August is National Immunization Awareness Month.
- More than two centuries have passed since the first successful vaccine for smallpox was developed. We've come a long way since.
- Today's vaccines are among the 21st century's most successful and cost-effective public health tools for preventing disease and death.
- Thanks to immunizations, crippling and often fatal diseases like polio, that were once common, are now only distant memories for most Americans. - health.ny.gov
We believe prevention is a key to your wellbeing. Check out our 4 part series.
Part 1 - Give Your Child a Healthy Start: Vaccinate!
Part 2 - Send Your Kids Back to School with Up to Date Vaccines
Part 3 - Even Healthy Young Adults Need Vaccines
Part 4 - Adults Need Vaccines too
Read Part 1
July is Eye Safety Month.
Firework eye injuries are common in young people and bystanders.
June is National Safety Month.
Injuries are a leaading cause of disability for people of all ages and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. The good news is everyone can get involved to help prevent injuries.
May is National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Prevention Month.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Utah has the most cases of melanoma in the country.
University of Utah Health Sciences Senior Vice President, Vivian Lee, Named in "Top 40 Smartest People in Health Care"
See the full list, including Dr. Lee's entry, here.
Becker's Hospital Review, one of the premier organizations for rankings and news related to health care, named Dr. Lee as part of a select group of leaders in health care. Here is an excerpt from their website:
"As providers, payers and policymakers have searched for the best way to contain costs while improving quality of care, certain individuals stand out as having the intellect and acumen needed to spearhead successful reform. Here are 40 of the smartest people in healthcare today..."
University of Utah Health Plans Launches Accountable Care Program with Value Based Payments to Providers
The Accountable Care Program will serve 56,000 UUHP members in Utah. The new program includes a partnership for value-based payments between the health plan and the University of Utah Primary Care Physicians Group, and is the first Medicaid ACO plan to accomplish this in Utah.