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January 18, 2013

Utah State Office Building Auditorium
Utah State Capitol complex (map)
350 N. State Street
(directly behind the Capitol)
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

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Conference presenation materials are linked below



8:30a On-Site Registration
9:00a Opening Remarks

Darrin Sluga, MPH

President, Utah Public Health Association (UPHA)

Community Development Director, Salt Lake Valley Health Department

9:10a Introduction of Speakers

Len Novilla, MD, MPH

Policy Unit Chair, Utah Public Health Association (UPHA)

Associate Professor, Department of Health Science, Brigham Young University


From a Policy Perspective: Linking Utah’s Policy Makers & Public Health Professionals With Health as a Shared Agenda Across Government Sectors

Representative Michael Kennedy
Dr. Kennedy represents District 27 and is a member of the Utah House Health and Human Services Committee, House Political Subdivisions Committee, and the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee.

10:00a Through the Health Policy Lens: Framing a Cross-System Health Disparities Approach for Utah to Safeguard the Public’s Health

Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Rep. Chavez-Houck is the Assistant Minority Whip for the Utah House of Representatives.  She represents District 24 and is a member of the Utah House Executive Appropriations Committee, House Ethics Committee, House Government Operations Committee, House Health and Human Services Committee, Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee.
10:45a BREAK (10 minutes)

Using Data to Direct Health & Policy Efforts: Government & Transparency  

Kathryn G. Marti, RN, MPH

Director, UDOH Office of Public Health Assessment (OPHA)

OPHA fosters an integrated and objective understanding of Utah's health and health care systems, which serves as an essential component of health surveillance, policy development, and program planning and evaluation.  OPHA provides information support to the Utah public health system, access to health data and information, and conducts efficient collection, analysis, and reporting of health data.
Powerpoint presentation slides
11:30a Where are the Needs? What are the Health Issues? Meet Utah's Most At-Risk Populations
Dulce Diez, MPH, MCHES (Invited)
Program Director, Office of Health Disparities Reduction (OHD)

OHD believes that the health of Utahans will be largely determined by effectively working with communities to reduce health disparities particularly among populations experiencing a disproportionate burden of disease, disability, and death.
12:00N Affordable Care Act & the Path to Health Coverage: Understanding the Utah Health Exchange ---What It Is and How Will This Impact  Access and Delivery of Healthcare Services

Judi Hillman, M.A.
Executive Director, Utah Health Policy Project (UHPP)

UHPP is a nonpartisan, 501-C-3 nonprofit organization whose vision is for a health care system that provides medically necessary care to all Utah residents in a timely, efficient, and culturally effective manner with sustainable financing.

12:40-1:00p LUNCH – Mix & Mingle & Prize Drawing


Contact an organizer:

Len Novilla, UPHA
Heather Borski, UPHA

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