Utah Department of Human Services Names Two New Deputy Directors

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The Utah Department of Human Services (DHS) Executive Director Tracy Gruber announced the appointment of two new Deputy Directors, Nate Checketts and David Litvack. They will both assume their new roles April 5. These appointments come during a broader period of transition for the department, with a new executive director appointed in January by Governor Spencer Cox, and passage of …

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State Offers Free Counseling for COVID-Related Stress

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The Utah Strong Recovery Project Provides Virtual Access to Crisis Services SALT LAKE CITY—-More than 40 crisis counselors are ready to answer your call if you are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression because of COVID-19.  The Utah Strong Recovery Project is funded by a FEMA grant facilitated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The funding is …

Heroin and prescription opioid overdose deaths decline in Utah as state ramps up efforts to address epidemic

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On Monday, Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox and leaders from several of Utah’s executive agencies announced that for the first time in six years, the state of Utah experienced a decrease in heroin-related overdose deaths (2017). Additionally, data was released showing that the number of prescription opioid overdose deaths declined for the third consecutive year. Utah was one of only …

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 …