Katie Mullaly

Katie Mullaly

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.

Annual Report 2012

Annual Report 2012

2012 Health Department Annual Report The 2012 report for the Summit County Health Department is now available by clicking here. Some of the highlights from 2012 include a review of our role in last summer’s wildfires, an innovative exercise with Park City High School and the University of Utah, along with an update on on-site…

National Infant Immunization Week

National Infant Immunization Week

Vaccinating on Time is Important for Disease Protection Parents agree that feeding and sleep schedules are important to help keep their children healthy.  The same goes for childhood immunizations. Vaccinating children on time is the best way to protect them against 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before their second birthday.

Family Emergency Preparedness Guide

Family Emergency Preparedness Guide

The Importance of Preparedness Disasters aren’t just earthquakes and floods. A disaster is any situation that overwhelms your own resources. A house fire, causing you to evacuate your home for a few days can be a disaster. A snow storm that forces everyone to stay in their houses for days at a time can be…

New Food Complaint Website

Report a Foodborne Illness Think something you ate might have made you sick? If so, then visit the new Utah Department of Health food-related illness website: igotsick.health.utah.gov This online self-reporting system will allow the general public to report illnesses that may be related to food they consumed at home, restaurants, group gatherings, etc. At igotsick.health.utah.gov,…

Home Care Guide for the Flu

Home Care Guide for the Flu

Important information on caring for those with the flu. This guide provides information on how to prevent influenza. It also offers advice on what you can do to care for yourself or loved ones when they are sick with the flu. Click here to download the SCHD Flu Home Care Guide.

Not too late to get your flu shot!

Health Department still has Flu Shots With the increase of flu cases this year, it is more important that ever to get vaccinated against the flu. The Health Department has flu vaccine available. Call the local office for clinic times and to confirm availability: Park City: 435-333-1500 Kamas: 435-783-4351 ext. 3071 Coalville: 435-336-3234

Good Food on a Tight Budget

Good Food on a Tight Budget

A Shopping Guide for Healthy Eating Want to fill your plate with delicious, healthy foods without breaking the bank? Good Food on a Tight Budget – the first of its kind and developed by the Environmental Working Group ­­– lists foods that are good for you, easy on your wallet and good for the planet….

West Nile Virus Prevention

West Nile Virus Prevention

Fight the Bite! When dealing with West Nile virus, prevention is your best bet. Fighting mosquito bites reduces your risk of getting this disease, along with others that mosquitoes can carry. Take the commonsense steps below to reduce your risk: avoid bites and illness clean out the mosquitoes from the places where you work and…