Summit County News Releases

New Environmental Health Fees

Fee Increases for Health Department Services

After nearly four years without an increase to the costs of services and licensing, the Summit County Health Department will be increasing fees for some programs and services starting February 5, 2015.

The fee increases are in the Environmental Health Department. This program oversees restaurants, waste water quality, air quality and other environmental components of the Summit County Health Department.

For a complete listing of Environmental Health Services and new Fees click here.

Protect Your Family from Radon

Radon test kits are now available at the Summit County Health Department.radiation_warning

Did you know that radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in the US? One in four Utah homes have unsafe radon levels and high levels of radon in American households kill approximately 20,000 people each year.

Protect your family by testing for radon in your home and help the Health Department track high areas of radon in our community. The Health Department is offering radon test kits for you to sample the air where you live. The cost for each kit is $10.00 and this includes lab analysis.

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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 ShotsBaby gets a flu shot

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
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Air Quality Monitoring

PM2.5 monitors temporarily out of service.

The Summit County Health Department strives to keep residents informed of current air quality and is concerned about the reliability of PM2.5 data and, therefore, is working to calibrate or repair the PM2.5 monitors. Importantly, in the four years that PM2.5 has been monitored, Summit County has only exceeded the federal standard on two days, and both of those days were major dust storm events with strong winds from the west desert. While the Health Department is confident our air quality remains high, they understand the importance of measurement and are working hard to get the monitors back online.

Strategic Plan

The Health Department’s Strategic PrioritiesPlan logo for web

1.  Reduce Health Disparities
2. Advance Healthy Lifestyles
3. Protect Our Environments
4. Safeguard Families and Communities

Click here to visit the Strategic Plan page.

Proposed Health Department Fee Increases

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The Summit County Health Department is issuing a 30-day formal notice and comment period during which the public can review the proposed 2015-2016 Requested Fee Changes for Health Department programs and services and submit comments to the Health Department in writing either by mail or email. Comments must be postmarked or received at the Summit County Health Department by 5:00 pm Mountain Standard Time on January 2, 2015.

The proposed fee changes are available online by clicking here.

Comments may be emailed to kmullaly@summitcounty.org

Or by mail to:
Katie Mullaly
Summit County Health Department
650 Round Valley Drive, Suite 100
Park City, Utah 84060

 

Tips for Healthy Holiday Parties

Healthy ways to keep your commitment to eating healthy during the holidays.12-2014 pumpkin_soup

As the holidays approach, parties become numerous along with the challenge of keeping your commitment to healthful eating.

If you are hosting a gathering this holiday season you can reduce fat and calories without sacrificing taste by swapping out a few ingredients in your favorite recipes.
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Everyday Eating for a Healthier You

Practical ways to help you make changes in your eating plan to improve your health.11-2014 Everyday_Eating_for_a_Healthier_You

Balancing Calories to Manage Weight

The first step is to focus on balancing calories with physical activity and consuming an overall healthy eating pattern. This will put you on the road to achieving or maintaining a healthy weight and reducing the risk of developing diet-related chronic diseases.

The Dietary Guidelines recommend shifting eating patterns to eat more of some foods and nutrients and less of others. A healthy eating pattern will allow you to meet the recommendations while staying within your calorie needs.

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Water Concurrency Meeting POSTPONED

The Board of Health Meeting to discuss the proposed Water Concurrency Ordinance has been postponed.

A new date has not yet been set for the next meeting.

The proposed code is available online by clicking here.

For further information, please contact Katie Mullaly at the Summit County Health Department, 650 Round Valley Drive, Suite 100, Park City, Utah 84060; call at (435) 333-1503; or email at: kmullaly@summitcounty.org.

No Pool Regulations Class Wednesday at 5:00

Due to lack of participation, the pool and spa regulations meeting for Wednesday, October 29 at 5:00 has been cancelled.

There will still be a meeting on Wednesday at 10:00.

For more information please call Sally at (435) 336-3234.

Water Concurrency Ordinance & Agenda

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Public notice is hereby given that the Summit County Board of Health (“Board”) in accordance with UCA §26A-1-121, will conduct a public hearing to discuss and possibly take action regarding a proposed Water Concurrency Ordinance.

Click here for the Meeting Agenda.

The public hearing will be held:

Monday, November 3, 2014, Beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Summit County Health Department
650 Round Valley Drive, Park City, Utah 84060

The Board seeks comment by members of the public on its proposed Water Concurrency Ordinance. The proposed Water Concurrency Ordinance will be the document that governs water concurrency in the Snyderville Basin, in Western Summit County.

The proposed code is available online by clicking here.

For further information, please contact Katie Mullaly at the Summit County Health Department, 650 Round Valley Drive, Suite 100, Park City, Utah 84060; call at (435) 333-1503; or email at: kmullaly@summitcounty.org.