Thursday, April 17, 2014
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QPR - Free Suicide Prevention Class on April 17

Have you ever heard of QPR? It stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer. These are 3 skills anyone can learn to help prevent a suicide. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to get help. 

The Wasatch Suicide Prevention Coalition is offering a FREE QPR class on Thursday, April 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in Conference Room B of the Wasatch County Services Building (55 South 500 East, Heber City). To register or for more information, please contact Trudy Brereton at 435-657-3312.

The Great Utah SHAKE OUT Earthquake Drill this Thursday!

Do you know what to do during an earthquake? When the ground starts shaking you should: DROP to the ground, take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops. If there isn't a table or desk near you, drop to the ground in an inside corner of the building and cover your head and neck with your hands/arms. Do NOT try to run to another room just to get under a table. For more information about Drop, Cover, and Hold on visit:

Participate with us tomorrow at 10:15 am in the Great Utah Shake Out drill. For more information click "Read More"

"Stepping On" Falls Prevention Class

The health department will be offering the “Stepping On” workshop beginning Tuesday, April 22 at the Wasatch County Senior Center to help adults 65 and older reduce falling hazards.

The “Stepping On” workshop features simple balance and strength training activities, education on the importance of vision in maintaining balance, discussions about how medications factor into falls and ways to stay safe at home and in the community. 

This workshop is free of charge and open to adults 65 years and older. Registration is required to attend. To register, contact Trudy Brereton at 435-657-3312

Free Radon Test Kits!

Did you know radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer? Find out if you are at risk from radon in your home. We are providing radon testing kits at the health department - just leave a deposit of $7 to pick up your kit and get your money back when you turn in the test results. Call (435) 657-3312 for more information and click "Read More" to learn about radon.

Happy Anniversary WIC - Celebrating 40 Years!

Motherhood is one big job. Choosing healthy foods while pregnant, learning how to breastfeed, finding the right doctors for yourself and your children, and getting those kids ready to learn in school really does take a village. For the last 40 years, WIC has provided support and more to mothers and families.

Contact us to find out more about Wasatch County's WIC program or click "Read More" to find out how WIC has helped mothers and families over the last 40 years .

5-2-1-0: Daily Goals for Healthy Living

The 5-2-1-0 healthy living campaign helps individuals improve their health by providing simple, daily guidelines that encourage nutritious foods and an active lifestyle.

5-2-1-0 stands for 5 servings of fruit and vegetables each day; 2 hours or less of screen time (TV, computer, video games) per day; 1 hour or more of active playtime or exercise per day; and 0 sugar sweetened drinks. 

The health department created some videos to help explain the 5-2-1-0 campaign as well as provide some helpful tips to incorporate these ideas into your own life. Click "Read More" to view these videos on our YouTube page or visit for more information

Start Seeing Spots! The "Yellow Dot" Program

In Wasatch County, the health department has teamed up with the Heber City Police Dept, Wasatch County Sheriff's Office, Utah Highway Patrol, Wasatch County EMS, and Wasatch County Fire Department to bring this program to our community.

The yellow dots are an important tool for first responders (law enforcement, EMTs, and paramedics) to be able to help those who have been injured in a car accident. They let the responders know that there is important medical information about the car's occupant on a card inside the glove box.  

Report a Foodborne Illness

Think you got sick from something you ate? Let us know by visiting and answering a few questions about your symptoms, places you've visited, and what you ate. For more information about the igotsick website, click "Read More"

QPR - Free Suicide Prevention Class on April 17
The Great Utah SHAKE OUT Earthquake Drill this Thursday!
"Stepping On" Falls Prevention Class
Free Radon Test Kits!
Happy Anniversary WIC - Celebrating 40 Years!
5-2-1-0: Daily Goals for Healthy Living
Start Seeing Spots! The "Yellow Dot" Program
Report a Foodborne Illness
Health Department Calendar
Event StartTitle
4/17/2014 8:00 AM Immunization Clinic
4/17/2014 10:00 AM Utah Shakeout Earthquake Drill
4/17/2014 3:00 PM Food Handler Class
4/17/2014 6:00 PM QPR Class
4/18/2014 8:00 AM Dental Clinic
4/22/2014 8:30 AM WIC Clinic
4/22/2014 9:30 AM "Stepping On" Falls Prevention Workshop
4/23/2014 8:30 AM WIC Clinic
4/24/2014 8:00 AM Be Wise Clinic
4/24/2014 1:00 PM Cancer Screening Clinic



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