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UHPP Awarded $406,000 Federal Grant to Train Navigators

Author: Utah Business | August 16, 2013
Utah's work to give more Utahns access to quality, affordable health insurance got a big shot in the arm from the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Four agencies get funds to guide Utahns into health exchanges

Author: Jennifer Dobner | The Salt Lake Tribune | August 15, 2013
Affordable Care Act » ‘Navigator’ groups will help Utahns figure out the new online insurance marketplace launching Oct. 1.

The Challenge of Helping the Uninsured Find Coverage

Author: ABBY GOODNOUGH | New York Times | August 14, 2013
OAKTON, Va. — Cyndy Dailey held a job fair at her nonprofit agency here last weekend, with a major caveat: she did not yet know if she could hire.

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When to Dial 2-1-1

Author: KUTV | January 22, 2013
Utah has a new helpline that connects you with information about emergency food pantries, utilities assistance, low-to-no-cost health and dental resources, child care and youth resources, government services, tax assistance, legal aid, behavioral and substance abuse and much, much more.

Inc. recognizes 9 Utah companies for job creation

Author: Steven oberbeck | The Salt Lake Tribune | December 26, 2012
Nine Utah companies are featured in the inaugural ranking of Inc. magazine’s national Hire Power Awards, announced earlier this month to recognize private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years.

Uninsured Families Find Relief During the Flu Season

Author: Brandi Sweet | December 17, 2012
For many adults and children in the Salt Lake metro area, access to preventable medical care for illnesses such as Influenza (the flu), is not a reality.

Lt. Governor Bell Announces New Federal Report Ranking

Author: Utah Commission on Volunteers | December 13, 2012
Lt. Governor Greg Bell, the Utah Commission on Volunteers and The Governor's Office of Economic Development, in conjunction with the corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announce the 2012 Volunteering and Civic Life in America (VCLA) report ranking Utah as the #1 volunteering state in the nation for the 7th year running.

Disabled workers can be an asset in the workplace, if given a chance

Author: Olivera Perkins | The Plain Dealer | November 17, 2012
Even in the best of times, people with disabilities have had unemployment rates at least 50 percent higher than the overall rate. During the recession and the recovery, the gap has widened, with jobless rates for the disabled sometimes nearly 90 percent higher.

Cleanup continues following weekend storm; volunteers needed

Author: Devon Dolan | KSL News | November 14, 2012
PROVO: The winter storm that swept through Utah last weekend may be over, but cleanup efforts are far from finished. Now Provo city leaders are asking for help.

Do you have snow-damaged trees? Your city may help out

Author: Anne Wilson | The Salt Lake Tribune | November 13, 2012
The weekend storm that pummeled areas along the Wasatch Front claimed scores of victims: trees that were bowed and then broken by the weight of heavy snow, often aggravated by leaves that were still clinging to branches.

Donate to the Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund

Author: United Way Worldwide | November 1, 2012
With leadership from United Way of New York City, United Ways along the Eastern Seaboard have established the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund to address near-term and long-term recovery needs of communities most affected by the hurricane.

Family Counseling Center celebrates 100 years in Utah

Author: Carole Mikita | KSL | October 26, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's Family Counseling Center is celebrating its 100th anniversary of service to people throughout the Salt Lake Community. Despite its longevity, there are still many who do not know of the help offered there.

A Humane Medicare Rule Change

Author: New York Times | October 23, 2012
A proposed settlement of a nationwide class-action lawsuit should make it easier for tens of thousands of disabled and chronically ill people to qualify for Medicare coverage. It is clearly the humane thing to do for desperately sick people with little hope of recovery.

United For Common Core

Author: Mona Burton | Salt Lake Tribune | August 16, 2012
For many of us, the memory of a bad report card is something that is best left in the past. But that is neither possible nor advisable with our statewide report card, where the record of poor student achievement reflects badly on all of us.

Fundraiser "Stuffs the Bus" for kids in need

Author: Brittany Green-Miner | Fox 13 News | August 12, 2012
The “Stuff the Bus” drive collects things like pens, pencils, paper, crayons and more for kids who can’t afford to buy them.

United Way launches new website for assistance

Author: Deseret News | August 8, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY — United Way of Salt Lake and United Way 2-1-1 have announced a new website that will offer a comprehensive list of services and resources for Utahns seeking urgent assistance.

United Way of Salt Lake offers new online service

Author: The Salt Lake Tribune | August 8, 2012
For Utahns in need of urgent help and no idea who to call, the United Way of Salt Lake recently rolled out a website, 211ut.org, featuring nearly 3,300 resources and services.

United Way 2-1-1 Launches New Website

Author: utahpolicy.com | August 7, 2012
United Way of Salt Lake and United Way 2-1-1 announce a new website that will offer a comprehensive list of services and resources for Utahns seeking urgent assistance.

Kids gather in Salt Lake City to provide a Summer of Service with United Way

Author: Megan Gessel | The Salt Lake Tribune | August 7, 2012
Waving back her buoyant red curls, 5-year-old Katie Lloyd cheerfully draws a Crayola masterpiece: azure lines for the sky, a yellow circle for the sun, green parentheses for the grass. She takes pride in her work, scribbling purposefully and with zeal.

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