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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.

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Child with Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Awareness Month gives us the chance to celebrate people wih Down Syndrome and their abilitites

A few Facts by the National Down Syndrome Society:
  • Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. This additional genetic material alters the course of development and causes the characteristics associated with Down syndrome.
  • Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition. Approximately one in every 700 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome – about 6,000 each year.
  • Quality educational programs, a stimulating home environment, good health care and positive support from family, friends and the community enable people with Down syndrome to lead fulfilling and productive lives.
National Down Syndrome Society


Zika Virus

Up to date information on Zika Virus can be found at:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/zika/)
Utah Department of Health (https://health.utah.gov/zika/)

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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