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Salt Lake County Animal Services Life Saving Statistics Up

Key life saving statistics are up at Salt Lake County Animal Services: the number of animals being returned to their owners, the number of days an animal spends at the shelter, and the number of animals being released from the shelter.

12/04/15


Salt Lake County Animal Services Awarded Mentorship and Training Grant from The Humane Society of the United States and PetSmart Charities®

Salt Lake County Animal Services is proud to announce that it was awarded the Pets for Life Mentorship and Training program grant to provide direct, hands on community outreach in Glendale. The program is sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States and PetSmart Charities®.

11/02/15


SLCoHD Reports Human WNV Cases

Public asked to continue mosquito precautions until the first hard frost.

09/11/15


33% of Utahns Are Prediabetic and 90% Don’t Know They Are

New program offers hope for Utah to combat the type 2 diabetes epidemic.

08/27/15


Deseret News: Salt Lake County breaks ground for new West Jordan health center

Construction for a long-awaited public health center in West Jordan officially broke ground Tuesday.

07/16/15


SLCoHD Rules Out Cholera Disease in Two Symptomatic Patients

Lab tests confirm patients have vibriosis, caused by a related bacteria.

07/02/15


It’s Not the Chlorine in the Pool That’s Making Your Eyes Red…

Health officials bust a few pool myths at annual healthy swim season kickoff.

06/09/15


Health Department Identifies Likely Source of Illness in Homeless Population

Improper food handling allowed bacteria to grow in food.

06/05/15


Families Invited To Learn How To Make Their Homes Safer At Free Event: Healthy Homes Day

Midvale City, UT— Salt Lake County’s Lead Safe Housing Program is hosting the free event, “Healthy Homes Day” to give families information to make their homes safer and healthier. The event is on Saturday, May 30th at Copperview Recreation Center.

05/27/15


Health Department Welcomes "Paws on the Patio" Applicants

No Salt Lake County food establishments are currently permitted to allow dogs on outdoor patios.

05/21/15


Not All Electronics Recyclers are Irresponsible, Illegal or Unsafe

SLCo Health Department ensures recyclers are permitted and inspected regularly.

04/22/15


Salt Lake County Hosts Its 6th Annual Earth Day Festival

Photo/Video opportunity: Event focuses on environmental education for elementary students

04/21/15


Tanning Establishments Show Drastic Improvement in Regulation Compliance

Recent tanning establishment compliance checks by the Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) show a 200% increase in establishments following state-mandated parental consent requirements.

04/07/15


Envision Utah Survey

Statewide non-profit organization Envision Utah wants to hear from you about what you want for the future of Utah.

04/07/15


SLCoHD, Fourth Street Clinic Collect “Sun Safety” Items for Homeless

Utah has one of the country’s highest rates of melanoma; with increased exposure to Utah’s sunny climate, homeless individuals are at an increased risk of skin cancer.

03/30/15


Public Hearing & Comment Period for Recommendations on 2015-2016 Federal Funding

Community Resources & Development Federal Funding: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) | Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) | HOME Investment Partnership Grant (HOME) | Social Services Block Grant (SSBG)

03/26/15


SLCoHD Offers Free Medical Screenings to Women

Women’s Cancer Screening and BeWise programs provide eligible women with screenings for heart disease, breast cancer and cervical cancer.

02/12/15


Utah State Senator Karen Mayne To Host Two Town Hall Meetings

Utah State Senator Karen Mayne To Host Two Town Hall Meetings

02/11/15


Looking For A New Discovery Gateway CEO

One of Salt Lake County's beloved community facilities that offers excellent programs to families and kids, is hiring. Discovery Gateway is looking for their Executive Director/CEO.

02/04/15


Salt Lake County Health to Provide UTA Passes to Residents

Pilot initiative aims to improve air quality by increasing transit ridership.

01/29/15


SL County Board of Health Bans Wood Burning On Voluntary, Mandatory Air Action Days

The Salt Lake County Board of Health has passed Health Regulation #35, Solid Fuel Burning, which prohibits burning coal, wood or pellets in fireplaces or wood burning stoves, and bans outdoor fires. Health department to focus on educating residents this year, enforcing next year

01/08/15


SLCo Bans Wood Burning on Air Action Days

Health department to focus on educating residents this year, enforcing next year.

01/08/15


Majority of E-Liquids Labeled Incorrectly

Nicotine levels listed on labels were significantly different in 61% of those tested.

01/08/15