UTAH GIVES BACK

Utah Afterschool Network

Sep 6, 2021, 6:00 AM

Every child in Utah deserves access to high quality afterschool programs, so over 100 practitioners, youth advocates, and state agency leaders came together to establish the Utah Afterschool Network. This organization is a catalyst for building strong, safe, and healthy afterschool and out-of-school programs to support youth, families, and communities.

Afterschool programs keep thousands of our kids safe, help working families, and improve academic achievement. The Utah Afterschool Network offers parents tips on how to recognize high-quality afterschool programs, how to support those services, and where to find them.

The Utah Afterschool Network is dedicated to ongoing quality improvement strategies to assist afterschool programs to implement best practices and participate in relevant training. They offer cost-effective professional development workshops to ensure they are high quality programs that meet the needs of our diverse population. To learn more visit utahafterschool.org.

SelectHealth recognizes the valuable community support provided by The Utah Afterschool Network as another example of how Utah Gives Back.

Today’s Top Stories

Utah Gives Back

...
Emily Ashmead

SelectHealth Awards

Do you know of a program that supports the community? Or an organization that changes the lives of those around you? The SelectHealth Awards supports 20 organizations each year with an award worth over $23,000. Award winners promote health and wellness, assist individuals with special needs, create safe environments, and build strong communities. Whether it’s […]
4 days ago
...
Emily Ashmead

Open Enrollment

No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need medical care at some point, so having health insurance can protect you from unexpected, high medical costs and offer you the freedom to choose a provider that fits your needs. Utahns are currently able to sign up for health insurance and may be […]
11 days ago
new year happy...
Emily Ashmead

Live Well – Goal Setting

It’s not a diet. It’s not a boot camp. It’s not about the perfect body. It’s not about the quick fix, a six-week program, a band-aid, a fad. It’s a lifestyle, not a crash course. It’s about learning how to live well. We know that health is more than just going on a run, it’s […]
18 days ago
...
Emily Ashmead

Odyssey House

Founded in 1971, Odyssey House is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a continuing mission of empowering people to heal and build better lives. They are the largest and most comprehensive addiction recovery program in Utah. Their goal is to treat the whole person to help people successfully overcome each barrier they may face. There isn’t […]
25 days ago
...
Emily Ashmead

Holiday Message

During this holiday season, SelectHealth would like to acknowledge all the local organizations and volunteers making a difference in the communities across our great state. Utah Gives Back is a program that brings together the collective efforts of many. In 2021, we were able to recognize over 40 organizations and gather volunteers to give their […]
1 month ago
...
Emily Ashmead

Maternal Home Visits in Weber County

Intermountain Healthcare is joining with the non-profit organizations Prevent Child Abuse Utah and the United Way of Northern Utah’s Welcome Baby Program to coordinate in-home visiting programs for at risk moms and young children in Weber County. This effort is funded in part by a $1.2 million dollar gift to the Intermountain Foundation from a […]
1 month ago