DHS Conducting Cost Survey and Rate Analysis of Residential Treatment, Family Based Proctor Care, Independent Living and Related Services

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As a valued partner with the Utah Department of Human Services (DHS), we share the desire to know the accuracy of our rates within our market and service needs. Accounting firm Myers and Stauffer LC is under contract to perform a cost survey and rate analysis of DHS service providers of residential treatment, family-based proctor care, independent living and related …

2018 Public Meetings to Seek Input for Utah Disability Services

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The Utah Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) will hold public Advisory Council meetings in 2018 to solicit meaningful communication with partners and promote transparency and awareness for current or future projects and policy changes. Meetings will be held on the following dates and times:  Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, …

Utah’s Community Approach to Drug Prevention Wins National Award

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  SALT LAKE CITY – Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), the nation’s leading substance abuse prevention organization, honored the state of Utah, Utah Department of Human Services and Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) with the 2017 Outstanding State Member Award for significant efforts in community-based drug prevention coalitions to create safe, healthy and drug-free communities. Among …

Finding Solutions with Federal Partners

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The Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) is working with federal partners to build a benefit that will help people experiencing homelessness, mental health issues or substance use disorders access needed services that lead to recovery and self-sufficiency. As part of Sen. Orrin Hatch’s Disability Council, DSAMH provides feedback and information regarding the impact of the Children’s Health …

Caring for DHS Caregivers

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The Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) partners with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) in Utah to provide information and resources that support DHS caregivers. If you are the caretaker of grandchildren or a loved one who is aging or disabled, outside of your work-related duties, consider these tips and resources that can reduce stress and worry …

How to help those with no family through the holidays

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Looking for a way to give back this holiday season? Consider donating to programs that benefit patients of the Utah State Hospital and wards of the state who have no family and are in need of personal care supplies. Print this flyer to share these opportunities with family or community members. Utah State Hospital Forgotten Patient Christmas Project What it …

Utah Division of Child and Family Services Announces New Director

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SALT LAKE CITY – Twenty-five-year veteran of the Utah Department of Human Services (DHS), Diane Moore, has been appointed to lead the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS). “I am confident that Diane will serve admirably in this noble calling as the senior state executive for our child welfare system,” DHS Executive Director Ann Williamson stated regarding her decision …