Working Together to Solve Big Problems
Utah has one of the healthiest populations in the United States. Yet persistent problems like diabetes, suicide, opioid addiction, and limited rural health care access continue to plague the state. Community engagement gives us the opportunity to address these issues.
Every three years, we join a broad coalition of community representatives, civic leaders, nonprofit organizations, and residents to identify our greatest health needs. The resulting Community Health Needs Assessment outlines our collective priorities—and then becomes our north star.
In effect, the CHNA helps us understand what the community's health needs are. This invaluable gold mine of information helps us improve quality of life, health, and well-being in Utah. Working together, we can have the biggest impact on the communities we serve.
Four Areas of Focus
Report to Our Community Features
Curbing the Rise of Utah Suicides
For every person in the US who dies of suicide, twice as many die in Utah. What’s worse, suicide is the leading cause of death among one of Utah’s youngest groups: teens aged 15-19. In the face of climbing Utah suicides, can we save a suffering state? Can we afford not to?