Use the drop-down lists below to explore workshops by program or chronic condition.
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.
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.
Contact Cambree Applegate, firstname.lastname@example.org, (801) 538-6852
Stepping On is an evidence-based fall prevention program that reduces falls among participants.
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.
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.
Visit www.health.utah.gov/vipp/older-adults/falls for more information
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.
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.
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:
Visit www.utahsuicideprevention.org/education-training for more information.
Andrea Hood, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Utah Department of Health
The Utah TBI Fund is used to contract for a variety of resources.
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.
Visit www.health.utah.gov/tbi/ for more information