Explore Workshops

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Car Seat Education Classes

Utah Local Health Departments provide education to parents and caregivers of children 12 and younger how to properly choose and install car seats and seat belts.

Program Benefits

They talk about the different stages of car seats from rear facing, forward facing, booster and seatbelt. Education may be done through a class, an individual appointment or a community checkpoint event.

  • Increased ability to properly install their car seats
  • Come away knowing Utah’s laws regarding child safety seats and seatbelts
  • Know to importance of properly installed car seats and correct harnessing
  • Understand the importance of booster seats
  • Understand the importance of seat belts

What Is Provided To Participants

  • Educational information to take home
  • Some Health Departments offer low-cost car seats

Resources & Programs

Visit www.safekids.org or www.safekidsutah.org for more information.

Additional Resources

Utah Department of Health Resources:

Contact Info:

Download Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet (PDF)

For More Information On This Program

Contact Cambree Applegate, capplegate@utah.gov, (801) 538-6852

Sources

  1. www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fs_heart_disease.htm
  2. 2014 Utah BRFSS Report

Stepping On

Stepping On is an evidence-based fall prevention program that reduces falls among participants.

Program Benefits

Falling is not an inevitable result of aging. Through practical lifestyle changes and community partnerships, we can substantially reduce fall risks, keeping older adults living independently with a good quality of life. Stepping On addresses known risk factors and promotes behavior change. Professional guest experts include a pharmacist, optometrist, physical therapist, and community safety officer.

  • 31% reduction in falls among participants
  • Decreased fear of falling
  • Increased performance of safe behaviors

What Is Provided To Participants

Classes meet once a week for two hours. One session is 7 weeks long. Classes include interactive discussion and storytelling to promote adult learning. Education topics include: falls and risks, strength and balance exercises, medication review, home hazards, safe footwear, vision and falls, community mobility, and safety in public places.

Resources & Programs

Visit www.health.utah.gov/vipp/older-adults/falls for more information

Additional Resources

Utah Department of Health Resources:

The Violence and Injury Prevention Program aims to be a trusted and comprehensive resource for data and technical assistance related to violence and injury. With this information, we help promote partnerships and programs to prevent injuries and improve public health.

Partner Resources

Download Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet (PDF)

For More Information On This Program

Sally Aerts
saerts@utah.gov
(801) 538-6592

Sources

  1. Utah Death Certificate Database. Utah Department of Health: 2010-2012
  2. Utah Inpatient Hospital Discharge Data & Utah Emergency Department Encounter Database. Utah Department of Health; 2009-2011
  3. Updated American Geriatrics Society/British Geriatrics Society Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention of Falls in Older Persons. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2011;59:148-157
  4. Clemson L, et.al. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2004;52:1487-1494

Suicide Prevention Training

Evidence based education for community members and professionals available at no cost, designed to increase participants’ abilities to recognize someone at risk for suicide, engage them in a conversation about their thoughts of suicide, and support them in seeking professional care and staying safe.

Program Benefits

These trainings are targeted toward family members, social supports, and professionals engaging with a person at risk of suicide. Family members and friends often don’t know how to help their loved one or what to say when thoughts of suicide are present or when a loved one survives a suicide attempt. This training can provide practical conversation tips, methods to keep a loved one safe, and resources to get crisis intervention or outpatient help when needed. Individuals can request a training for a group (work site, church, youth group, etc), or they can request to participate in an already scheduled training. Participants completing the program can expect to have:

  • Increased knowledge about myths and facts surrounding suicide
  • Increased skills and confidence in how to identify and help a person at risk for suicide
  • Increased skill in engaging in conversation with a person at risk for suicide
  • Increased knowledge about crisis resources for suicide and when to seek them out
  • Increased skills in keeping the individual safe by removing access to lethal means and taking other safety precautions when appropriate

What Is Provided To Participants

  • Information about what it means to have thoughts of suicide
  • How to identify warning signs that someone might be thinking about suicide
  • Practical advice and practice in asking a person directly about thoughts of suicide
  • How to listen non-judgmentally and persuade the person to get help
  • How to make their environment safe and where to refer them to professional help

Resources & Programs

Visit www.utahsuicideprevention.org/education-training for more information.

Additional Resources

Utah Department of Health Resources:

Contact Info:

Download Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet (PDF)

For More Information On This Program

Andrea Hood, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Utah Department of Health
ahood@utah.gov
(801) 538-6599

Sources

  1. Utah Death Certificate Database. Utah Department of Health: 2010-2012
  2. Updated American Geriatrics Society/British Geriatrics Society Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention of Falls in Older Persons. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2011;59:148-157
  3. Clemson L, et.al. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2004;52:1487-1494

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Fund

The Utah TBI Fund is used to contract for a variety of resources.

Program Benefits

The Utah TBI Fund is used to contract for resource facilitation services; neuro-psychological assessments; education of professionals and the public regarding understanding, treatment, and prevention of TBI; and to support an information and referral system for persons with a TBI and their families. Resource facilitation is a process that helps individuals and families by providing short term support with problem solving and linking people in need with available and appropriate resources to assist with a successful return to school, work, or community reintegration.

  • Participants completing the program report experiencing:
  • Improved quality of life
  • Decreased depression
  • Better understanding of TBI for individuals and their families.
  • Better family understanding of TBI
  • Better treatment from medical providers

What Is Provided To Participants

  • Free initial assessment to see if one qualifies
  • Participants are provided with a resource facilitator that is specially trained in the unique problems of individuals who suffer from TBI.
  • Neuro-psychological assessment from a qualified provider.
  • Family training

Resources & Programs

Visit www.health.utah.gov/tbi/ for more information

Additional Resources

The Utah Department of Health resources:

Partner Resources

Download Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet (PDF)

For More Information On This Program

Traci Barney
tabarneyl@utah.gov
(801) 538-9277