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Jenny Johnson, Media & Education Coordinator
(801) 538-9416

Social Media: A Guide to Social Networking Applications, Their Audiences, and Their Uses

Recommendations for Reporting on Suicides guidance and examples of appropriate suicide news stories.

News Releases and Advisories

Date
Title
Topic
8/14/14

CDC Awards $1 Million to Utah to Address Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention 

Prescription drug overdoses
2/27/14

New Data Show Impact of Dating Violence on Utah Teens

Dating violence
1/24/14

New Violence and Injury Data Available by Neighborhood

Injury, violence, data, Utah Small Areas
11/14/13

State Officials Celebrate 30 Years of Preventing Violence and Injuries in Utah

News Advisory

Injury, violence
10/28/13

The Concussion Crisis: Hiding head injuries can lead to life-long problems on and off the field

Sports concussions, traumatic brain injury, TBI

Awards and Recognition

2012 Kind Remembrance Award from the Caring Connections grief program for the teen memorial booklets

2012 Innovative Initiative Award from the Safe States Alliance

2012 Innovations in Health Education Award for the 2010 All They Left Were Memories: Stories of teen lives lost on Utah's roads memoriam. Presented by the Health Education Association of Utah.

2007 award 2008 award 2009 award
“Excellence in Collecting the Most Timely and Complete Violent Death Data” for 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010
presented to the Utah Violent Death Reporting System by the CDC.

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs Best Practices for the Zero Fatalities: Sixteen Reasons Why Zero is the Only Acceptable Number memorial booklet

2009 AASHTO President's Award for Highway Traffic Safety presented to the Utah Teen Driving Task Force by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)


2009 Silver Award
from the 16th Annual National Health Information Awards competition for the Zero Fatalities: Sixteen Reasons Why Zero is the Only Acceptable Number memorial booklet

2009 Public Health Hero Award from the Utah Public Health Association for the Zero Fatalities: Sixteen Reasons Why Zero is the Only Acceptable Number memorial booklet

2010 Bureau of Health Promotion Success Story Booklet - read examples of successful projects at the Utah Department of Health, including those relating to violence and injury prevention