Katie Mullaly

Katie Mullaly

Way To Quit

Way To Quit

New resource for quitting tobacco! Announcing Utah’s new resource to help people quit tobacco for good.  Why is this so exciting?  Because this is the first time that all resources will be in one location.  Resources include: Quitline (phone cessation program) Internet cessation program Home study workbook Links for peer support from others in the…

14 Health Tips for 2014

Simple ways to live healthier. Dedicate yourself to a healthy lifestyle in 2014 with these food, nutrition and exercise tips. Eat breakfast. Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. Watch portion sizes. Be active. Fix healthy snacks. Get to know food labels. Consult a registered dietitian. Follow food safety guidelines. Get cooking.

New Emissions Awareness Program

Do your part to keep our air clean! The Summit County Health Department is starting an Emissions Awareness Campaign geared to help keep the air in Summit County clean as part of the County’s Air Quality Program. This campaign is directed a vehicle owners to keep their engines running efficiently and emissions low. Personal vehicles…

National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week

A Healthier America, One Community at a Time National Public Health Week is a time to recognize the hard work local public health agencies do for their communities. The Summit County Health Department (SCHD) is proud to be a part of this national event and help with the goal of “A healthier America, one community…

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.