider.
Source: ABC4 Utah
Dec 10, 2019 - Covers the opening of a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in rural Utah, which offers primary, dental, and mental health services. The new FQHC allows residents to seek care locally, as opposed to traveling long distances.
Nov 25, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces its investment of $5.13 million in two high-speed broadband infrastructure projects in Utah and Colorado. The projects will focus on providing communication infrastructure in rural areas of the states as part of USDA's ReConnect Pilot Program.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Nov 21, 2019 - Covers the 'rehab deserts' in southern Utah and describes that even though substance abuse is on the rise, the number of treatment centers remains insufficient. Discusses how capital funding, stigma, and the cost of care are barriers to those seeking substance use treatment.
Source: The Spectrum
Last Updated: 1/9/2020