Katie Mullaly

Katie Mullaly

Strengthening Families for 40 Years

Strengthening Families for 40 Years

WIC program celebrates big anniversary. The Summit County Health Department, in conjunction with other local and state health departments is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, also known as WIC. The Summit County Health Department began its WIC program in 1981, and has now served local…

Summit County Ozone Study

Report on 2010 – 2012 summer ozone levels. The Utah Department of Air Quality conducted an ozone level study in Summit County from 2010 through 2012. This study monitored summer ozone levels throughout Summit County and reports on the causes of the high ozone levels. The report is available by clicking here. To view Real-Time…

Holiday Food Safety

Holiday Food Safety

Prevent foodborne illnesses with these simple steps. The holidays bring gatherings and lots and lots of food. All this holiday food can bring with it foodborne illnesses if not handled properly. By properly preparing and storing our food we can prevent these illnesses. Bacteria can contaminate our foods when not handled properly. It can grow…

Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety

Trick- or-Treat Your Way to a Safe Halloween Halloween night, as the ghosts and goblins come out to play and children are creeping through the streets, they need to keep in mind that it’s one of the most dangerous times of the year for child pedestrians. In fact, children are four times more likely to…

WIC Program Receives Funding to Resume Operations

Clinics will re-open, begin issuing new food vouchers. WIC program received $2.5 million in emergency funding from the United States Department of Agriculture that will allow the program to re-open its clinics and begin issuing food vouchers to both new and existing clients. Staff will return to clinics as soon as possible and can begin…

WIC Emergency Funding

WIC Emergency Funding

County Council approves emergency funding for WIC operations! The Summit County Health Department, thanks to emergency funding from the Summit County Council, will be able to provide emergency WIC-approved foods to existing Summit County clients through the month of October.

Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act

Have questions about the Affordable Care Act? The Affordable Care Act – also known as healthcare reform—sets out new requirements and resources for consumers so that they can help navigate the changing health insurance coverage system. . Salt Lake County has created a website, with resources in different languages, to help you find answers to…

Pertussis Information

Pertussis Information

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You Utah, including Summit County, is experiencing an increase in cases of Pertussis (Whooping Cough). Pertussis was often considered a childhood disease of the past. But in the last decade, Pertussis cases have been on the rise nationally. More information is available at Stop Whooping Cough. Pertussis is a…

Camel Kills!

Camel Kills!

Camel’s 100th Birthday is Nothing to Celebrate We all know the death and disease caused by cigarettes is nothing to celebrate.  But that isn’t stopping R.J. Reynolds from celebrating the 100th birthday of its Camel cigarettes this year.   Their Camel web site touts “A Century of Camel” and urges visitors to “Celebrate the original that…

Thriving Lifestyles Program

Thriving Lifestyles Program

Helping you THRIVE in today’s world. The Summit County Health Department is launching our new Thriving Lifestyles Program. This program has been created to promote healthy communities, a healthy environment and healthy lives through information, resources and community engagement. Visit www.ThrivingLives.org for tips, actions and ideas to thrive as families, individuals and communities.