Utah: Health & Disability Programs

Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Health Promotion, Arthritis Program
The Arthritis Program provides the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, a low-impact class that can be done either sitting or standing, and The Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program. The Living Well with Chronic Conditions Self-Management Program is also provided, which is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks, in community settings for people with different chronic conditions who attend together; workshops are led by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with a chronic disease. Subjects covered include: techniques to deal with pain, fatigue, frustration, and isolation, appropriate exercise to maintain and improve strength, use of medications and proper nutrition, how to communicate effectively with others, and how to evaluate new treatments. People attending this program have an ongoing condition such as asthma, arthritis, cancer, chronic pain, COPD or emphysema, depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia, heart failure, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and kidney disease.
P.O. Box 142107
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
(801) 538-9458
Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Health Promotion, Asthma Program
Consists of an educational program geared towards coaches, physical education teachers, and referees, the development of an asthma health care provider manual which includes patient education resources, as well as educational and materials for miners, and safety and health officers.
P.O. Box 142106
288 North, 1460 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
(801) 538-6141

Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Health Promotion, Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
This program provides diabetes self-management training, support groups, and classes in behavior change, exercise, kidney disease, stress relief, eye disease, insulin use, proper footwear, blood sugar testing, wound care, and holiday eating.
P.O. Box 142107
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
(801) 538-6141
Utah Department of Health, Division of Community and Family Health Services, Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
CSHCN provides direct care through clinical programs such as a child development clinic which provides clinical services for children with developmental delays,   children’s hearing and speech services, a neonatal follow up program which provides follow-up for very low birth weight newborns from birth to age 2 ½ years, specialty clinics which provides orthopedic and craniofacial services as well as occupational and physical therapy evaluations, and satellite clinics.  CSHCN also provides health care coordination through its fostering healthy children program and technology dependent waiver, and newborn screening through the newborn screening and newborn hearing screening programs. Additional programs include a birth defects network, family involvement and leadership, a medical home program, a pregnancy riskline, and a transition program, which educates and provides assistance to youth transitioning to young adulthood and their families.
44 North Mario Capecchi Drive
P.O. Box 144610
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
(801) 584-8284
Toll-free (800) 829-8200
Utah Department of Human Services’ Division of Aging and Adult Services
Services include education; the Senior Community Service Employment Program, a training and employment program (for people 55 and older) which includes assistance with job searches, on-the-job-training, resumé development, skill assessment, assistance searching for jobs openings, and on-the-job-training; Long Term Care Ombudsman Program;
the Healthy Aging Health Promotion Program, which provides education on topics including stress management, physical fitness, good nutrition, medication use, and coping with grief, as well as providing exercise equipment, physical activities, and screening clinics at senior centers; information and referral; homemaker services including chore services, supportive maintenance, adult day care, Personal Emergency Response System, and respite care; waiver services for qualifying individuals including personal care services, homemaking services, chore services, non-medical transportation, emergency response system, medication reminder system, adult day care services, in home and nursing home overnight caregiver respite, nursing home overnight caregiver respite, home-delivered meals, companion services, medical equipment, home modification, assistance with caregiver training, and medical card for medications and medical expenses; legal services; nutrition programs including nutrition assessment, counseling, nutritional supplements, daily meals, nutrition education services, congregate meals, home delivered meals; a  Retired Senior Volunteer Program; a foster grandparent program; and a senior companion program.
195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 538-3910
Toll-free (877) 424-4640
Utah Department of Human Services’ Division of Services for People with Disabilities
Services include community living (residential) support, companion services, extended community living support, host home support, professional parent, community living residential transportation, supported living, chore and homemaker services, family training/brain injury, family assistance and support for people with developmental disabilities and their families, respite care support, senior support, site and non-site support  for children with disabilities, site and non-site training, day training transportation, supported employment services, and support coordination.
195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 538-4200
Toll-free (800) 837-6811
Utah Department of Human Services’ Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
This division provides outreach, prevention, and treatment for substance abuse and mental health. Outreach services are provided through a Consumer Outreach Program, and prevention through a DUI Information and Education Program, Higher Education Prevention Programs, and a Prevention Dimensions program (formerly known as the “K-12 Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Prevention Education Program”). The Division also contracts with community mental health centers to provide inpatient, residential, and outpatient services; twenty-four hour crisis care and services; medication management; psychosocial rehabilitation, including vocational training and skills development; case management; community supports, including in-home services, housing, family support services, and respite services; and consultation and education services, including case consultation, collaboration with other service agencies, public education, and public information. The division also contracts with local county governments (Local Substance Abuse Authorities, or LSAAs) to provide substance abuse services including outpatient treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, day treatment, detoxification, residential/inpatient treatment, and  methadone treatment.
195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 538- 3939
Utah State Office of Rehabilitation Administration’s Division of Rehabilitation Services, Vocational Rehabilitation
Provides the following specialized services: vocational evaluation services, which provides career information to enable people to make meaningful choices for employment, considering their interests, aptitudes, abilities and values; Utah Center for Assistive Technology, which provides a wide range of assistive technology services to individuals with disabilities to reach their vocational and other goals; independent living, or supporting services to unserved and underserved people with disabilities; and benefits planning, or services to help cultivate job opportunities and maximize work incentives for people with disabilities.
250 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
(801) 538-7530
Utah State Office of Rehabilitation Administration’s Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DSBVI)
DSBVI provides preschool vision screening, services to individuals who are both deaf and blind, independent living services, vocational rehabilitation services, computer evaluation and training, orientation and mobility services, daily living skills, home repair courses, low vision screening,  assistive aids such as magnification and other aids, and a variety of adjustment-to-blindness classes and services.
250 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
(801) 538-7530
Utah State Office of Rehabilitation Administration’s Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Services provided include an assistive technology demonstration lab; case management and mental health counseling; community education; social and recreational activities; free classes on living with hearing loss, speech reading, coping strategies, and information on technology and resources; and an outreach and technology program, which provides referral, in-service training and resources to businesses.
5709 South 1500 West
Taylorsville, UT 84123
(801) 263-4861
Toll-free (877) 860-4861