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Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)

The mission of CSHCN is to assure quality health care and related services for children and youth with special needs and their families throughout the State of Utah.

August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Children in sunglasses

With back-to-school just around the corner, parents will be scrambling to buy new school supplies and clothes. Good vision and overall eye health are vital to academic success, so add an eye exam to your to do list.

Children are growing and it is important to identify problems early. Four Tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology:
1. Get regular childhood vision screenings – Children’s eyes change rapidly,making regular vision screenings an important step in detecting and correcting eye problems early.
2. Know and share your family eye health history – Everyone should find out whether eye conditions or diseases run in their family.
3. Watch for signals of eye problems – Parents should be alert to symptoms that could indicate an eye or vision problem, such as complaints of eyestrain, headaches and squinting when reading or performing other common activities.
4. Wear protective eyewear when playing sports – Eye injuries while playing sports can cause serious damage.

Zika Virus


    Up to date information on Zika Virus is located at:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website found at     Utah Department of Health website

For Utah specific testing instructions regarding submission of diagnostic specimens for Zika virus testing refer to Submitting Diagnostic Specimens for Zika Virus Testing.



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