Violence and Injury
Prevention Program

Office of Health Promotion and Prevention

The power of primary prevention

Primary prevention are public health strategies that saves lives, improves health outcomes, and helps organizations use their resources more effectively. As you learn how to implement this thinking in your own work, you can help build a community where everyone can thrive.

This 6-lesson course will provide you the necessary tools to establish a foundation for primary prevention in your organization and community to help all Utahns lead happier, healthier lives.

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Healthy Places Index

The Utah Healthy Places Index (HPI) is a powerful and easy-to-use data and policy platform created to advance health equity through open and accessible data. It's an evidence-based and peer-reviewed tool that can help support efforts to prioritize equitable community investments, develop critical programs and policies across the state, and much more. Neighborhood-by-neighborhood, the Utah HPI maps data on social conditions that drive health — like education, job opportunities, clean air, and other indicators that are positively associated with life expectancy at birth.
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Data Dashboard

Find the most recent opioiod data.
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Firearm injury Dashboard

Find the most recent firearm data.
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Advancing Harm Reduction and Navigation to Care funding Request for Application

The Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Violence and Injury Prevention Program (VIPP) is excited to announce the release of the Advancing Harm Reduction and Navigation to Care Funding Request For Application.

We are seeking proposals from qualified organizations to support Syringe Service Programs (SSPs) and harm reduction initiatives aimed at initiating, expanding, and supporting programs and outreach by navigators (e.g., people with lived experience, case managers) to promote access to harm reduction services (such as SSPs) and to link people to care from harm reduction services, as appropriate.

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