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Presented by SelectHealth, Utah Gives Back highlights charities and non-profit organizations serving our community. Learn about their important work by listening each morning, and bookmark this page for ongoing volunteer opportunities as we perform quarterly service projects.

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Emily Ashmead

People’s Health Clinic

For over twenty years People’s Health Clinic has provided no-cost, quality medical services to the uninsured residents of Summit and Wasatch Counties. They provide services that include pediatrics, vision programs, mental health services, chronic disease care and education. Their executive director, Beth Armstrong said, “It’s not just about keeping people out of the emergency room, […]
6 days ago
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Emily Ashmead

Thanksgiving Message

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to connect with family, eat delicious homemade food, and give thanks. I hope you include yourself in that thanks. While this season is traditionally about celebrating others, take a moment to acknowledge all the hard work you’ve done this year.  It’s easy to overlook the good because our brains fixate […]
13 days ago
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Emily Ashmead

Flourish Bakery

Substance use disorders and incarceration can damage the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Flourish Bakery’s internship program offers an innovative solution for those affected by these complex social issues. Flourish teaches the art and skills of professional baking while fostering hope, healing, and accountability to those recovering from substance use disorders with a history […]
20 days ago
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Emily Ashmead

SelectHealth Medicare 5-Star Rating

Medicare created the Star Rating system to help Medicare beneficiaries compare the performance and quality of Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans. These ratings offer a quick summary of a plan’s performance and it may help you determine which plan is best for you. Medicare uses over 40 quality and performance measures each year […]
27 days ago
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Emily Ashmead

Utah Health Policy Project – Take Care Utah

Shopping for health insurance can sometimes be confusing and stressful. That’s why Take Care Utah is here to help. Utahns are currently able to sign up for health insurance and may be able to receive financial assistance during the Open Enrollment period for Individual and Family plans. No one plans to get sick or hurt, […]
1 month ago
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Emily Ashmead

Flu Vaccination

Utah is widely recognized as a healthy place to live, work, do business, and raise a family. This includes our easy access to physical activities like hiking and biking trails, a strong sense of community, and great access to healthcare. Public health affects every Utahan including detecting and preventing infectious diseases by getting immunized regularly, […]
1 month ago
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Emily Ashmead

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah

For over a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping change kids’ perspectives and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential. In Utah, they help children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better through mentoring. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah connects children […]
2 months ago
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Emily Ashmead

Ogden School Foundation

School foundations are an important part of our children’s education and well-being. The Ogden School Foundation aims to enhance the educational opportunities of students in the Ogden School District. They expose students to a broad range of educational opportunities in literacy, the arts, technology, math and science. They do this by holding fundraising events where […]
2 months ago
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Emily Ashmead

EATS Park City

Did you know that studies show that there are lifelong benefits of family meals? They are linked to higher grades and nourish the spirit, brain, and health of all family members. EATS Park City is dedicated to empowering and growing healthy communities with fun, food, and nutrition. They are key supporters in improving the health […]
2 months ago
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Emily Ashmead

Common Ground Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor sports can and should be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. Common Ground Outdoor Adventures in Logan enhances the lives of youth and adults with disabilities through year-round, quality, outdoor recreation. They rally around the belief that our differences make us stronger and that together we can change the world. Removing the […]
2 months ago
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Emily Ashmead

Brigham City Senior Center

Senior centers throughout Utah are all about connection, wellness, and activities to keep those 60 and older healthy. They are one of the most important resources for our aging community and have more to offer than you might think. The Brigham City Senior Center is one of many that offer educational programming, counseling, health promotion, […]
3 months ago
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Emily Ashmead

The Governor’s Office of Outdoor Recreation – Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit

One of the unexpected consequences of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 was more people seeking escape outside. Nature became a refuge as we found new sources of entertainment, stress relief, and a place to move about safely. The Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation wants to ensure that Utahns can live a healthy and active lifestyle through […]
3 months ago
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Nick Wyatt

Salt Lake County welcomes refugees, immigrants during annual “Welcoming Week”

Leaders in Salt Lake County are celebrating the contributions of refugees and immigrants during Welcoming Week. 
3 months ago
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Emily Ashmead

Utah Afterschool Network

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 […]
3 months ago
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Emily Ashmead

Primary Children’s – Emotional Wellbeing

Emotional health means having the ability to express feelings, adjust to emotional challenges, tolerate frustration, cope with life stressors, and enjoy life. Teens and tweens in Utah are struggling and want trusted, informed help. Intermountain Healthcare Primary Children’s Hospital says talking with them about social emotional health is the best way to start. Ask your […]
3 months ago
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Emily Ashmead

VIP Special Needs Sports League

Regular physical activity is important to staying healthy. It is associated with better immune function, lower levels of anxiety, and perceived stress. Playing sports is a great way to stay active and people of all abilities should have access to participate. VIP Special Needs Sports League, in conjunction with Springville City, gives those with disabilities […]
3 months ago
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Heather Kelly

Afghan refugees are welcome in the Beehive State

Afghan refugees are welcome in Utah, and Governor Cox wants the White House to know.
4 months ago
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Emily Ashmead

Brain Body Boost (B3)

Healthy kids make engaged students. Children who are active, eat well, and are less stressed are more likely to have improved concentration, are happier, and earn higher grades. But too many kids are not getting the exercise and nutrition they need while also struggling with their mental health. SelectHealth has created an online, school-based wellness […]
4 months ago
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Heather Kelly

Food pantries are struggling to feed people in need

Food pantries are struggling to feed and assist people in need.
4 months ago
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Emily Ashmead

GK Folks Foundation/Afro Utah Festival

In order to understand another culture, appreciate its heritage, and foster relationships we must learn and listen from that culture. GK Folks Foundation welcomes diverse traditions, beliefs, and perspectives by celebrating them. Their dream is to enable African Immigrants and Refugees to build lifelong skills in order to accomplish their American Dream by providing mental […]
4 months ago
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Emily Ashmead

Special Olympics Utah

Sports have the power to transform lives. It’s often not the sport itself, but the benefits of connecting with others, challenging yourself, and improving your physical health. Special Olympics Utah aims to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of those with intellectual disabilities through the power of sports. Their athletes find […]
4 months ago
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Emily Ashmead

Davis Education Foundation

Did you know that almost 17,000 students do not know where their next meal will come from and that more than 1,200 children are experiencing homelessness in the Davis School District? Children cannot learn when they are hungry or do not have a safe place to shower, do laundry, study, or access resources. The Davis […]
4 months ago
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Emily Ashmead

Friends for Sight

Since the pandemic began, kids and adults alike are spending more time looking at screens, especially as virtual school and meetings have been on the rise. A recent survey found that 44 percent of children are using electronic devises for over four hours per day, more than double the rate before the pandemic. Unfortunately, this […]
5 months ago
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Ike Yospe

Friends of the Children

Children who’ve experienced a lot of adversity can benefit from a long-term, nurturing relationship with a consistent and caring adult. This is why Friends of the Children redefined youth mentoring by creating the first and only long-term professional mentoring program in the country. They select children who could benefit most from a relationship with a […]
5 months ago